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There's One of These in (almost) Every Church

There’s One of These in (Almost) Every Church

Young pastors enter the ministry expecting the people of the Lord to be healthy, sane, balanced, spiritual, biblically informed and Holy Spirit guided. And then they run into reality.
15 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor

15 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor

“If you want to encourage your pastor, here’s how.”
9 Ways to Pray for Church Leaders

9 Ways to Pray for Church Leaders

"I wonder what might happen if congregations begin to pray the following prayers for church leaders."
10 Ways Prayer Will Change Your Life

10 Ways Prayer Will Change Your Life

Praying like Spurgeon nourishes the soul, encourages the depressed, motivates the lazy and ushers the humble before the throne of God.
The Art of Being Mentored

The Art of Being Mentored

"You can have the most brilliant mentor in the world, even a famous one, but if you aren’t ready to pay the price, dig in, learn and change, it won’t matter."
Good Seasons In Your Life and Leadership

Good Seasons in Your Life and Leadership

Good seasons in your organization, business, church, city or anything that affects your life should be celebrated.
8 Good Questions To Evaluate Your Church

8 Good Questions to Evaluate Your Church

How is the unique culture of your church helping you make progress?
3 Questions Christians Should Ask Before Building a Personal Brand

3 Questions Christians Should Ask Before Building a Personal Brand

Building a platform for the right reasons ultimately comes down to three factors: motivation, goals and accountability.
Under Appreciating vs Over Celebrating

Under Appreciating vs Over Celebrating

Does your team have something to look forward to?
Are You a People Pleasing Pastor? Take this Assessment to Find Out

Are You a People-Pleasing Pastor? Take This Assessment to Find Out

This quick survey will help you determine whether you have moved into the crippling behavior of people pleasing.
10 Sure Marks of Humility

10 Sure Marks of Humility

"A humble Christian can bear the reproach of an enemy and the reproof of a friend."
Why Sermon Preparation is Not Devotional Time

Why Sermon Preparation Is Not Devotional Time

Sermons are public. Devotional times are personal. The purpose of a sermon is to reveal the mysteries of God to the bride of Christ at a given moment. The purpose of a devotional time is to spur individual growth over time.
Why Your Church Needs to Talk about Vocation

Why Your Church Needs to Talk about Vocation

"Dr. David Miller at Princeton University’s Faith & Work Initiative reports that fewer than 10 percent of church-goers can remember the last time their pastor preached on the topic of work."
8 Gifts to “Pour Into” the Leaders You’re Developing

8 Gifts to “Pour Into” the Leaders You’re Developing

"Whatever I may have learned about life and leadership, I’m supposed to be passing along to others."
10 Steps To A Better Offering

10 Steps to a Better Offering

Is not the offering a part of worship? Since it is worship, should we not put at least some thought and preparation into it?
Are You An Organizational Leader Or A Shepherd? (10 Easy Ways To Tell)

Are You an Organizational Leader or a Shepherd? (10 Easy Ways to Tell)

So are you an organizational leader, or are you more of a relational leader—a shepherd?
5 Reasons That Ministries Won't Work In Your Church

5 Reasons That Ministries Won’t Work in Your Church

One of the most common reasons programs, ministries or initiatives don’t work in churches is because there just wasn’t room in the first place.
Monday’s Preparation Brings Friday’s Success

Monday’s Preparation Brings Friday’s Success

“I just don’t have time to prepare…” Have you ever had that thought?
The Four Millennial Myths

The Four Millennial Myths

Instead of attacking Millennials, I want to address some myths and debunk some claims based on data and statistics.
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