Eight Traits of Church Bullies
Church bullies are a problem in many churches. Here are eight ways to spot them in your church.
What to Do With Church Bullies
In today’s episode, we discuss what to do with church bullies and even how to prevent them from doing damage in a church.
Nine Traits of Church Bullies
Church bullies are common in many churches. They wreak havoc and create dissension.
Winning Over Three Kinds of Your Most Difficult Church Members
Every church has difficult people. Most people will be difficult at some point. Likely, you’ve been a difficult person. Some are consistently difficult, while others are only difficult in certain scenarios. Do not confuse difficult people with antagonists. Difficult people challenge you. Antagonists are hostile. Difficult people can be supportive. Antagonists default to opposition. Difficult…
Five Characteristics of Pastors Who Overcome a Church Bully
Almost every pastor at some point will be confronted by a church bully. This person is usually a control freak, and turns on the pastor when the pastor does not do his bidding. Thom and Sam look at five traits of pastors who have overcome these bullies.
What Changes with a Move from a Church of 50 to a Church of 150
When pastors move from one size church to another, they have to adapt. One common pastoral transition is to move from a church of 50 congregants to a church of 150. I won’t get into whether a pastor should make this move or not. Let’s assume the move is God’s will. What changes should this pastor expect?
Five Reasons Why I Am Hopeful for Churches in 2020
Perhaps my optimism is influenced by the Christmas season and the hope of the Christ child whose birth we celebrate in two days. But I think it’s more than that. Much more. Let me be clear. I know there are many struggling churches. I know there are many hurting and beaten up pastors. I don’t…
Five Major Reasons Your Church May Be Stuck
From church idols to church busyness, Thom and Sam discuss the major reasons why your church might be stuck. Sometimes the reason a church is stuck is that there is a fear of change, other times because of a bully. Listen in as Thom and Sam talk about the issues and potential solutions. Reasons a…
How to Disagree with Your Pastor
Should you disagree with your pastor? Should you confront these leaders with something they have done wrong? Should you point out their omissions? Let me respond by offering ten guidelines for you to consider.
Six Ways Toxic Members Deter Invitations to Church
When toxic members are present in a church, resources are spent on overcoming the fallout of toxic members. As a result, members are less likely to invite others to church.
What Former Pastors Don’t Miss about Pastoring
In episode 506, we discussed things former pastors missed from their time as a pastor. Today, we look at the other side of the coin and discuss things pastors don’t miss.
10 Reasons for Optimism in 2019
We kick off 2019 with 10 reasons we are optimistic about churches. From an openness to consulting to church revitalization, we are seeing God move in churches in fresh ways.