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Our idealism will inevitably shrink over time, but here are two ideas to help us end up as realists rather than cynics.
Far too few churches provide any support or training for kingdom-focused business leaders.
Some have left the kingdom labor force.
This is one of the hardest parts of leadership.
You need these traits to pass the baton with success.
Countless churches are declining. This is what you can do about it.
I remind myself of the three P's of ministry that need to remain in the right order.
Our priorities teach us a lot about what matters most in our lives.
It makes sense why this large demographic started using it.
Many public speakers and pastors forget these crucial steps.
Sometimes the answer isn't just a simple yes or no.
You don't know it until you experience it, but leadership often brings its own types of pain.
Negative situations are unavoidable in leadership. But you can control this aspect—and it makes all the difference.
We've all been there. But here's the good news.
Every leader needs to face this question. Here's how to know when to call it quits.
Don't fall for the scam many creditors use to try to get more money out of you.
"You first have to know what God's called you to."
At 66, she shows no signs of slowing her ministry.
Angela Kouplen never anticipated a career in the energy business, but her skills have led her into an industry where she can be spiritual salt and light.
Debbie Morris always believed she would marry a pastor, but she never expected to become one.
Good leaders must have confidence. Learn where to place yours.
Truly effective social media campaigns don't end with the originator of the message.
You might be starting your leadership development from the wrong platform.
When Jesus defined leadership to His disciples, He put it this way.
Great leaders understand the power of their words.
One of the most common struggles I see in pastors is the fear of being confident.
There are specific behaviors that are relatively easy to avoid that will make your leadership journey so much more productive and enjoyable.
I have seen the "good, the bad and the ugly" when it comes to presenting the gospel of Christ.
Millennial parents have their own unique generational values that you need to know and understand if you're going to reach them and their children.
The world will stand back in awe and wonder when we walk in this incredible source of strength.
Days dash by at warp speed—an endless stream of emails, phone calls, meetings, interruptions and deadlines. Here's what you can do.
Would you like to be in the 10 percent of churches that are seeing growth by salvations?
Stop assuming what you see at face value is the truth.
This organization is bringing fun to children's church in an age of distraction.
When we buy into this attitude, we flow right along with the culture's current.
Anxiety doesn't have to control your decisions or your pace. Learn what David and Elijah did to rise above.
Moses faced the same struggle right after his mountaintop experience with God.
Financial freedom is an attainable goal for everyone with a little knowledge and a little time.
Ignoring this simple method could easily shipwreck your organization or ministry.
Not even Jesus did everything people asked Him to do.
This list is not exhaustive, but it certainly covers the most important items.
Many leaders and churches fail to do this—and suffer for it.
Business evangelists possess a supernatural gift of zeal for their product or service.
Especially when it comes to leading the next generation, to achieve connection, here are four principles every leader and influencer should know.
As an adult, I have to admit that often times my conversations with God the Father mirror my childhood conversations with my earthly mom and dad.
Many leaders and pastors assume they understand how to plan for their ministry, when in reality, they do not.
Barna sheds some light on those who may impact society's health and well-being the most.
I have met numerous leaders with the title "apostle," "bishop" and even "archbishop" without apostolic fruit to back up their title.
Blogging is a powerful tool in any spiritually minded leader's hand. Learn to maximize your blog's power to reach people.