Mike Ayers

Mike Ayers, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is the lead pastor of The Brook Church in Tomball, Texas, the Chair and Professor of Leadership Studies at College of Biblical Studies in Houston, and the author of Power to Lead: Five Essentials for the Practice of Biblical Leadership. He is a husband of 26 years to Tammy, and they have three children: Ryan, Brandon, and Kaley.

Mar 7

10 Ways to Lead a Great Team Meeting by Mike Ayers

Activity does not always mean productivity and just because you meet doesn’t mean you're accomplishing anything of value​.

Jan 10

5 Ways to Last 20 Years in the Same Church by Mike Ayers

These things took time and a process in order to come full-circle – the pain of personal growth, the healing after the pain, and the perspective gained in hindsight beyond the healing. And the unnerving and exciting thing is this: God’s still got more to do.​

Sep 6

Your Church’s Leadership Structure May Not Be the Problem by Mike Ayers

Since the mission of the Church universal is to make disciples of all nations, any church structure should lead to the life transformation of those for whom Christ died.

May 11

Humility Before God by Mike Ayers

Because of who He is, in light of who we are, and because we are received by Him, we worship this infinitely other God with hearts full of gratitude and praise!

Apr 18

The Leader and Abuse of Power by Mike Ayers

In his temptation, Jesus understood that not even a legitimate need should be met in illegitimate ways.

Aug 28

Praying in the Middle of a Storm by Mike Ayers

Praying these three prayers allows us to seek the activity of God in all this and yet to display deep trust in him to work as he chooses for his glory.

Jul 12

Remember the Sabbath: Part 4 by Mike Ayers

The Sabbath separates us from the notion that the world can’t survive without us.

Jul 3

Remember the Sabbath: Part 3 by Mike Ayers

Transformation from true sabbath rest comes by renewing our minds, not simply amusing them.

Apr 30

Remember the Sabbath: Part 2 by Mike Ayers

When we “sabbath,” we do as God did. This is the essence of godliness.

Apr 5

Remember the Sabbath: Part 1 by Mike Ayers

Part 1 of a 4-part series on leadership and rest.