Maybe church buildings aren't as big a deal as we thought

By Joseph Yoo
Those of us who have attended church seemingly forever sometimes feel that the church building is the best tool for evangelism. When we’re confronted with (or we finally… read more

4 bold leadership moves Zumba can teach the church

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
I’m a Zumba aficionado. I admit it. I love the rhythms, the music and the fun of these classes. Zumba, in case you don’t know, is a fitness class that draws on… read more

Resurrection Reality

By J. Michael Lowry
John 20:19-31 Do you remember how Walter Cronkite used to close his broadcast by saying, “And that’s the way it is”? Such is a world vision that reflects the… read more

7 of the quickest ways to frustrate people on a team

By Ron Edmondson
With every team or organization I have led there have been people who get frustrated with someone else on the team. In full disclosure, sometimes others have been frustrated with… read more

How to ruin a team ministry in 5 easy steps

By A. Trevor Sutton
Practicing team ministry is like assembling Ikea furniture without the instructions. With both, there are many parts, each with a specific function, and no obvious clues for how… read more

Advice for when you're leaving your church

By Tom Fuerst
As a pastor, I know there are people who come to my church from other churches and who leave my church to go to other churches. I understand that this happens, and in some cases… read more

Bright lights from local churches

By David Staal
The driver side headlight went out on our minivan, so I bought a replacement bulb and opened the hood. A few minutes later I turned the lights on. The new one shined bright, but… read more

7 traits of insecure leaders

By Ron Edmondson
Christians are called to walk by faith. This includes Christian leaders. A part of our calling in leadership means we won't always know what the future holds, but we steadfastly… read more

Mediocre grace

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic 1937 book The Cost of Discipleship describes cheap grace as the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism… read more

Leadership, politics and the Bible

By Dave Barnhart
There are countless books written for clergy about leadership. In this season of political horse races, with each candidate portrayed as humanity’s best and last hope for… read more

Lamentation and cross-shaped leadership

By Alaina Kleinbeck
This was first published in Faith & Leadership. Church seasons can be slightly disorienting for those of us employed in Christian settings where the workflow does not follow… read more

Who needs cool? Not Millennials.

By Cody Gainous
"All human life on the earth is like grass,    and all human glory is like a flower in a field.The grass dries up and its flower falls off,    but… read more
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