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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

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 Visioning still has its place, but using outdated visioning processes ends up positioning us to be effective 1980s-type churches.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

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

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