By Philip Holmes on Jul 7, 2016
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”
By Ron Edmondson on Aug 1, 2016
You can’t recruit leaders – at least not effectively – if you never develop a culture to do so.
Reproducing cultures reproduce leaders.
By Mac Mccarthy on Aug 20, 2016
When leadership does not transition to development in a timely way, it becomes toxic.
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 27, 2016
It’s so easy for a preacher to exhibit fear and not faith when standing before the church and calling the congregation to faithfulness and righteousness.
By Lisa Eifert on Aug 23, 2016
All church ministries share one overarching purpose: Regardless of age, gender or race, they exist in service of God. However, just because ministries have overlapping agendas doesn’t mean the means through which to form them are the same. In fact, depending on the type of ministry, optimal organizational strategies often vary wildly.
Summer offers the perfect opportunity to focus on best practices for organizing one group in particular: the men’s ministry. Let’s count down five tips for forming—and sustaining—a vibrant men’s ministry within your church community.
By Charles Stone on Sep 6, 2016
Recently our church staff held our annual in-house evaluation retreat when we reviewed the prior year’s goals and plans. God had given us a good year and we wanted not only to discuss how we could improve, but rejoice in His blessings.
By Steven Lawson on Dec 29, 2016
No man’s preaching can rise any higher than his view of God.
By Glenn Packiam on Jan 13, 2017
Should I tell the team what I want them to do or should I let them create on their own?
By Ron Edmondson on Feb 7, 2017
In every church I’ve been in, people want to reproduce leaders, but few think they know how.
By Brandon Cox on Feb 25, 2017
I believe that most of us can do more, need to do less, and that it’s possible to do more and less at the same time.
By Lance Witt on Jul 10, 2017
What is the key to relational leadership?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 1, 2017
How are your email habits affecting your effectiveness?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 11, 2017
Moral failure takes out more leaders than it should. But real success is deeper than just avoiding the ditch.
By Ron Edmondson on Aug 17, 2017
Do you want people to get along, support one another, and join forces to achieve the vision? Of course you do. All leaders want their teams to cooperate.
By Karl Vaters on Aug 22, 2017
Churches don’t become great by adding more programs. They get better at the ones they already have.
By Hal Seed on Aug 26, 2017
You make a dozen decisions a day. How do you know what’s the right decision? What moves your church forward? What’s wasting time?
By Peter Mead on Sep 6, 2017
Preachers speak, but we don’t talk about everything. If you are a preacher you may read this series and find some encouragement that you are not alone. If you know a preacher you may read this and find some understanding that you did not have before.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Sep 9, 2017
If you want to imitate the great leaders when you face challenging situations, do these three things.
By Brandon Kelley on Sep 11, 2017
Every church has leaders, but not every church has leaders in the right place. If there’s a person in the wrong place in leadership, extensive damage can be done.
By Lance Witt on Aug 14, 2017
What are the makings of an exceptional team?
By Charles Stone on Sep 18, 2017
“No one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do.” ––Paul Tripp