Ten Things Pastors Wish They Knew Before They Became Pastors

by Thom Rainer In an informal survey of pastors, I asked a simple question: What do you wish you had been told before you became a pastor? Some of the responses were obvious. For me, a few were surprises. I note them in order of frequency of response, not necessarily...

The #1 Thing That Makes Pastors Unhappy

by Rob Cizek What makes pastors unhappy? It is so valuable to ask questions of the people you encounter, especially when they are experts in their field. Recently I met a person who makes their living coaching pastors. This is a prominent person with an insider...

Creating a Culture that Embraces Updates

by Michael Bayne One of my favorite apps on my mac, iPhone, and iPad is Evernote. I use it every day, multiple times a day. If you use the application very long, you will notice that they have frequent updates. It seems like every month (sometimes every other week)...

Teamwork 101

by Jonathan Cliff It’s impossible to tell people what I do without the words team and teamwork being heard. I work in a church so I work with people that go to that church. I work in those environments for kids and students, so I work with kids and students. That much...

Not Your Typical Leadership Tips

by Tim Walker I have been in the workplace for over 25 years. I have had good bosses, okay bosses and a handful of horrible ones. I had one boss who was a chain smoker. She would only be in the office for about an hour or two during the entire workday because she took...

When You Speak to Include, not Exclude

In seminary, you were instructed on how to speak in front of large groups of people. But have you listened to yourself lately? When is the last time you evaluated the terminology and phrasing of your message? Often, when we’ve been in a position for some time, we grow...
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