Brian’s Productivity Rules

If you‘d like to get more done in less time, here are a number of my favorite time-saving tips, tricks, and hacks for Senior...

20 Quotes to Encourage Church Planters & Pastors

I love quotes! I especially like quotes from people who have a track record. They inspire me to press forward even when the going gets...

Repentance – The “Other Side” of Faith

In the time before MP3's (long, long ago) music was played on a device called a “Record player.” When your favorite hit song came out...

4 Suggestions for Finding the Right Mentor

I have had many mentors who have invested deeply in my life. The person I am is in great part because of others pouring...

Four Important Reminders for Pastors Dealing with Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues in general and burnout in particular are real issues for pastors and leaders as we minister in our complex world. This...

Leading Out of the Status Quo

If a definition of leadership is basically moving others toward a goal—moving a group of people from one place to another—then the first part...

The High Price Of Inaction

I guarantee there’s a decision you’ve been putting off that if you postpone it any longer, it is going to cost you dearly. How do...

6 Reasons You SHOULD Preach Other Pastor’s Sermons

The secret to leading a growing church is to steal, steal, steal. If you want to lead your church in dynamic spiritual and numerical growth...

Should Church Planting Be Done Through People or Through Churches?

Jack Redford’s 1978 book Planting New Churches became one of the most influential church planting books for a decade following its release. He believed...

3 Things That Are Often Unclear On a Healthy Team

Clarity is often king in organizational dynamics. Words do matter and clear communication is vital for healthy teams. As hard as it is for...

Incarnational Leadership

The true Church has never desired to have control because their kingdom is not of this world. One day Jesus will return and establish...

Steve Sjogren Shares His Near-death Experience

Ever wondered what is after this life? In this interview, Steve Sjogren shares his near-death experience with us. John & Carol Arnott interviewed Steve Sjogren...

How Your Building Is Killing Your Growth (and what to do...

Senior Pastors typically underestimate the impact their building has on their church’s future growth. Building Too Late Church planters believe the lie that they don’t need...

When Protesting Doesn’t Work

The other day I received a note about the church’s response to the current injustices. The writer shared how he was organizing his church...

Church Planting & Differentiation

Every new business needs to differentiate itself from all others. Else, why the need for a new business? Church planting necessitates differentiation. These days, being...

A Key Question Leaders Need To Ask

One of the biggest questions you as a leader need to ask: “Are those who report to me headed in the same direction as me?”...

Leadership & the Will of God

As spiritual leaders, all of us want to have a sense that we’re operating in the will of God. Certainly, we don’t want to...

Unliked Likes: Cancelling Pastor Chris Hodges and Church of the Highlands

Sometimes I feel like I am waking up in the scene from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where everyone grabs pitchforks and torches and goes after...

Living With Turnover

One of the most discouraging aspects of planting churches is the fact that most people who start with you leave early on. Why does this...

7 Things I Know about People with whom I May NOT...

I have learned I don’t agree with everyone. And everyone doesn’t agree with me. I could say shame on them, and while that might be...