Mobility and Spirituality

Mobility and spirituality are connected, but this connection often goes unrecognized by church leaders. I think this is because mobility […]

by Tom Bandy Dec 31
Leading In a Crisis

I worry a lot about the “battle-fatigue” experienced today by so many clergy. So much conflict and so little peace, […]

by Tom Bandy Oct 21
Ministry Silos and the Church That Never Existed

Let me tell you about an imaginary church and their journey in the world of information management.  Let’s be clear. […]

by Keith Hudgins May 29
You Belong Here: Restoring Families in Greater Detroit

With 60 years of ministry and three generations of pastors under their belt, Family Christian Church in Ecorse, Michigan, has […]

by Rachel Ankers Mar 15
Making Disciples 101: Understanding the Disciple-Making Process

“Therefore, go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father […]

by Jennifer Byrd Dec 21
3 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

People don’t expect to experience the blues during the holidays. Those precious days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to […]

by John Gilman Dec 7
Creating a Conflict-Free Climate

Anytime people gather together, there’s always a chance that conflict will happen. Christian or not, people disagree, hurt each other, […]

by Rachel Ankers Oct 6
Millennials: 5 Things They’re Looking for in Your Church

An ongoing conversation among church leaders is how to engage the elusive millennial. This group, identified as the 80 million […]

by Jennifer Byrd Aug 23
Leadership that Empowers

Leaders activate those around them. Leadership is a spiritual gift which shines brightest when it gives the spotlight to others. […]

by Meredith Morris Jul 31
Small Groups: Pruning for New Growth

I recently had the opportunity to tour a botanical garden. I enjoyed the beauty of the blooming flowers but also […]

by Meredith Morris Feb 27
7 Steps to Launching A Successful Ministry

Don’t fly a plane before it’s built. Don’t move into a house that’s under construction and don’t launch a ministry […]

by John Gilman Feb 21
The Importance of Having a Discipleship Plan

Discipleship doesn’t just happen. It only occurs in churches that are intentional and have a plan to execute it properly […]

by Jennifer Byrd Sep 15