Here are some tips for recognizing, appreciating and recruiting volunteers at your church.
Are you missing the link between what you’re doing and the results you’re getting? Here's how to connect the dots.
Interim pastors have the unique privilege of bringing healing to hurting congregations. Find out how he or she can do that.
Making eye contact with your congregation—or someone else’s—is critical when giving a sermon. Here’s why.
Just because your church has limited financial resources doesn't mean your ministry can't be effective.
Here are seven ways to get your team’s creative juices flowing and to spark their enthusiasm.
Here are some proven tips for limiting technology distractions and working smarter for your ministry.
Leaders should consider whether they are willing to pay the price for good leadership. Here’s what it can cost you.
Whether it's the husband or the wife—or both—here's some suggestions on how to encourage your mate in doing God's work.
How much of your life is spent spewing opinions versus developing or thinking about great ideas? Here’s how to tell the concepts apart.
What makes you a bold example of Christ-likeness for your congregation? Here are some suggestions of how you can walk the walk.
For decades, church members have been fighting, splitting and lamenting the state of music in our worship services. Find out why that trend may be a thing of the past.
Ray Chang, founder of Ambassador Network, says there are a few things to consider when coaching potential young leaders.
It can be very difficult to repair a negative culture in a church. Here are some things to consider when assessing the atmosphere in yours, and some suggestions to improve it.
There are several key considerations involved when developing a vision for your church. Find out what they are.
When the church is about four walls and a meeting place, disciples are made for the church instead of for the world. Find out how disciples for the city tend to be focused on transforming the city and the world.
Drawing upon a baseball reference, leadership architect Brian Dodd says church leaders would do well to look at the St. Louis Cardinals as a benchmark for continued organizational excellence.
Here are six keys to sharing the ministry load in a small setting.
Sometimes pastors can be their own worst enemies. Do you show the respect and dignity to your staff members that they deserve?
When planning your sermon agenda for the upcoming year, do you balance your subjects? Here are some things to look for.
We wear a lot of labels in life. But are some of those labels limiting, and are they God’s intention for us?
Do you oversee a ministry that doesn't really tie in to the larger infrastructure, planning and overall discipleship process of your church? Saddleback Church’s Kenny Luck offers some advice on how to get reconnected.
When it comes to the media, especially social media, there are no secrets. Find out how Freedom House Church in Charlotte, N.C., found that out the hard way.
Pastors, if you’re serious about being led to plant a church, make sure you weigh these important factors before you begin the process.
Find out why Ray Chang, senior pastor of Ambassador Church in Brea, Calif., says racial and cultural differences must not keep us from empowering our brothers and sisters in Christ.
It's difficult to please everyone all of the time. Here is some advice for the times when people do a complete 360-degree turn about their feelings for you and your work.
Jesus’ scope of ministry was incredibly narrow, but He meant it to be that way. Why is it difficult for churches to pattern their ministry after His?
As a leader, how do you change from a top-down management style to one that will allow authentic leadership without losing credibility? Pastor Kim Martinez offers some insight.
The senior pastor of Rock Church International says results of a recent study that revealed youth groups are to blame for the high dropout rate of young adults in church is simply erroneous. Read Pastor Blanchard’s rebuttal to the claim.
Filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke recently sat down with Sam Smith of Medical Ministry International, an organization making a huge impact on the poor around the world. Find out what Smith had to say.
Rick Warren says he’s against fundraising but in favor of teaching people to give. Here are some ways they're motivated to do so.
As much as churches would like to focus on all ministries, it sometimes isn’t possible. Pastor Artie Davis suggests what to do for church growth.
Lust is one of Satan’s strongest tools against believers. Joseph Mattera says ministry leaders are not immune and gives suggestions on what weapons to use to fight the enemy.
For pastor Kyle Searcy, planting a new church was like waiting for his first child to be born. Find out how exhilarating the experience was.
Pastors, there certainly will be times when you feel like your ministry is caving in around you. Here are some suggestions to keep Satan off your back.
The warning signs are there. See how failure to stop these thoughts could result in great harm.
Leading a group of church volunteers can present challenges. Here are some tips to overcome them.
Do you know of any church leaders who act as if they are untouchable? Would you call them out for doing so?
The world’s hatred for Jesus was theological, not sociological. Should we care what the world thinks?
A new study might reveal why a majority of Christian teens abandon their faith upon high school graduation. Fifty-five percent of American Christians are concerned with modern youth ministry.
Are you being a great steward of your volunteers’ time? Here is some helpful instruction.
Not everything you do is going to please all the members of your congregation. How do you deal when people leave your church?
For those who have become highly critical of pastors, you might want to cut them a break. They’re not perfect, and here are three reasons to have confidence in them.
Should pastors read secular books? Here are some that Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, recommends.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Have you felt appreciation from your congregation?
Launching a multisite church campus can be daunting. Here are some strategies for setting up your kids' ministry.
Rick Warren says that in order to fulfill the Great Commission, we have to mobilize every member for ministry. Here are some lessons for doing that.
Pastor Geoff Surratt offers a guide for healthy ministry that reminds people your role—your only role—is to point followers to Jesus.
It isn’t rare for a pastor to get discouraged when he doesn’t see fruit from his labor. Find out why pastor Joe McKeever says not to get discouraged—your time is coming.
They may be painful to come to grips with, but there are some staunch realities that come with being a pastor. Here are some things to take to heart.