Most young leaders are eager to rise in their level of responsibility. They want to excel, be productive and make a difference. They want to rise in leadership. That’s a good… Click To Read More "News You Can Use – 5 Signs a Young Leader Is Ready for More Responsibility"
Leading a business is demanding, but guiding a church demands a higher and more complex form of leadership than business does. The redeeming and rebuilding of human lives is exceedingly… Click To Read More "News You Can Use – Good Leaders Attract, Challenge, and Persuade Others"
Many churches do not have a plan for guest follow-up. There may be some structure or a first point of contact, but there’s often no road map for the staff… Click To Read More "Effective Guest Follow-Up Ideas"
They are the two most common causes of forced termination of pastors: weak leadership skills and poor relational skills. Most pastors and church leaders have never received formal training in… Click To Read More "7 Relational Skills of Great Church Leaders"
Contrary to what many of us in the ministry have been told, we can’t handle it all, nor should we. So how do we know when we are reaching our… Click To Read More "7 Signs You’ve Become Too Busy for Your Own Good"
By Carey Nieuwhof, pastor of Connexus Church, Toronto, Canada So, why should you learn to speak without using notes? Because you can. And because it will make you far more… Click To Read More "Why It’s Important to Deliver a Sermon Without Relying on Notes"
“Must be nice to work only one day a week, eh Pastor?” If you lead a church, this comment will elicit a weak smile at best. You know the truth:… Click To Read More "Top 10 Productivity Tools for Pastors"
It’s much easier to start or run a successful business than to plant or pastor a successful church. So, why is pastoring harder than running a business? Here are six… Click To Read More "Why Pastoring is More Difficult Than Running a Successful Business"
This is not a feel-sorry-for-us article, but it is written to bring to the church’s attention a very important member who frequently sacrifices a lot but may be overlooked. Every… Click To Read More "The Unique Ministry of Being a Pastor’s Wife"
I’ve had the privilege of preaching at churches from coast to coast over the last 25 years of ministry. In the process I’ve talked to countless pastors, church leaders and… Click To Read More "7 Reasons Why Some Churches Don’t Grow"
When was the last time you read a review before you made a purchase? Nobody buys much of anything these days without listening to someone’s opinion. Church has always been like… Click To Read More "7 Ways to Supersize Church Outreach"
Leaders should aim to never be a bottleneck in the process of building a healthy and growing organization. When this happens, progress stalls, growth is limited and people are frustrated.… Click To Read More "How To Avoid Becoming A Bottleneck Leader"