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Bill Wilson

Every Thanksgiving, we determine to be more thankful and more generous in the days ahead, but it’s challenging to do when life’s hardships assail us. So what’s the secret to maintaining a thankful heart beyond the holiday? […] Read More

Churches or ministers can head down a path of destruction that requires stepping in with an intervention. If you think your church or minister is in trouble, proactively and humbly raise the possibility of seeking professional care. […] Read More

With so many churches in decline, most pastors need to cultivate the skillset required to be turnaround leaders. They see a church’s potential and can bring them back from their downward spiral. Here are 4 of their core principles. […] Read More

We all agree that it’s good for churches to have a clear vision and purpose. We disagree about how to live out that purpose. For some help, follow these 7 strategic-planning habits that Jesus modeled. […] Read More

The American lifestyle’s frantic pace leads inevitably to exhaustion. Healthy clergy will recognize that the church is often one of the culprits in the overfilled schedules of its people. Here’s what you can do about it. […] Read More

When a church takes the bold step to clarify their identity and move toward a fresh vision, it often requires a significant shift in the congregation’s organizational life. Here are 3 keys to maintaining that vision. […] Read More

With finances tight, churches must think carefully about the number of professional staff members they require and can afford, and the focus of those positions. Here are 3 steps to consider. […] Read More

When congregations face changes, some people will resist at all costs. To successfully navigate change, your church will need to avoid two extremes that will doom you to failure. […] Read More

Grief is a steady companion for ministers. A healthy church will recognize that dealing with grief is essential if your ministers are to help you navigate the difficult waters of grief and loss. […] Read More

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s leadership transition offers an opportunity to be thoughtful and proactive about the future. While the realities are sobering, the opportunities are real. […] Read More