The funeral I never wanted to perform

Ajai Lall, Founder and Director of Central India Christian Mission, shares a powerful story of an unexpected response in the midst of suffering. Learn from one man’s experience and how his perspective challenges us to approach suffering differently. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
February 02, 2016  

3 hurdles of change leadership

Jim Barber discusses how clearing these hurdles will move your leadership structure in the right direction. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
February 02, 2016  

How one sermon unlocked a preacher's ministry

Hear how a sermon on marriage given during two different seasons of a pastor’s life, unlocked a key component in his preaching career. LeRoy Lawson, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City, Tenn.), shares this key ingredient based on Acts 4 which took his ...
January 25, 2016  

5 unhealthy leadership structures

Is there a hint of these five unhealthy leadership forms in your church? Jim Barber shows you what to look for. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 25, 2016  

7 characteristics of policy governance

Moving from the board making all the decisions to allowing staff ownership in the process is a challenge. Jim Barber gives insight to ease this transition. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 18, 2016  

This will change the world

Living in a world filled with pain and problems, we’re constantly looking for that answer to fix this brokenness. Sean Palmer, Lead Minister at The Vine Church in Temple, Texas, digs into 2 Kings 7 and shares this answer and challenges us to rethink what we do with the good ...
January 18, 2016  

Trust economics: Finding balance between board and staff

How do you build trust between a church staff and board? Jim Barber addresses this concern from his experience consulting with churches across the country. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 12, 2016  

An old man's conversation with God

“It’s natural for someone who has lived a long time to be afraid,” LeRoy Lawson says as he takes a reflective look at Psalm 71. What do you fear as you age? How does this impact your ministry? Lawson shares the secret to peace in the midst of aging. (Excerpted ...
January 12, 2016  

What’s your most valuable asset?

Is it leadership? Personality? Ministry strategy? Teaching, writing, preaching? Actually, your best asset may not be what you think. Jodi Hickerson puts a new spin on what should qualify as your most valuable offering. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
January 06, 2016  

Who makes the decisions?

Has your church staff or lay leaders ever experienced stress from the decision-making process at your church? Jim Barber shares about the frustration between a church staff and board when it comes to decision-making. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 06, 2016  

Building bridges between suffering and sharing the gospel

Five hundred million people in India live with the income of less than a dollar per day. How does the gospel answer the desperate need in the light of poverty and suffering? Ajai Lall shares how the Central India Christian Mission has reached people for Jesus in the middle of ...
December 28, 2015  

What surfaces when you encounter resistance to Jesus?

There is something about difficult moments that reveals our true selves. Chris Seidman challenges us to examine our spiritual fruit when resistance comes knocking. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
December 28, 2015  

How to take the “my” and “I” out of ministry

Do you have tunnel vision? Where is your focus when it comes to ministry? LeRoy Lawson, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City, Tenn.), gives insight into Psalm 71 and how this passage speaks to reevaluating your perspective. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in ...
December 21, 2015  

I know about rehab, but not about Rahab

How do we connect with those who don’t believe? Is it about head knowledge and sermon delivery? Learn the secret of reaching those who have yet to know Jesus. Jodi Hickerson challenges Christ-followers with this secret. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
December 21, 2015  

How are you mobilizing members in ministry?

Asking this question is an important key in having an effective church reorganization. When is the last time you evaluated this key ingredient to your church's health? (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
December 15, 2015  

I’m not far off . . . from playing in the NBA

Chris Seidman, Senior Minister at The Branch Church in Dallas, Texas, admits how many men think their sports skills match up to those in the pros. What about in ministry? What causes you to readjust your ministry perspective? (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.) 
December 15, 2015  

How to partner with the next generation

What does it take to bridge the gap between generations? LeRoy Lawson, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City, Tenn.), shares an endearing story that led him to the answer. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
December 07, 2015  

How can God use someone who is suffering?

Ajai Lall, Founder and Director of Central India Christian Mission, shares what he has learned about suffering as his father battled with cancer. Grab hold of the challenges he issues, and view suffering from a new perspective. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
December 07, 2015  

Do you really believe that?

In today’s culture, many times the word “believe” is used to express our interests and opinions. Jodi Hickerson, programming director of Mission Church (Ventura, Calif.), shares absolutes, which weigh more than any of our interests and opinions. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
December 01, 2015  

3 healthy leadership structures

One governance structure does not fit all churches. Jim Barber shares how each of three different styles are all healthy and effective. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
December 01, 2015  

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The funeral I never wanted to perform

Ajai Lall, Founder and Director of Central India Christian Mission, shares a powerful story of an unexpected response in the midst of suffering. Learn from one man’s experience and how his perspective challenges us to approach suffering differently.


3 hurdles of change leadership

Jim Barber discusses how clearing these hurdles will move your leadership structure in the right direction. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)


How one sermon unlocked a preacher's ministry

Hear how a sermon on marriage given during two different seasons of a pastor’s life, unlocked a key component in his preaching career.


5 unhealthy leadership structures

Is there a hint of these five unhealthy leadership forms in your church? Jim Barber shows you what to look for. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)

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