By Jon Bloom on Nov 24, 2017
"Few things sap more of our joy, are as emotionally demanding and mentally distracting, as relational conflict. And few things wreak as much havoc and destruction on lives as relational conflict. And so much of it is avoidable."
By Lance Witt on Dec 26, 2016
Here is my track record. Hundreds of times I have talked myself out of having a courageous conversation. EVERY time I have finally had the courageous conversation, I walked away wishing I had done it sooner.
By Josh Reich on Feb 27, 2017
You know the conversation. Someone in your church asks to meet with you, or you set up the meeting because you know they are angry at you, the church or a decision that was made.
By Peter Walters on Apr 29, 2017
The school of hard knocks taught Paul that you learn, not earn, contentment.
By Ken Sande on Feb 28, 2018
An expert in conflict management, Ken Sande brings his expertise to pastors and leaders to help them relate better with their congregation, co-workers, and families.
By Ray Hollenbach on Dec 19, 2014
When we preach we plant seeds, but what will grow from the seeds we plant?
By Charles Stone on Aug 31, 2016
Change is inevitable. And unless a church creates healthy change in itself, it will soon become obsolete.
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 13, 2017
“Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself lest you also grow weary and lose heart,” (Hebrews 12:3).
By Michael Kelley on Aug 12, 2016
We are probably more responsive today than ever before, partly because we now have the tools to respond publicly to anyone or anything, and at any time we see fit. We can post, like, tweet, and retweet, and we are delighted to do so. We love to respond. No, we need to respond.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 18, 2017
"If you’ve been in ministry for any length of time, you know the challenge of trying to move the mission forward and handle the pastoral needs of a congregation at the same time. One of the most perplexing problems pastors and church leaders face is how to handle ‘pastoral emergencies’—the crises that come up in the lives of people that they look to you to help solve."
By Brandon Cox on Aug 5, 2017
"Eliminate friction!!" That’s the goal most of us have when it comes to leading a team, or a church, or a company. But what if friction is actually the key to getting things moving in the right direction?
By Paul Maxwell on Oct 24, 2016
It’s hard to disconnect our experience of God from our experience of the church — and that’s how it’s supposed to be.
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 27, 2017
"Suddenly I was feeling a stirring in my stomach. I became slightly nervous. It was a brief encounter, but I quickly realized I was being reminded of a few very painful experiences in my own leadership and life. I was recalling the emotions of betrayal."
By Lance Witt on Aug 7, 2017
In a storm, it is helpful to have a plan, but it is even more important to have clear, decisive leadership in the midst of everything being blown apart.
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 22, 2017
"Any pastor can tell you about it. Even when you do your best to serve God by ministering to His people, some church members are not going to forgive you. You didn’t do it their way, weren’t there when they called, didn’t jump at their bark." So how do you handle these kinds of situations?