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...

3 Questions That Keep Me Going In Ministry

Here are three big questions that keep me in ministry and stirs me to do more. We should ponder these questions and see what...

Profiles of the Heart

You have all seen social media profiles. For all the talk today against “profiling” we are all self-identified by our “profile.” What does your...

3 Ways to Help You Get Unstuck

The thought of making a difference stirs you to take action. The excitement of something unique and fresh drives you to step out in...

Ask Two Questions Each Day

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

Don’t Agree to Be the Senior Leader – Unless

Here’s a warning I want to give to those who are currently not in a senior leadership position, but think they may want to...

Don’t Let Them Die! Give Them This!

Vision isn’t just something good for leaders to have, it’s a must! Proverbs says it pretty clearly… Without vision people DIE. They won’t follow a leader...

Put to the Test: Gideon’s Case for Behavioral Assessment

Have you ever made a bad hiring decision? Enthusiastically selected someone to a responsible position, only to watch the decision cascade into a disaster?...