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5 Ways to Know Your Team Is Inconsistent
If any of these indications are true for you, you need to address this foundational principle of consistency.
12 Reasons Church Staff Conflict May Arise
This is not unique, but among these there are some that seem more pervasive than others.
The Problem With the Combination of Talent and Charisma
They're not bad traits to have, but there is a downside to them.
3 Steps to Avoid a Pastoral Energy Crisis
When you learn to manage your energy, you put yourself in a better position to give your best to God, your family and your church.
What Leaders Can Learn From Prestonwood's Jack Graham
Leaders don't have to know everything, but they need to give their staff what Graham gives his.
Why We Must Count the Cost—and Vote
There is a propaganda war that is raging in this country, and it is full of manipulation, lies, distortions and with one goal in mind—to keep evangelicals from voting.
Failing to Do This Can Spell Disaster for the Church
And it has the potential to destroy many lives.
From Pastor to Church Planter: A Story of Transition
You never know where God is going to call you, as this pastor discovered.
Cultivating a Cross-Cultural Consciousness in Your Church
These will be very helpful in leading your church to embrace a missional posture toward those around you.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Church Announcements
Sometimes they just miss the mark, albeit unintentionally.
4 Promises From God to Remember When Ministry Gets Tough
These will comfort and sustain you through even the most stressful times.
The Solution to Procrastination in Your Sermon Writing
You'll eliminate a great deal of angst and aggravation if you embrace these ideals.
The Burgeoning Audience Churches and Ministries Are Missing
It can be a key engine for growth for you in the next 30 years and beyond.
What Those Living With Mental Illness Desperately Need From Your Ministry
Rick Warren would know better than most, considering what his son Matthew went through.
These 2 Powerful Attitudes Make a Winning Combination
It works every time.
7 Reasons People Leave Their Church During Crisis Times
Some of the excuses are pretty extreme and, quite frankly, lazy.
Study Reveals Effective Methods to Persuade People to Volunteer
Not everyone will say yes, but this will tilt the odds in your favor.
Why Frequent Baptisms Can Change Your Church's Culture
They make a powerful impact, individually and corporately.
7 Key Reasons People Choose a Church
The real issue is not the intrigue of this research; it is what you and your church will do about it.
This Pop Quiz Will Challenge What You Think You Know About Your Church
Surprisingly, a lot of church leaders may not be able to answer many of these questions.
10 Poisons That Will Kill Any Church
Here is why the churches that die from them do so by their own hand.
This Half-Hearted Effort Simply Won't Cut It With God
Here is what He expects—from all of of His followers.
Why Pastors' Wives Have a Target on Their Back
Here are three instances of what we are doing to the wives of God's servants sent to pastor His churches.
5 Qualities to Seek in the Heart of a Leader
The hope here is that you would reflect on your own leadership and consider your own heart as a leader.
An Autopsy of a Deceased Pastor
There are eight common patterns to look for.
Why Confession Really Is Good for the Soul
Whether this is for you or the leaders you care about, here's a helpful plan.
5 Ways For a Leader to Respond at the Outset of a Crisis
One needn't look any further than George Bailey's example.
How You Can Avoid Being a Pastoral Party Pooper
What we do at church is not nearly as important as how and why we do it.
14 Questions Church Leaders Should Ask About Finances
This should motivate your church to look at its expenditures and budgets in a different light.
A Surefire Cure for Ministry Burnout
When your circumstances are not what you would choose in the natural, this is what you must do.
Questions Your Elders or Deacons Might Ask You
Solid answers will help equip them to do what God has ordained them to do.
If You're Introverted, Here's How You Can Become More Relational
The good news is this can be very easily addressed without senior pastors running themselves into the ground.
4 Essential Elements of Healthy Small Groups
Building your small groups around these principles will provide a place where your members can find the fellowship they need and begin soaring in their walk with Christ.
10 Trends To Help You Reach Today's Young Families
Millennials are fast becoming the most powerful generation of parents ever to rise.
Joshua's Men: Developing Future Leaders
Hundreds of churches and thousands of men have gone through this program. It works.
Using Kingdom Signals in Your Ministry
If Jesus is our model, maybe we should preach the gospel of the kingdom as He did.
Beware of the 'Used to' Type Leader
Honor the past, but don't dwell on it.
Why Rural Churches Matter More Than Some Think
If you are serving in a rural church, you are not in the minor leagues. You are on the front lines.
5.5 Words to Improve Influence
The currency of a leader is competency.
6 Reasons Congregations Have Become Sticky
Thanks to Pew Research, we now know more about congregations where attendance frequency is actually increasing.
What the Church Can Do to Thrive in a Non-Christian World
However you read our country's history, it's becoming increasingly clear that we have reached a cultural tipping point.
Leading Through Doubt, Struggle and Lack of Faith
God isn't afraid of your doubt.
8 Things I Wouldn't Do Again if Planting Another Church
None of these things are in your best interest if you want your church to grow steadily.
Why You Must Preach the Earthiness of Heaven
If you want to correct wrong thoughts about heaven, you must provide right teaching.
13 Traits of 'Orphan Spirit' Leaders
I write this article to shed light on this vital subject so leaders can become more self-aware, and go to the Lord and others to be healed.
What You as a Believer Can Do to Show God's Infinite Love
The possibilities are limitless.
3 Common Sentences You Hear at Dying Churches
You have an opportunity right now to look at the warning signs in your church.
The Most Effective Way to Ensure Your Message Is Not Heard
Even incredible passion or sound logic can't overcome this.
Fly Like an Eagle
Leaders don't waste time with what lies behind.