By Brandon Cox on Aug 14, 2017
Success isn’t about beating giants. It’s about building a life that grows through trials and challenges.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 9, 2016
My heart is for leaders. I have been in leadership roles for over three decades now. I’ve led large and small teams. Through my ministry I’ve worked with hundreds of leaders. A mentor of mine always reminds me the success of whatever is being led always reflects back to leadership.
By J.r. Vassar on Jan 24, 2017
From small mistakes to colossal meltdowns, we are all too familiar with the pain and shame of failure.
By Karl Vaters on Jan 4, 2018
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they’ll always have a healthy ministry.
By Charles Stone on Jul 28, 2016
As I enter the sixth decade of my life and reflect over the brokenness I’ve faced as a pastor, I’m beginning to see its great value. It still hurts and I’d prefer not to face it. Yet, I’m experiencing the fruit of brokenness: inner peace, joy, and a purpose that supersedes ‘ministry success.’
By Karl Vaters on May 25, 2017
Following a long-term, successful pastorate is one of the hardest callings in ministry. Every pastor should do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for the next pastor and the church to do great ministry after we leave.
By Jared Moore on Nov 1, 2018
Do you agree with this very opinionated list? Which cows would YOU like to tip?
By Lisa Eifert on Aug 23, 2016
All church ministries share one overarching purpose: Regardless of age, gender or race, they exist in service of God. However, just because ministries have overlapping agendas doesn’t mean the means through which to form them are the same. In fact, depending on the type of ministry, optimal organizational strategies often vary wildly.
Summer offers the perfect opportunity to focus on best practices for organizing one group in particular: the men’s ministry. Let’s count down five tips for forming—and sustaining—a vibrant men’s ministry within your church community.
By Chris Surber on Sep 1, 2016
He is a poor preacher who gives no offense to his listeners.
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 10, 2016
Disciples of Jesus Christ must never try to calculate the cost/benefit of some act of ministry.
By Lance Witt on Jan 30, 2017
One of the spiritual questions every ministry leader must answer is, “Am I willing to serve in obscurity?”
By Lance Witt on Nov 20, 2017
How do you define a "win" in ministry?
By John Maxwell on Jun 30, 2011
Seeing yourself as a failure is a negative thinking pattern. It doesn’t make you feel any better, and, even more important, it doesn’t help you do any better in the future. To start “failing forward,” you need to look at failure differently.
By Brandon O'brien on Mar 18, 2015
Leverage these characteristics, and you'll see greater ministry success.
By Hal Seed on Mar 3, 2018
Hal Seed offers his experience and learnings from a very successful Sunday morning event in his church.