By Peter Mead on Jun 9, 2011
It is too easy to drift into another passage (or ten) and dissipate the impact of the passage we said we would preach.
By Peter Mead on Nov 13, 2014
Peter Mead presents five big questions you should ask after you've studied the text.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 4, 2016
I realized I’m only one person and although everyone wanted some of my time and there were more ideas than we could ever accomplish, I knew I would burnout if I didn’t pace myself. This meant I said no to some things – really many things.
By Peter Mead on May 18, 2015
The Bible is relevant. We don't need to "make it relevant," but we do need to demonstrate how it is relevant.
By Todd Brown on Jan 12, 2017
Working with hundreds of churches over the last 35 years, I have observed three common elements of successful building programs and all three are characteristics displayed by quality leaders.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jun 14, 2016
So as a church leader – as views on sexuality, family, parenting, drugs, finance and other values change – how do you respond? What do you do when the world for which you trained—maybe even the world where your approach was once effective—is disappearing before your eyes?
By Greg Stier on Oct 5, 2016
Sometimes the words “altar call” trigger images of sawdust trails and endless verses of “Just as I am” with preachers prodding, pushing and persuading sinners to come forward down the aisle in front of God and everyone.
By Karl Vaters on May 2, 2017
Different sizes of churches serve different functions. And they face different challenges.
By Jonathan Howe on Oct 3, 2017
How can using Facebook help you promote your church?
By Nathan Aaseng on Apr 20, 2015
Effective preaching requires learning to negotiate the perilous waters between two vital strategies.
By Joe Mckeever on May 27, 2014
Joe McKeever's list is pretty clear. And we need to hear it!
By Chris Pascarella on Sep 19, 2017
As pastors, we’re called to shepherd the flock (1 Peter 5:2). In fact, God holds us accountable for our shepherding (Hebrews 13:17). But what does it look like to shepherd?
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 Charles Stone on Aug 16, 2017
Quitters never win and winners never quit was drilled into my mind at an early age. I believed it. I practiced it. I lived it. I only quit one thing in my life before age 18, my high school football team. I quit because I sat on the bench 99.976% of the time. Since, then, however, I’ve questioned the veracity of that phrase, as catchy as it may sound.
By Karl Vaters on Aug 30, 2017
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.