Do you have what it takes for the job?

What is your response when someone looks at your résumé and asks how you match up with the task at hand? Which qualifications lend themselves to a position in ministry? Jodi Hickerson, Programming Director of Mission Church (Ventura, Calif.), reveals the most important qualifications to include and not include on ...
October 12, 2015  

The only 2 sermons you will ever need

How did Peter come up with his sermon-series in the book of Acts? His preaching revolved around two life-changing truths. Find out about these two life-changing truths and how this will impact your ministry. (Mike Baker, Senior Pastor of Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Ill., teaching at the NACC conference in 2015.)
October 12, 2015  

How to take the missional pulse of your leadership

Is your team talking about mission or discipleship? "If we spend all our time talking about how we don't know how to work together, it distracts us from what we should be doing," says Jim Barber. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)  
October 05, 2015  

How Jesus avoided questions he didn't want to answer

How many times have you been asked a question that you really did not want or need to answer? Is it wrong to not answer? Learn masterful communication from Jesus. Discover how he never spoke about things he did not want to discuss. (Mike Baker, Senior Pastor of Eastview Christian ...
October 05, 2015  

'Sometimes churches just need to die'

"I know that's a controversial statement," says Stephen Gray at Turnaround 20/20. "We don't like to think in those terms. But between 30,000 and 40,000 churches over the last decade have closed their doors for good."
July 22, 2014  

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Remember this when you want to give up

If you find yourself discouraged and lacking evidence for the fruits of your labor, Lee Strobel reminds us that one day in heaven what you have invested in for eternity will be worth it. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
September 28, 2015  

Where are we headed?

Jim Barber emphasizes the importance of discussing the missional strategy of a church before reorganization. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
September 28, 2015  

Even idiots can become bold leaders

What's the secret to being bold Christian leaders that are able to speak into the war of words happening in our world? Peter and John knew the secret and were transformed from common men to world-changing leaders. Mike Baker, senior pastor of Eastview Christian Church (Normal, Ill.), shares the secret to ...
September 20, 2015  

Is conflict resolution a leadership priority?

"If they don't love each other at the end of the day, then they won't be able to revitalize the mission, vision and strategies of the church," Jim Barber says in his discussion on conflict resolution and reconciliation. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
September 20, 2015  

Find the starting point in order to make changes

Jim Barber discusses important questions to ask when approaching a transition in church governance. Discover what obstacles you may face depending on your church's background. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
September 04, 2015  

How to be a voice in the worldwide conversation

There's an ongoing conversation happening around the world all the time – from blogging to tweeting to texting, that many times speaks out against the church and Christians. How do we find our voice in this conversation and start to make an impact? Mike Baker, senior pastor of Eastview Christian Church (Normal, ...
September 04, 2015  

Time for a change?

Jim Barber explains what triggers the need for changes in a church's leadership structure. He also shares how often churches should implement these changes. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
August 31, 2015  

Heaven only knows the impact you are making

“You have no idea how God will use you in ways you don’t even know, to be a link in the chain to lead people to heaven,” shares Lee Strobel with pastors and church leaders. For those wondering if what you are doing is making an impact, Lee Strobel shares ...
August 31, 2015  

What is governance?

Jim Barber breaks down the definition of governance and explains the elements tied to church leadership structure. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
August 25, 2015  

The defining mark of a healthy church culture

What is the most important characteristic of a healthy church culture? According to Bob Whitesel it is not theology, good preaching or compelling worship that is the common thread among healthy churches. Find out what Saddleback and other churches have found to be the key to a growing, healthy culture. ...
August 25, 2015  

Wesley, Whitefield and agreeing to disagree

The purpose of the pulpit, predestination, discipleship models – those are just some of the many things that friends John Wesley and George Whitefield had conflicting views on. However, out of their relationship a phrase was coined that has continued to help unify church leaders in the midst of doctrinal ...
August 17, 2015  

3 snapshots of unhealthy churches

Can we spend money on new carpet? Jim Barber shares real stories from churches he consulted and the passion for taking them toward next steps in leadership structure. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
August 17, 2015  

Lee Strobel: how the church changed my family forever

Best selling author and former atheist Lee Strobel wasn’t always the man he is today. God radically transformed his life and the life of his family. Hear his incredible testimony and the importance of a small church committed to strategizing, innovating and praying to reach people like him. (Excerpted from ...
August 12, 2015  

A practical tool for engaging conversationally

Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, one of the essential ways leaders serve people is by taking the time to invest in them through conversation. Kevin Holland shares what God has shown him about being more intentional as a pastor and the practical, easy tool that has helped ...
August 05, 2015  

Lee Strobel says thank you

Ditching his prepared remarks for the NACC conference, Lee Strobel addresses a room full of pastors and leaders, from churches big and small, to say thank you on behalf of the people who have already and who will be impacted by the church offering the hope and light of Christ. ...
August 05, 2015  

The mission behind Duck Dynasty

So what is the purpose behind the family of bearded hunters that have found such popularity on Duck Dynasty? Hear from Alan Robertson, one of the brothers, who shares the mission behind the show and the lives of the Robertson family. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
July 28, 2015  

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