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Are We Pandering to Millennials?

Are We Pandering to Millennials?

"Should churches change for the sake of the rising generation?"
What Churches Can Learn from Red Bull Energy Drinks

What Churches Can Learn From Red Bull Energy Drinks

"Narratives attract people to return thirsty and explore more."
Don't Let Your Church Make These Hiring Mistakes

Don’t Let Your Church Make These Hiring Mistakes

"Take your time when hiring. You won’t lose the right person if they are called by God to serve."
Why Fear-mongering is the Cheapest Kind of Preaching

Why Fearmongering Is the Cheapest Kind of Preaching

"Scary preaching is foreign to the New Testament."
11 Signs You’re More Than Just Tired…You’re Burning Out

11 Signs You’re More Than Just Tired…You’re Burning Out

In caring for others I had not adequately cared for my heart or soul, or let others who wanted to care for it do so.
10 Reasons Anger is Often a Problem for Pastors

10 Reasons Anger Is Often a Problem for Pastors

We don’t want to fail God, our congregation or ourselves. We’re better at offering grace to others than to ourselves—and our response to failure is often defeat and anger.
Why the Difference Between Bandwidth and Capacity Makes a Huge Difference

Why the Difference Between Bandwidth and Capacity Makes a Huge Difference

"Most of us overestimate our bandwidth (the amount of time we can spare), but we underestimate our capacity (what we’re capable of doing with the time we have)."
The #1 Obstacle To The Next Great Move of God in the Church and in America

The #1 Obstacle to the Next Great Move of God in the Church and...

Unforgiveness is the #1 obstacle to the next great move of God in your life, your church and our nation.
Feel Like You're Trying to Do It All Yourself?

Feel Like You’re Trying to Do It All Yourself?

Ever feel like what you thought was just going to be a busy season has turned into a normal way of work?
Leading Millennials? Core Issues You Need to Know

Leading Millennials? Core Issues You Need to Know

"Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation."
How to Make Great Decisions Even When Things Are Unclear

How to Make Great Decisions Even When Things Are Unclear

"How do we make great decisions in cloudy conditions?"
4 Essentials of Ministry to Men

4 Essentials of Ministry to Men

Men may have hundreds of acquaintances, but very few real friends.
5 Core Essentials Far Too Many Christian Leaders Stupidly Sacrifice

5 Core Essentials Far Too Many Christian Leaders Stupidly Sacrifice

"Leadership is hard. But sometimes it’s not nearly as hard as we make it out to be."
7 Marks of Counterfeit Holiness

7 Marks of Counterfeit Holiness

Jesus condemned this since people tend to hold to the traditions over the Word of God
An Effective Template for Preaching Christ-Centered Messages

An Effective Template for Preaching Christ-Centered Messages

"Don’t leave people under the tutelage of the Law, lead them to Christ."
Do Not Plant or Pastor a Church in Your Head

Do Not Plant or Pastor a Church in Your Head

We need a vision for the people before we develop a vision for a particular model of church.
Top 10 Challenges to Being an Emotionally Healthy Leader

Top 10 Challenges to Being an Emotionally Healthy Leader

"Discerning what God has specifically given us to do is one of our most difficult tasks."
Why Leaders Must Avoid the Vacuum Trap

Why Leaders Must Avoid the Vacuum Trap

"Many times a leader can be clueless about the real health of the organization they lead."
10 Reasons Pastors Don't Lead

10 Reasons Pastors Don’t Lead

They’re burned out. Whatever they’ve faced has brought them to physical and emotional exhaustion. They don’t have the energy right now to lead.
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