By Ron Edmondson on Jul 8, 2016
I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders. I’d love to help others learn from my mistakes. In fact, this is a huge motivation for this blog and a lot of my ministry.
With this in mind, I want to share a few things I’ve learned over the years. I hope it proves helpful.
By Ron Edmondson on Sep 8, 2016
The way others expect you to respond often determines the way they respond to you.
By Jonathan Herron on Sep 14, 2016
What do you do if you’re a frustrated support staff member of a visionless church? Do you try to change things from within?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 3, 2016
Pastors aren’t fake; the struggle is real.
By Michael Duduit on Oct 8, 2016
My friend Clayton King, who has never served as a senior pastor (and had not expected to), suddenly found himself leading one of the nation’s largest congregations as interim pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina.
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 10, 2016
Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart.
By Lance Witt on Nov 14, 2016
It’s not just what you say, but how you say it.
By Lance Witt on Dec 12, 2016
When it comes to correction, rebuke, or confrontation, to say it’s uncomfortable is a massive understatement. The truth is, pastors avoid it at all costs. That has certainly been true of me.
By Lance Witt on Dec 19, 2016
About 3 years ago, it was the very end of December and I was not in a good place. I was frustrated and honestly I was mad at myself. Our schedule had been out of control and I was worn out.
By Lance Witt on Mar 6, 2017
Whether you are leading a team or you are a member of a team, you must keep your eye on the bullseye of health and productivity.
By Karl Vaters on Apr 10, 2017
Not every pastor is called to cast a grand, singular vision for their congregation.
By Lance Witt on May 8, 2017
“Sometimes as a worship pastor,” he said, “I feel like a dancing bear. It’s my job to get up and perform for the crowd, and as long as the performance is good, everyone is happy. Except me. Something is missing and I don’t know what to do.”
By Karl Vaters on May 18, 2017
Any definition of church growth that doesn’t allow for, even celebrate, churches that contribute in non-numerical ways is incomplete.
By Rick Warren on Jun 3, 2017
In terms of seeing radical life changes in individuals, nothing can take the place of Spirit-anointed preaching. The message is still the most important element of a worship service for the unchurched.
By Josh Reich on Jun 6, 2017
Let’s face it, when someone hurts us, we can brush it off and often move on. We can be tough, ignore it, deal with it or get even (although that rarely helps), but something changes when it is our spouse, kids, a close friend or a family member who is hurt. We feel powerless in that moment.
By Lance Witt on May 29, 2017
Ultimately, if God is not working in you, the joy of his work through you will be short-lived.
By Lance Witt on Jun 5, 2017
Growing in knowledge is important, but knowledge without relationship is dangerous. That was one of the big issues Jesus had with the Pharisees. They had biblical knowledge but their heart was far from God.
By Lance Witt on Jun 12, 2017
Outside the walls of your church, there is a spiritual harvest waiting to be reaped. Like Jesus, we must be broken for the broken.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 20, 2017
There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Do you know what they are?
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 Carey Nieuwhof on Jun 23, 2017
There are some things I wore as badges of honor as a young leader I no longer wear as badges of honor today. What breaks my heart is I see many leaders falling into the same patterns I did.
By Thomas Brown on Jul 10, 2017
Greater is the value of personal intimacy with God than busyness for him. Service must follow surrender and solitude.
By Brandon Kelley on Jul 1, 2017
Do you want more people to walk away from the church gathering and actually remember the big idea from your sermon? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t?
By Charles Stone on Jul 4, 2017
In the midst of caring for others, it is easy to neglect our own soul. What are safeguards that keep us from drifting away from God?
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 5, 2017
One of the hardest things I do in ministry is interact with those who are no longer in ministry, but wish they were. They’ve been derailed. They messed up and either they got caught or the guilt got the best of them and they confessed. Watching this process over the years there appear to be some common reasons failure occurs. It doesn’t start at the failure. It starts months – and, perhaps years – prior. My hope is if we expose some of them we can catch a few people before it is too late.
By Mark Batterson on Jul 7, 2017
We are all in a battle. We are born on a battlefield between good and evil. We must choose sides, and then the fight good fight, a fight in which pastors and ministry leaders must lead the way.
By R. Kent Hughes on Jul 8, 2017
Our ultimate trust is always in God's persevering grace, nevertheless, we are called to cultivate godly action in our lives. Here are 10 disciplines shared by a pastor with over 40 years of experience in faithfully serving the Lord and shepherding God's people.
By Kevin Deyoung on Jul 12, 2017
What have been some of the normal characteristics and patterns of behavior exhibited by false teachers throughout Church history? Kevin DeYoung shares his insights.
By Lance Witt on Jul 17, 2017
Jesus cares just as much about how we treat people along the path to fulfilling our vision as he does if we accomplish the vision.
By Lance Witt on Jul 10, 2017
What is the key to relational leadership?