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Yesterday Once More

Most changes we contemplate and enact aren’t poorly designed. When change goes sideways it’s likely due to poor presentation and communication. We can’t forget that our people love yesterday; yesterday is safe. Tomorrow is scary. Let’s consider forging the link rather than emphasizing it.

Corey OlynikCorey Olynik

Soul Mates?

As J. R. R. Tolkien once wrote to his son, “No man, however truly he loved his betrothed and bride as a young man has lived faithful to her as a wife in mind and body without deliberate conscious exercise of the will, without self-denial.” So folks, let’s drop the whole “soul mate” talk, shall we? Marriage can be wonderfully satisfying, but that’s the result of God’s grace, hard work, and self-sacrificial love. And that is the truth.

Eric MetaxasEric Metaxas

Little Church, Big Mission

Your church may be small. God isn’t. Smaller churches will typically have fewer resources than their mega-brethren, but that doesn’t mean their mission is different. The Great Commission wasn’t given to churches with fancy buildings and large staffs. It was given to high school drop-outs who hardly had enough talent between them to inflate a balloon.

Tyler EdwardsTyler Edwards

27 Characteristics of a Good Idea

The vast majority of ideas are worse than worthless because they are simply bad ideas. Bad ideas will sometimes work because of luck or effort, but good ideas are much, much more likely to succeed. Life is too short to work on bad ideas. But how can we tell which ideas are “good” ones? Here is a list of characteristics of truly good ideas.

Malcolm WebberMalcolm Webber

Jesus’ Fellowship With His Father

Jesus lived in continuous fellowship with His Father, and through that fellowship He drew from, and lived by, His Father's life. Thus, Jesus' leadership came from His union with His Father. And, just as Jesus' continuous inward fellowship with His Father was the source of everything in His life and ministry, so our inward fellowship with God is to be the source of everything in our lives and ministries!

Malcolm WebberMalcolm Webber

A Leader’s Heart: 5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), one of Jesus’ most famous stories, describes the power of true love. In this story, Jesus contrasts those with big heads (the priest and the Levite who had heads full of Bible knowledge) with one who had a big heart, the Samaritan. This story also offers clues about leaders with big hearts. Read that passage and then ask yourself these five questions based on the story and evaluate your own leadership heart.

Charles StoneCharles Stone

When Sheep Bite

Members of flocks might wish shepherds were more sensitive to their needs. But the reality is, when shepherds find their sheep can bite like wolves, they easily become too defensive to act in their own best interests, let alone that of their flocks. This is true not only of pastors, but Christian leaders of all sorts.

David GoodmanDavid Goodman

The Prison of Familiarity

When was the last time you changed your opinion positively about a fellow-worker in your ministry team? I wonder if I miss important insights and challenges because I have stopped listening to certain colleagues. I may be stuck with outdated opinions of people. I’m imprisoned by my familiarity.

Ahadu GebreamlakAhadu Gebreamlak

Humble Leadership + Outstanding Talent = Healthy Growth

What organization doesn’t want to grow? But let’s imagine one better: What if you could increase your organization’s performance and ministry impact in a way that matched and actually solidified your Christ-centered integrity? I want to let you in on a little secret of how one very humble ministry has done just this by increasing the value and immeasurable worth of its most precious resource ‒ its people.

Al LopusAl Lopus