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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

We all enjoy the glory days, but we don’t have to live in them or their shadows. Instead, we can learn to be the church in our new world, asking God to make us wise so we can rightly do what God has called us to do. […] 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

Regardless of denomination, churches are bleeding members. To turn it around, they need to give up the church-as-we-have-known-it mindset and be willing to transform. These five components show your church is ready. […] Read More

The laity and clergy were once equal partners in Baptist congregations. With the arrival of the megachurch and the CEO-pastor model, the influence of the laity has been in steady decline while clergy abuses have been on the rise. […] Read More

A new trend is emerging among churches seeking senior pastors. Pastor search committees are discovering that experienced associate pastors and ministry residents are prime candidates for their consideration. […] Read More

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Leadership in Turbulent Times” focuses on how the difficulties faced by four U.S. presidents made them each a better person and leader. It offers a leadership lesson for your church. […] Read More