By Josh Reich on Apr 19, 2017
Now, we all know that God is the one who grows a church, but often that church is healthy and growing because of the character, quality and capacity of the lead pastor and leaders.
By Kevin Harney on May 28, 2018
If your church is struggling to invest in reaching your community and the world, ask yourself this question: Are we a church that is on fire with a passion for God?
By Lance Witt on Apr 11, 2016
A life of balance has always seemed like a “pipe dream”, something that just wasn’t realistic or attainable. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever had a moment of balance in my entire life. I can’t think of a single moment when every area of my life and ministry were “spinning” smoothly.
By Carey Nieuwhof on May 12, 2016
As with almost everything in life, there are subtle signs your peak may be near or you may be cresting past it. Other times, the signs of death are evident to everyone but the leaders. If you recognize the signs early enough, you can reverse the trend.
By John Stackhouse on Jun 3, 2019
Count up all of those hours: Is that what we really think our preachers are worth?
By Leslie Holmes on Sep 23, 2019
"We are indeed pilgrims in a strange place, especially as preachers."
By Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2016
I’ve noticed that for a couple thousand years now, the church has had this tendency to be quick to point out what is wrong with the church, but slow to affirm what is right.
By Karl Vaters on Jan 31, 2017
If you’re pastoring a church that has or is turning around, here's some great news - and possibly your greatest challenge.
By Charles Stone on Jun 21, 2017
The brain is a masterpiece of God’s creation. It grows rapidly from birth until the mid-twenties. Unfortunately, it’s downhill from there. Even though you can’t avoid getting older, you can take some simple steps to keep your brain sharp.
By Lance Witt on Mar 13, 2017
The bullseye on the target of a great team is both health and high-performance.
By Chris Surber on Jan 17, 2014
"Here is a list of people who have left the church in the last few years. We would like you to call on them to see if you can win a few of them back."
By Ray Hollenbach on Dec 17, 2018
Beyond the weekly phrase, "Good word, Preacher," the spiritual lives of the people in your church provide excellent feedback regarding the effectiveness of your preaching.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 21, 2019
Have you ever thought about how--and why--people should leave a church?
By Sermoncentral on Jul 18, 2016
Contrary to most of the indicators today, the Bible says the laity (saints) are to do the work of ministry. Most of the ministry should not be in the hands of pastors, but in the hands of the church members.
Unfortunately, we often reverse the biblical truth. We expect ministry to be done by the pastors and staff. Here are eight indicators of that reality.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 19, 2016
Many pastors say “I want this church to turn around”, when what we really mean is “I want this church to get bigger.” Those are two different goals.