Does a Church’s Name Really Matter?

One pastor explains the origin of his church's name and why it accurately represents his congregation.

8 Characteristics of the New Bivocational Pastor

Thom Rainer: "The new bivocational pastor is similar to the traditional bivocational pastor with some key differences."

Hope for Nov. 9: Pastors on the Election

Several pastors answer the question, “What is the message of hope you want to give to America in the aftermath of this election?”

What Part Do Pastors Play in Growing Congregations?

Researchers explore the data from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey.

Lead Well—At Home

One great ministry challenge is to serve in a way that values, affirms and protects our children.

Your Church Can’t Please Everyone—3 Better Alternatives

"People want confident leadership in a church that knows where it’s headed—even if they don’t entirely agree with you."

Leadership You Can Make Happen

Brad Lomenick: "Take heart, take courage, and put these five leadership keys into practice."

Race and the Gospel: How Can We Move Beyond a Broken Witness?

“When We’re in a Posture of Hospitality, We Can’t Objectify Those With Whom We Disagree. We Can’t Throw Stones While Serving Bread.”

7 Questions for Community Engagement

Does your church have a front porch, and other questions to ask yourself

Test Yourself: How Are Your Leadership Listening Skills?

"Listening is not simply a key discipleship issue. It is a core leadership issue."