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Healthy Churches

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

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

We don’t like to have conversations about difficult topics in church. When done right, they can lead to refreshed ministries, deeper trust and greater opportunities for new connections and further gospel reach. […] Read More

Many churches are now transitioning from having a fully funded pastor to a bivocational pastor. Such transitions often fail because of unrealistic expectations placed on the pastor. Here are 3 of the most common ones. […] Read More

To bless your ministers and promote their health and well-being, you should encourage your pastor and ministerial staff to take at least one extra day off this week. In fact, insist on it. […] Read More

The grounds at Augusta National Golf Club, home to the Masters Tournament, are a rare combination of botanical gardens, nature preserve and golf course. Churches can learn valuable insights from this innovative organization. […] 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

Nearly every church has them. Those folks who are always ready with a negative comment. They can undermine the entire church. To combat this Recreational Complaint Syndrome, leaders must set the tone and be willing to listen. […] 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