Leadership

Why Do Pastors Often Act Like the Parishioners They Complain About?

By Dave Barnhart
Nearly any pastor can tell you the symptoms of an unhealthy church: members distrust their leadership and their pastor; they insist on voting on everything, even the color of the… read more

The Power of a Time Audit

By Chad Brooks
Welcome to the first episode of the second season of The Productive Pastor. I LOVE doing this podcast and being part of the community. This season is going to rock. We have some… read more

I'm Not Your Pastor... Yet.

By Shawn Franssens
I love being a pastor. I love the sense of God’s call on my life and the way I have been invited to respond to the call. Now as I prepare to join in God’s work among… read more

Gwyneth Paltrow and Church Growth

By Joseph Yoo
I recently read an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow that made me think about my church. “I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you… read more

Emotional Landmines: Leading When Explosions Occur

By Billy Doidge Kilgore
For many the church is a place of comfort and support, but for leaders within congregations it's an emotional minefield. The emotional landmines leaders encounter sit below the… read more

Teaching to Reality Not Our Assumptions

By Ed Trimmer
Just back from doing a weekend training event with lay people, certified lay ministry candidates, local pastors, and pastors serving United Methodist churches who are not United… read more
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