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5 Keys for a Fresh Start this Fall

I like fresh starts. They bring a renewed energy to dream and imagine new possibilities. There’s also a redemptive side—a fresh start means I can try again. A fresh start is partly a mindset shift, but it can also be … Continued

Stay or Go? Read This Before You Make a Decision

Many Christian staffing and search firms are anticipating a disproportionate number of ministry leaders will leave their current assignments as we emerge from COVID-19. On the surface, this prediction makes some sense. Various ministry leaders may have intended to transition … Continued

7 Principles for Developing Others

We are turning the corner toward summer and, I pray, to the other side of COVID-19! While rest and recovery should be two key objectives for many leaders this summer, we can also begin to retool and refocus for the new … Continued

Three Transformative Conversations For Your Team

  Conversations matter! Over the last year, you have had many conversations you likely never expected to have with your team. Conversations about the urgent and important need of safety, adapting to new rules and keeping the ministry going in … Continued

Jesus Centered Launches Today!

 Dr. Steve Brown’s new book, Jesus Centered: Focusing on Jesus In A Distracted World  is now available to order! Place your order today and for a limited time sign-up below to receive a FREE discussion guide. We pray this … Continued

Now Available for Preorder!

Dear Sharpening Leaders Subscriber, We have some exciting news to share! Jesus Centered: Focusing on Jesus In A Distracted World, Dr. Steve Brown’s new book releasing April 12, is now available for preorder! Place your order today and for a … Continued

“Be Loved” This Week

This content has been adapted from Dr. Steve A. Brown’s upcoming book, Jesus Centered – Focusing on Jesus in a Distracted World launching April 12. I’ll never forget the time a painting made me realize how little I understood God’s … Continued

Announcing My New Book!

Dear Sharpening Leaders Subscriber, You are the first to hear! My new book, Jesus Centered – Focusing on Jesus in a Distracted World is set to launch April 12! Please watch this short video below to learn more about the … Continued

How to Process the Sexual Sin in Christian Leaders

Tragically and sorrowfully, the list just keeps getting longer. I’m referring to the list of pastors and ministry leaders who fall to sexual sin. To the shock of many, the list now includes the name of the late apologist Ravi … Continued

Two Reasons to Find Contentment Today

Are you feeling content these days? Saying you are content isn’t easy on a normal day. All it takes for me to head toward discontentment is one piece of gravel in my shoe, slow Wi-Fi, getting stuck in the slow … Continued