9 Major Stallers To Church Projects and Initiatives, by Tony Morgan

Churches often get a bad reputation for not being able to see things through. In fact, in nearly every church I’ve worked with, someone has shared the story of a past initiative that fell short of the finish line.

Minimum Viable Spiritual Growth Plan, from Leadership Network

Leadership Network recently surveyed over 1,600 ministry leaders of large (1000+) churches. The most frequently cited issue facing churches today is “discipleship.”

15 Essential Quotes from Bill Hybels – Global Leadership Summit, by Brad Bridges

“Legacy leaders are the only ones wiling to pay the price to fix a broken culture.” — @BillHybels

Brandon Cox on Mentoring & Releasing Church Planters

Rich Birch, from Unseminary, interviewed me on his podcast about how our church is involved in church planting even though we’re still young.

How To Promote Your Blog Posts To Get 10,289 Social Shares, by Robbie Richards

Today, I’m going to show you step-by-step how to promote your blog posts to get thousands of social media shares (without spending a penny). Zero budget.

13 Things Spiritual Leaders Do Differently, by Neal Samudre

In a world of noise and production, the spiritual leader stands in stark contrast to the surrounding culture.

Best Visual Marketing Apps to Create Social Media Graphics, by Rebekah Radice

Are you using graphics in your social media posts? Would you like to connect consumers to your business through visual marketing?

A Pursued and Purchased Prostitute, by Eric Geiger

The story of Hosea and Gomer is a shocking one, but one that reminds us of our sinfulness and God’s enduring love for His people, His bride. Hosea was a prophet who ministered during a very rebellious period in Israel’s history.

Stop Asking God to Speak and Start Praying for Better Ears, by Lysa TerKeurst

Have you ever found yourself frustrated because it seems like God’s not speaking to you? I know. It’s hard.

Effective Leaders Make Decisions, by Sam Luce

A decision is a judgment. It is a choice between alternatives. It is rarely a choice between right and wrong.

One Key Reason Most Churches Do Not Exceed 350 in Average Attendance, by Thom Rainer

Nine out of ten. That’s a lot.

The Anatomy of a Successful Facebook Post, by Shari Monnes

When it comes to using Facebook for business, many people wonder what the secret for success is. What kinds of posts get the best results, and how can you increase engagement? Are there things you should be doing that you’re not?

Installing Soft Walls in Your Church, by Kevin A. Thompson

The credit should probably go to Dale Earnhardt. While his stubbornness may have cost him his own life, his legendary status forced NASCAR to act when he was tragically killed on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.

Why God Doesn’t Remove Our Sinful Cravings Immediately, by J. D. Greear

Every Christian I know has had the experience of coming up against the same sin—again—and wondering, “Will this struggle ever end? Why doesn’t God just remove this?” (If you haven’t had that experience, just give it time.

Monica Lewinsky: ‘Shame is an industry and the currency is clicks’, via Mashable

If anyone knows what it means to be publicly humiliated, it’s Monica Lewinsky. In one of very few major media appearances in more than a decade, Monica Lewinsky took the TED stage on Thursday to champion online compassion.

7 Intangible, Seemingly Unproductive Actions Valuable in Leadership, by Ron Edmondson

Much of what a leader does can seem unproductive at times. For someone wired for production — progress — checklist completion — even wasted.

Done With Church? Don’t Quit It, Change It, by Karl Vaters

There’s a large and growing number of people who say they’re done with church.

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Digging In: Cultivating a Healthy Church Culture, by Jim Powell

Culture is the somewhat nebulous and complex blend of norms, beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and practices that define a congregation. Every church has a culture…

Saddleback Church Staff8 Values of TEAMWORK That Keep a Church Healthy, by Rick Warren

The success of your ministry depends largely on developing a strong team with a deep sense of team spirit. I’ve witnessed the incredible power of a unified team to create growth and have counseled many churches who weren’t growing because their team members worked as individuals and not as a team.

Three Reasons Why Ministers Should Be Hard Workers, by Ronnie Floyd

Ministers have challenging jobs. In many ways, ministers are never truly away from the office…. Yet, with these realities and many more that I did not list, ministers should never be excused from working hard.

Free Ebook – Building Strong Worship Leaders, Edited by Dwayne Moore

One of the greatest needs of the church today is gifted, godly worship leaders who will not only pour themselves into the weekly corporate gathering but who will, behind the scenes and off the stage, pour their very lives into discipling and training a whole new generation of worship leaders.

Free Ebook – Skinny Jeans and a Tattoo Does Not Make You a Leader, by Brian K. Dodd

As a member of INJOY Stewardship Solutions, I have the privilege of attending some of the greatest Christian conferences possible. During the second half of 2014, several events among others stood out…

Hope for Families Touched by Suicide, by Scott Attebery

The test of eternal life is not whether or not a person takes their life, but whether or not they have received Christ’s life. No person will enter Heaven because of a good life or great deeds. Rather, eternal life comes by grace through faith in Jesus (Eph. 2:8-9).

4 Types of Unconnected People and How to Connect Them, by Mark Howell

Have you picked up on the fact that unconnected people are different in some ways than connected people? If you have, you are already moving in the right direction.

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