“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...

After a great day of teaching, Jesus faced the critics

And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there, and coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so...

The Leader’s Script for Self-Defeat

Self-defeat, the dysfunctional activity of harming oneself, manifests itself in many ways. Some are obvious; others, less so. Suicidal behavior and the various types...

Top 5 Things Pastors Should Stop Pretending To Be

Were You Really Called To Be These 5 Things? Okay, I'll admit this is very opinionated. But think about it: In so many ways, a...

Faith-casting – The Gift That Helps You Grow

In Acts 2, when Peter was inspired to preach mightily by the power of the Holy Spirit, he was evidencing an amazing amount of...

What Do You Do When Your Truck (Or Church Plant) Crashes?

Six years ago, my accountability partner came to Bible Study and asked for prayer.  Ken is CEO of a company that franchises boutiques across...

Two Painful Requirements of Constructive Change

Every individual, group, organization, and certainly, every church periodically faces the challenge of changing. It has been said that change is the one constant...
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Top Question Church Planters Ask….

From our friend Peyton Jones and New Breed Church Planting. The most downloaded podcast reveals something about church planters and church planting in general....

Was it Really a Mistake?

“A mistake is not something to be determined after the fact, but in the light of the information until that point.” The above quote if...

5 Aspects To Leading With Faith

One of the things that has surprised me most over the years is how little we put Faith at the center of our church...

Developing Leadership In Your Church Plant

If you expect your church plant to grow beyond your own personal capacity to lead others, you absolutely need to develop leadership in your...

The Biggest Battle in Leadership

I’m convinced the biggest battle in leadership is often within the emotions of a leader – and equally powerful – the emotions of those...

How to Burnout for Jesus

Why do so many Christians think being burned out is a good thing? Why do we honor and affirm leaders that end up overwhelmed...