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4 Practical Ways to Let Jesus Increase in Your Leadership
John's decrease message raises two important questions—one discipleship question and one leadership question.
14 Critical Differences Between a Natural Leader and a Supernatural Leader
Far too many believers in business fail to reach into their unfair advantage to unleash their supernatural leadership potential.
Look Straight Ahead
Think of marketing in terms of decades rather than days.
Future Generations Will Look for These Memorials—Will You Build Them?
There are several ways we can build memorials. Here are a few.
Why Your Church Can Benefit From These 9 Business Principles
Churches are certainly not businesses, but there are several business ideas churches need to learn.
Grace Always Wins
Our hearts have been torn with anguish as we've witnessed their distress and grief. But we fix our eyes on this.
12 Content Marketing Ideas Church Leaders Should Take Advantage Of
Let me make two observations about the relationship between the church and content marketing.
Initiate Your Spiritual Maturity With These 10 Keys to Sound Biblical Interpretation
The prophetic plays an important role.
Navigating the Troubled Waters of Cross-Generational Leadership
Baby Boomers and Millennials alike need to remember these truths.
David's Divine Strategy for Learning God's Will
This is the second step of winning backsliding believers back to Christ.
Collecting Leadership Capital With Your Team
Leadership decisions always incur a cost.
Cultivating Family Resilience That Pushes Your Ministry Forward
Ministry families face five stressors.
How Jesus Dealt With Loneliness in Leadership
Is it possible to be a strong leader and to also develop meaningful relationships with those you are leading?
You'll Want to Include These 6 Details in Your Church Staff Bios
Staff bios help guests—and church members—relate better to those who are charged with the spiritual care of a congregation.
Jesus' Advice for Whittling Down Your Debt Burden
You only get one chance to live your life. Don't let your creditors take it from you.
5 Godly Ways to Respond to a Hurtful Email From a Church Member
The internet has certainly brought us incredible ways to do commerce, to get information and to communicate. But it has an ugly and evil side as well.
The Strange Role Submission Should Play in Your Spirit-Focused Leadership
We don't talk about this topic very often. But it's crucial to our leadership.
Early Warning Signs Your Creativity Is Holding You Back
I'm a big advocate for creativity and creative people. But there are some who take it too far.
Jesus Said You Need This Consistent Habit to Bear Fruit as a Leader
We are told to be productive in the church, in our families, in our vocations and to multiply our resources (or talents). Here's how to do that.
Remember These Scriptural Truths When You Feel Utterly Hopeless
When you feel hopeless, God is enough to restore your faith.
Why David Brainerd Was Such a Success—and How You Can Be Too
The problem with success, defined in conventional terms, is that it's usually a moving target.
Paul's No-Nonsense Strategy for Dealing With Racism in the Church
Paul was deeply troubled by this behavior, twice calling it hypocrisy.
This Is Why Your Congregation Keeps Getting Distracted During Your Sermon
Every time you preach, almost everyone is sitting there with a smartphone in their hands. And that's only the first reason they're distracted.
Mentoring Millennials Into Leadership Starts With These 5 Questions
Stepping into a leadership role for the first time isn't easy. Be encouraged by these tips.
This Spiritual Discipline Gives You Strength to Lead the Broken
"Without strength, we cannot resist the devil."
The Difference Between Your Church's Vision and Your Church's Mission
The answer depends on who you're talking to, to some degree, but here's my take.
Pastor, Give Your Mornings to God
Nothing has ascended my spiritual life and level of leadership more than this allocated time each morning.
Ministering to Your Hurting Loved One
As ministry leaders, we often reach out to the broken. But who pastors the pastor when his or her life is falling apart?
Money-Saving Ideas for Your Summer Vacation
If you're following Proverbs' advice and getting rid of your debt, try these inexpensive yet fun vacation ideas.
10 Commandments of Your Church's Social Media
Many churches are still either hesitant to use social media or are using it poorly and not seeing any positive results. Here's why you need it.
God's Audacious Church-Planting Strategies
If God is calling you to plant churches, remember these stories from the book of Acts.
8 Sad Signs Your Church May Be Closing Soon
If a church has four or more of these signs present, it is likely in deep trouble.
Bypassing the Common Leadership Trap Called Stupidity
Here is a fun and incredibly simple way to avoid becoming a stupid leader.
Scriptural Guidance for Success in Our Gig Economy
For the believer, the new gig economy offers the opportunity to better meet the multivariate responsibilities of God, family and work.
Stop Trying to Eliminate All Distraction in Your Worship Service
Let's be honest. Sometimes connecting with God is a challenge in church.
5 Imminent Dangers Your Church Is Likely Facing
I am not speaking of just those churches that have abandoned core doctrines. I am also speaking of churches that are supposedly solidly evangelical.
Is Your Church Walking in This Revelation 7 Principle?
Bethel's logo reminds us of what the church ought to look like.
Prioritizing Your 'Yes' to Maximize Your Effectiveness
How many tasks are on your to-do list during the week that are non-essential for feeding and leading the flock?
A Mom's Recipe for Financial Freedom
Now that we're grown up, perhaps we can use some of that wisdom in our fight for financial freedom.
The James 5 Key to Reaching Out to Straying Believers
Your first step is strengthening yourself in the Lord. Here's how to do that.
5 Must-Do's for Your Mother's Day Sermon
These may be just the right thing to add spice to your Mother's Day sermon.
Remember This Glorious Truth When Facing a Mountain of Discouragement
The next time you feel alone and rejected by people, remember this.
Take These Hidden Factors Into Consideration When Planting a Church
We need a vision for the people before we develop a vision for a particular model of church. This is how you do that.
Enlisting New Volunteers Isn't Enough—Here's the Next Step
Here are some questions to think about and discuss with your team.
Why Leading by Control Will Never Advance Your Team the Way You Want
Try this leadership style instead.
4 Critical Things Business People Need from Pastors
Many marketplace leaders I advise tell me their pastors rarely if ever speak to this real and urgent need. Here's how you can change that.
Choosing the Right Campaign to Grow Your Church
Campaigns are a strategic way to grow your church in size and maturity and connectedness. If you don't know how to launch one, here's a basic plan.
Why Your Calling Still Matters After Years of Ministry
The call was so strangely clear to me that it has never wavered in more than 40 years.
5 Biblical Steps to Being Invaluable in Your Workplace
As imitators of Christ, we should be the most valuable workers an organization could possibly hire. Here's what the Bible says you should do.