Great endeavors require strong foundations

Is disciple-making a struggle? What are you building on?


Gauging your church’s culture

Here's the first step to take your church into the future.
March 06, 2017  

No leader is an island

Leadership is often a lonely endeavor, and our common rhythm of ministry practices may lead us into a false sense of self-sufficiency and unnecessary isolation.
February 20, 2017   Allen Hamlin

5 ways to practice spiritual one-upmanship

We’ve all used spiritual one-upmanship to win an argument or get our way in a board meeting or committee debate.
February 03, 2017   Brian Thorstad

Learning from your leadership style

Are you a shepherd, a visionary or a combination of both?
January 15, 2017  

5 scientifically proven mindfulness skills for great leadership

These skills will make you a better leader (and a better person).
January 05, 2017   Charles Stone

Why we should pray for Christians post-persecution

Those who have survived persecution often need just as much prayer as those currently enduring persecution.
December 31, 2016   Anthony Marr

6 ways you can help unhappy church families

So what’s a pastor to do? Are we helpless in the face of such problems? Not at all.
December 30, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Asking is steering, listening is learning

I have a number of roles in my life, and here is one key skill that helps me be my best in each one of these.
December 17, 2016   Kent Evans

To team or not to team – that’s a good question

Teamwork comes with both positives and negatives. The next time you are asked to serve on a team you can be assured there will be various perspectives.
December 12, 2016   Paul Greasley

Using NASCAR to find the right hire

Sometimes there are interview questions that have nothing to do with skill.
December 07, 2016  

A leader's key to solving problems

How does your team handle obstacles? Do they look to you as the go-to person to solve problems?
December 05, 2016   Charles Stone

Accountability or accounting?

Ministry and non-profit settings have often been places of low accountability. Many believe that good intentions are all the accountability they need.
December 02, 2016   Mike Bonem

4 more characteristics of the unhealthy church family

Family systems theory says that families are more alike than different. These same patterns, roles and habits also surface in churches and other organizations.
November 30, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Making direct connections – tips for networking

I am occasionally asked for “networking” advice. I admit to having a penchant for meeting people and connecting folks who need to know one another. So, this one’s from the “how to ask for a favor” file.
November 28, 2016   Kent Evans
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Finding a new hire for a church from among a pool of job applicants involves resumes and background checks, but it also requires conversations to determine a good spiritual fit and shared vision for a church.


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