More and more churches are struggling because they are going longer periods of time without a pastor. So why are search committees and appointment processes taking so much longer? I see six clear reasons.Thom S. Rainer
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Leaders are constantly dealing with their own version of rip currents – unseen, powerful forces that will pull them away from where God is leading them and their church or ministry. The force may be direct opposition that comes from within or outside the organization. Or it may be the subtler temptation to take the easy path.Mike Bonem
Whether we’re leading the whole church or just the band, leadership requires our best selves and God’s amazing, Spirit-given grace.Brian Thorstad
Satisfied “customers” – Despite the many books and blogs, conferences and coaches that offer opinions on this topic, this holy grail still eludes the grasp of most companies. Why? Perhaps, the most effective solution is not found in organizational leadership, but spiritual leadership. What we need is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians [...]Robert Netzly
As YWAM Minneapolis began pondering their location, they realized that one base for the city is not enough and not even relevant to the needs that God has brought to their doorstep. God is bringing the fields of harvest to our doorstep.Timothy Svoboda
The shocking events of recent weeks have highlighted our nation’s troubling history with slavery and systemic racism. As a result, many Christians want to do something about racism. But what? What is the right response? What does the Bible really say about a Christian’s role in social change? You may have heard that the Bible [...]Malcolm Webber
Many Christian workers make the mistake of assuming that they are earning shares in the ministries they work for through their hard work and dedication. It seems logical. God is the sole owner of the church. Always has been. Always will be. He paid for it with the priceless blood of Christ.Brian Thorstad