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 Peter Walters on Apr 29, 2017
The school of hard knocks taught Paul that you learn, not earn, contentment.
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 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 Sermoncentral on Dec 10, 2018
Regardless of your church's climate, one thing remains true: The preacher's task is to preach with joy, whether the conditions are desirable or undesirable.
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 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 Charles Stone on Aug 31, 2016
Change is inevitable. And unless a church creates healthy change in itself, it will soon become obsolete.
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 Ron Edmondson on Oct 13, 2017
In my experience, there are commonalities of dysfunction. If you have been on a dysfunctional team you’ve probably seen one or more of the common traits. See if any of these seem familiar.
By Thom Rainer on Oct 19, 2017
“Is this valley I am going through normal for pastors?”
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 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 Ray Hollenbach on Mar 13, 2019
When we preach we plant seeds, but what will grow from the seeds we plant?
By Thom Rainer on Oct 17, 2017
"Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church."