How to Deal with Disgruntled Church Members Part 2

The path disgruntled church members take to process and air their grievances is just as common as the accusations themselves. Step #1: “I’m hurt.” It always...

How to Deal with Disgruntled Church Members Part 1

Think of the name of a person who recently told you they’re unhappy and thinking about leaving your church. Would you believe me if I...

Are We Reaching Out or Rearranging the Body of Christ?

Someone sent me a tweet recently that I’ve been thinking about. He asked about mega-churches and if many of the people they attract simply...

Not Being Nice for the Sake of the Gospel

The following is one of Bill Easums most asked-for blog posts.  It was written two decades ago, but it is still as relevant today...

Church Planting… or Church Connoisseur-ism

I made a decision a long time ago that I never want to be thought of as a negative person, but some things are...

Is Vision Really All That Important?

I want to state right away - I think vision is helpful.  I am just not so sure it’s the solution or remedy for...

Depression And Burnout – Help For Senior Pastors

Almost every single Senior Pastor I’ve coached over the last two years have dealt with depression and burn out. I don’t think this says...

Growth By Accident. Death By Committee.

“Yeah, the weirdest thing. Everything seemed to be going well, at least it looked that way on the surface to us. We went away...

Vibe. Yep, It’s Vital.

How aware are you of your church’s vibe? And if we do this in the context of a community of believers, we either create...

The Art of Resilience

How easily do you bounce back from a disappointment? What is your reaction to change?

The Quickest Way to Spur Organizational Change

Do you want to know the fastest way to encourage change? I have practiced this one for years, and it almost always triggers change. It...

Less Is More…

Like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates share in the Times article link below, I too have found that the key to success is to...

“Ready, aim. Ready, aim. Ready, aim…”

Ready, aim. Ready, aim... Sometimes leaders come across like they are a stuttering, dyslexic firing squad – continually using this as the motto above. That’s all...

Make A Difference In The Next 100 Days

New and established leaders alike are in the same boat as a new president steps into office. We need to establish ourselves afresh in...

How To Lead Yourself Everyday!

My good friend Bob Bouwer was having lunch with the campus pastor of COMMUNITY a couple weeks ago when he said, "Everyday at the top of...

My Car Ride With Francis Chan

Last night I had a dream that I was sitting in the back seat of a car riding around the streets of 1950s Clearwater, Florida. Everything...

The Happy(Note) Story

The following is a guest post by Happy Leman. Happy and his wife Dianne are the co-founding pastors of  The Vineyard Church of Central...

Multiplication Won’t Happen Without ___________.

Recently, someone asked me to boil down the concept of multiplication as far as I possibly can. So here goes. Looking at many of the...

Discipling People In Recovery

For over a year, I volunteered every Tuesday night in a local transition home for people in recovery. Their life experience is very different...

One Question All Church Leaders Must Answer

From the Editor: This article was published years ago, but the importance of this content rings truer than ever and has eternal implications if...