Self-Criticism vs. Self-Focus vs. Self-Awareness

I’ve heard that humility “isn’t thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” But while that’s definitely better than the glorification of self-hatred, it still diminishes our need for a healthy self-awareness.

3 Questions To Test Your Ambition

All of us are familiar with unhealthy ambition, as all of us have given ourselves to a pursuit that does not quench. The Scripture, however, gives us examples of holy ambition.

3 Things You Must Embrace To Accomplish Anything Significant

If you want to accomplish anything great, leaders must embrace the power of vision, the value of preparation, and the importance of a team.

Community in Ministry Is Critical

Through All Access, church leaders can become part of a network of pastors from across the country who pray, fellowship, and share resources and experiences with one another.

Biblical Advice for Overwhelmed Leaders

Overwhelmed leaders are nothing new. There must have been a time when Moses was overwhelmed with responsibility. He may not have recognized it at...

3 Big Mistakes in Making Church Policies

Wherever leaders are growing an organization, and people have strong opinions about subjective issues, conflict will arise and slow the organization down. Policies get written to align the team and help solve those problems.

10 Things Any Church Can Do To Grow

Here are 10 things that any church—no matter its size or budget, worship style or denomination—can do to help ensure it will grow numerically.

How Pastors Can Make a Good First Impression

How you manage first impressions is critical to the health of the church. And leading the church includes being acutely aware of the first impression.

Spiritual Wisdom – 33 Quotes From Great Christians to Help Every Pastor

I've kept a notebook of the wisest sayings I've ever heard from my most trusted teachers. Good pastoring and great preaching comes from collecting -- and using -- the spiritual wisdom of those who have gone before us.

12 Ways You’ll Jeopardize Your Job as Pastor

There are common ways we can jeopardize our job as a pastor. Of course, no one would intentionally cripple their ministry, but I have seen some ways pastors get into trouble if they aren’t careful.

3 Challenges To Creating a Gospel Culture in Your Family

We ought to consider carefully not just how we talk about the gospel, but how we take an active role in forming a gospel culture in our homes.

3 Leadership Clichés I Never Use

The reason leadership maxims gain traction among leaders is that they are generally helpful. Pithy statements that summarize principles are both memorable and instructive. But not all leadership clichés can be trusted.

Scriptural Blessings From God’s Word

Our God loves to bless his children—such as you and me. You will find his blessings throughout Scripture.

12 Signs of Mediocrity in a Church

"As a church consultant, I’ve learned that these signs are often an indicator that the church overall does not strive for excellence."

12 Ways to Jeopardize Your Job as Pastor

I came into vocational ministry mid-career and it gave me a unique perspective on the role. I want pastors to succeed. Don't jeopardize your job as pastor!

Theology Matters, Even in Fundraising

If this world can distort the role of cash in our ministry efforts, it can distort our understanding of God’s role.

Creating Church Experiences Worth Experiencing

Welcome to the experience economy. Actually, we’ve been living in it for a decade or two, even if you and I haven’t realized it. Here are some thoughts on how your church can thrive in the midst of it.

How To Suck the Power out of Your Preaching and Teaching

How does the “fire go out” of our preaching and teaching? We lose our sense of expectation.

The Cost of Discipleship Pales in Comparison to What We Gain in Following Jesus

Once we are actually following Jesus in self-denial, what do we find? Rest for our souls, not weariness. An easy yoke, not a hard one. And a light burden, not a heavy one.

What a Minister’s Fall Does to the Church

Whenever a I hear of a minister's fall, it sobers me as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Robert Jeffress Praises God for His Protection After First Baptist...

“I’m grateful that the church is not bricks and mortar or wood, it’s people,” Robert Jeffress told a local news station as First Baptist Dallas' historic sanctuary was being engulfed by flames.

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.