Watching trends and thinking about how one might respond is essential to effective leadership. Here are three important trends Thom Rainer sees growing in 2017.
Bivocational ministry is a clear and definitive trend in church life. Although there are many challenges, bivocational ministry can be tremendously rewarding.
Most church leaders want to see the people who attend their churches grow into fully committed followers of Christ. Unfortunately, many churches do not have a clear process for discipleship with clear expectations for members.
Simply stated, effectiveness is not always related to size. No matter the size, it’s important to gauge the health of your church.
Every church should be constantly asking: Is God raising up the next generation of missionaries, pastors, children’s ministers, and theologians in our church? Are we equipping those who will later equip others?
What sets apart highly effective pastors from the rest? Thom Rainer shares insights from observing leaders who are making significant impacts.
While conducting research for Breakout Churches, a study of churches that moved from decline to significant and sustained growth, I discovered several traits that distinguish breakout church leaders from merely good leaders. Here’s a brief look at each.
Many things can contribute to a stalled spiritual life, but here are five barriers to spiritual growth common among church leaders.
Depression was once a topic reserved for “other people.” Christians, especially pastors, aren’t supposed to feel depressed. The truth is, pastors are as likely as other Americans to experience mental illness.