By Charles Stone on Aug 7, 2017
Several months ago I began something with our staff that has been a huge hit. It’s simple. Any staff can do it, whether in a church or a business application. And it boosts staff morale and excitement when we do it. I encourage you to try it with your staff. It’s called a “Blue Sky Thinking” morning.
By Charles Stone on Oct 16, 2017
Andy Stanley's 5 questions that are deeply telling about a church’s direction and impact.
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 Josh Griffin on Feb 1, 2018
Veteran youth director Josh Griffin gives seasoned advice to senior pastors on developing their relationship with their youth ministry leader.
By Pete Wilson on Sep 15, 2011
Pete Wilson: "Don’t make controversial statements the church staff is going to have to clean up later."
By Lane Sebring on Aug 26, 2016
Recently my church hosted a leadership conference to encourage and equip our lay leaders and staff. One of the speakers at the event, Nikki, impacted me with her engaging presentation.
By Jim Morgan on Sep 12, 2016
Redefining members (not pastors and staff) as the “church” and the community (not members) as the “customer” would reverse the lens through which churches evaluate nearly every decision they make today.
By Charles Stone on May 6, 2016
Here are a helpful set of questions about effective leadership pastors should ask themselves and ask about those who serve on their staff.
By Chuck Fromm on Mar 4, 2020
Worship Leader magazine editor Chuck Fromm discusses the key imperative in a pastor establishing a meaningful relationship with his/her worship leader and team.
By Staff Writer on Feb 11, 2020
I Still Believe is the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. I Still Believe is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life’s storms, true hope is only found in Christ. Why not lead your church in a powerful campaign surrounding the I Still Believe movie (releasing March 13, 2020)?
By Charles Stone on Sep 13, 2017
Discouragement comes with the territory for ministry leaders. Unmet goals, putting out fires, staff issues, displeasing people, and general tiredness all contribute to discouragement. When it weighs us down, how can we dig out? The life of the prophet Elijah gives us hope.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2021
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 Staff Writer on Jan 15, 2020
Use this free sermon kit to be ready for one of the biggest movie debuts of 2020. On March 13 the movie “I Still Believe,” the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp is coming to theaters.
By Staff Writer on Jan 27, 2020
While popcorn films can be a lot of fun, few things match must-see movies that are packed with depth, power, and faith. In 2020 these great book adaptations are making their way to the big screen.
By Staff Writer on Feb 17, 2020
Here's a free customizable youth sermon you can use with your youth group in a powerful campaign surrounding the I Still Believe movie (releasing March 13, 2020).