7 Reasons Why Clear Communication is Essential

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Clear communication is essential for the good health of any organization, business or congregation. In all the years that I have been in ministry, there is one subject that has caused more trouble than any other. It is bad communication! Clear communication is an absolute necessity for any group of people to achieve their goals […]

10 Characteristics of a Praying Leader

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What does a healthy praying leader look like? What are the characteristics of the prayer life of those who follow Jesus? In an address to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee in Nashville February 20-21, 2017, Steve Gaines (SBC President) used passages from Acts chapter 3 and 4 to show the characteristics of a praying […]

9 Characteristics of Jesus as a Coach

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Have you ever thought of Jesus as a coach? It is easy to think of Jesus as a leader, a servant, and a teacher. However, can we see Jesus as a coach? What exactly is a coach? There are many different models of coaching. However, there has never been a model of coaching like Jesus? […]

3 Positive Behaviors That Will Help Grow A Church

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What Will Grow a Church? How do you grow a church? Why are so many congregations declining in attendance, ministry, and mission support? Dr. Thom Rainer, an expert in church growth and decline, says there are five reasons that churches are not growing. He points out those five points as: 1. Cultural Christianity is declining […]

18 Bible Verses to Help Keep Your Mouth Shut

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Sometimes it is best to keep your mouth shut.  Talking too much can get anyone into trouble. Here is some simple advice found in the Bible as to when to keep your mouth shut!  In the heat of anger~ Proverbs 14:17. When you don’t have all the facts~ Proverbs 18:13. When you haven’t verified the […]

What is the One Attitude That Grows a Church?

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What is the one attitude that grows a church? TRUST! Where does trust come from? How can we develop trust among the people in a congregation? Most fruitful and productive leaders will tell you that you must show trust to receive it. If we want to trust others and be trusted what do we do […]

6 Easy and Positive Ways to Deal With Conflict

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6 Easy and Positive Ways to Deal With Conflict How do you deal with conflict in your organization, business, or church?  Conflict is an issue that most people will avoid at all costs.  However, conflicts will happen. Do you have a definite plan to react when a clash or disagreements take place?  Here are seven […]

7 Characteristics of Conflict in Church That Kills

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7 Characteristics of Conflict in Church That Kills Why is it that some churches seem to flourish and do well while other churches are weak and dying. This type of behavior is happening across all kinds of congregations. Most causes that lead to church decline and closings are due to conflict within the fellowship. Listed […]