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Author Mark Tidsworth

Mark Tidsworth is president of Pinnacle Leadership Associates.

Stay in your lane. Don’t imitate other drivers. Most of all, focus. It’s all about where you focus. It was great advice for a 15-year-old learning to drive. Fast forward 18 years later, it’s not bad advice for a church pastor. […] Read More

Pastors need to address the issues of our day, but that’s not always easy in our divided culture, especially when you’re employed by a church who can terminate you at the drop of a hat. This is the moral struggle pastors face. […] Read More

President Trump once again spewed racism during a weekend Twitter tirade. Rather than become numb to his latest racist rant, Christians can choose to be part of the national dialogue about racism in a way that honors Christ. […] Read More

More churches calling younger clergy to serve as lead pastors. As a result, these younger leaders don’t carry much of the same baggage as their older counterparts. Here are 4 ways that helps their churches. […] Read More

How does your church move toward the best version of itself, transitioning from church-as-we-have-known-it toward church-as-it-is-becoming? These 4 steps will help you make that transition. […] Read More

Pastoral leadership is often marked by deep loneliness, especially when ministers are passive about cultivating personal relationships. To thwart it, pastors must make a commitment to cultivating this part of their lives. […] Read More

Visioning was popular in churches back in their heyday before 2000. Visioning still has its place, but using outdated visioning processes ends up positioning us to be effective 1980s-type churches. Here’s where to focus. […] Read More

Local church pastors wish their congregations were aware of certain realities, but they are concerned that being too transparent could threaten their jobs. We present three more of those unspoken realities. […] Read More

Transparency can be vocationally dangerous. Pastors can’t always speak candidly to their church members but they would like you to know some key truths. Today, we examine three of them. […] Read More

Not everyone in your congregation will be ready to transform your church from where you are to where you need to be. That’s OK. You’ll never have unanimity, but that shouldn’t stop you from creating a covenant for transformation. […] Read More