By Jon Bloom on Nov 4, 2022
"Few things sap more of our joy, are as emotionally demanding and mentally distracting, as relational conflict. And few things wreak as much havoc and destruction on lives as relational conflict. And so much of it is avoidable."
By SermonCentral on Dec 9, 2018
Regardless of your church's climate, one thing remains true: The preacher's task is to preach with joy, whether the conditions are desirable or undesirable.
By Ken Sande on Feb 27, 2018
An expert in conflict management, Ken Sande brings his expertise to pastors and leaders to help them relate better with their congregation, co-workers, and families.
By Josh Reich on Apr 13, 2023
You know the conversation. Someone in your church asks to meet with you, or you set up the meeting because you know they are angry at you, the church or a decision that was made.
By Peter Walters on May 22, 2022
The school of hard knocks taught Paul that you learn, not earn, contentment.
By Lance Witt on Sep 4, 2023
Here is my track record. Hundreds of times I have talked myself out of having a courageous conversation. EVERY time I have finally had the courageous conversation, I walked away wishing I had done it sooner.
By Charles Stone on Jul 12, 2023
Change is inevitable. And unless a church creates healthy change in itself, it will soon become obsolete.
By Ray Hollenbach on Mar 12, 2019
When we preach we plant seeds, but what will grow from the seeds we plant?
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 23, 2022
“Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself lest you also grow weary and lose heart,” (Hebrews 12:3).
By Thom Rainer on Oct 12, 2022
"Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church."
By Michael Kelley on Dec 17, 2021
We are probably more responsive today than ever before, partly because we now have the tools to respond publicly to anyone or anything, and at any time we see fit. We can post, like, tweet, and retweet, and we are delighted to do so. We love to respond. No, we need to respond.
By SermonCentral on Jul 6, 2022
“You have no business being the pastor of our church. All you are interested in is getting your own way and changing all the good things we have going. People are saying you should be fired. I agree with them.”
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 26, 2022
"Suddenly I was feeling a stirring in my stomach. I became slightly nervous. It was a brief encounter, but I quickly realized I was being reminded of a few very painful experiences in my own leadership and life. I was recalling the emotions of betrayal."
By Ron Edmondson on Sep 2, 2022
There is one truth about leadership every leader must understand, but is difficult to receive by some leaders. The probability is good you won’t like this truth either.
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 10, 2022
In my experience, there are commonalities of dysfunction. If you have been on a dysfunctional team you’ve probably seen one or more of the common traits. See if any of these seem familiar.