Thom S. Rainer

Christian Post Contributor

The Dangers of Echo Chamber Leadership

We leaders often enjoy the affirmation and adulation of others as we express our ideas, provide direction and set future courses. And we sometimes enjoy it so much that we only want people to agree with us and affirm us, even if we are wrong. It's called echo chamber leadership.

7 Ways Being Nice Hurts Your Church

Unfortunately, I've seen it again and again. Church leaders and members sacrifice the health and good of the church for fear of hurting one or a few persons. The body is sacrificed for the sake of a few members. We think we are being nice, but we are hurting the church.

How Much Time Do Pastors Take for Vacations?

This topic was hotter than I expected. I asked pastors and other church staff about the amount of time taken for vacations each year. Most of the responses came from pastors, and many of those pastors were pretty intense about it.

The Overcommitted Church

Many churches have become too busy for their own good. They have so many activities, programs, events, and services that they are wearing out their congregations.

6 Traits of a Church Disrupter

He is almost in every church. He is the church disrupter. Unlike church bullies, the disrupter rarely attacks leaders directly. He is good about stirring up dissension, but he seems to always feel like "God led me to do it."

Before You Fire Your Pastor

It happened again this week. A pastor contacted me to let me know his deacons asked for his resignation. The reason? No one was really clear about it. Too many pastors are getting fired. It feels like an epidemic.