Thinking and acting strategically

If you ask a second chair leader what he or she “does,” you may hear a long list of tasks. But what if you ask about their greatest contribution to the organization?
April 24, 2017   Mike Bonem

9 traits of excellent church leaders

When teaching church leadership, there are specific qualities in leaders which should exist or be formulated.
April 23, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

Accepting imperfections will improve your writing

For me to proclaim, “You’re not perfect!” might sound a bit jarring or insulting. But it’s true. And, once you accept that, it will set you free.
April 23, 2017   Ken Walker

You are under surveillance

Almost everywhere we go these days we are being videotaped. However, there is a sobering spiritual truth that most people ignore.
April 22, 2017   Bob Russell

3 steps to motivate people to action

Excellent communication is a highly desired talent in the American church. Most pastors seek to be great communicators yet unfortunately, many pulpits are void of compelling and effective communication.
April 20, 2017   Mark Lenz

The bottom line of disciple-making is where and how, not if

There are more important things than warming more seats in the pews. The something more is discipleship.
April 19, 2017   Ronald Keener

The story of a trained Iranian church planter

Behrouz was trained through Elam Ministries’ three-month leadership and church planting course, in a country near Iran, during 2016.
April 18, 2017   Anthony Marr

Exploring the newness people crave

People usually sense a need for change immediately prior to the point of spiritual transformation. If God intends spiritual reconnection to be a reaction to crises, then how do we help people in the midst of crisis?
April 17, 2017   Bob Whitesel

Book review: Growing Young

Growing Young is an outgrowth of the Fuller Youth Institute and their work on "sticky faith."
April 16, 2017   Mike Bonem

When is a pastor like Nanny McPhee?

Here are three analogies I use to help people understand the new varieties of transitional (or interim) pastoral ministry.
April 15, 2017   Brian Thorstad

One Roman nail

A Roman nail sits on my desk. It is accurately dated no later than 86 A.D.
April 14, 2017   John B. MacDonald

Easter: More than a story

While Easter is never less than the themes of this powerful story, it has to be more.
April 13, 2017   Alan Wilson

How to make it through Sunday

It’s easy to wear yourself out in the run-up to Easter. What does it take to get through it?
April 12, 2017   Margaret Marcuson

Simple ways to care for your neighbors this Easter

As you pray and think about how to show God’s love in practical ways this Easter, you’ll find that God often gives you creative ways to communicate with people about how they can follow Jesus.
April 12, 2017   Kris Eldridge

Persecution of Iranian Christians worsened in 2016

Iranian Christians report that the persecution that they endure worsened in 2016.
April 11, 2017   Anthony Marr

Are you present with your community?

What would it look like to shift from a virtual focus to a face-to-face model in both your life and ministry?
April 10, 2017   Allen Hamlin

Why I don't have a problem with segregated worship services, if reconciliation takes place at 11:30

It has been said that “10:30 on Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week.” I don’t have a problem with that if 11:30 is the most integrated time.
April 10, 2017   Bob Whitesel

10 ways pastors can be bad bosses

Over the course of three decades, I have seen some pastors thrive and others fail. And I have seen two common reasons for pastors failing.
April 08, 2017   Thom Rainer

10 ways to be a better supervisor

Are you struggling with a challenging employee? Are you looking for a new employee?
April 06, 2017   Margaret Marcuson

Are churches missing an opportunity to reach children and youth?

Don't neglect those moments to teach them how to develop a reverent friendship with God.
April 05, 2017   Kim Niles

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