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Rights of Faith Groups Defended in High Court

Rights of Faith Groups Defended in High Court

Baptists in Haiti Charged with Kidnapping

PORT-AU-PRINCE (BP)--A Haitian prosecutor Thursday charged 10 members of a Baptist volunteer team with child kidnapping and criminal association for allegedly not following the...

10 Reasons Why Small Churches Stay Small: Part 2

Want your church to reach people, expand and grow? Avoid these pitfalls.

How Vision Sets the Budget

With anguish in his voice, Bill said, “It’s budget time again at our church.  I get so tired of working through these numbers.  The...

Hiring Great Staff

10 Steps to Finding the Right Person Executive Pastors face an enormous challenge—hiring great staff. An XP called me because he had a hiring dilemma....

Churches That Have Re-Branded

Churches re-brand to emphasize their vibrant and living spiritual DNA. Let’s look at two churches to discover some principles that can help your church...

What is Your Church's Image?

Branding & Re-Branding

Care & Correction or Shaming?

Newspapers screamed the headline, “Is Public Shaming by the Church Legal?”  The story ran coast to coast.  Yet, the giants of the national news...

Changing Hats

Every year at the XP-Seminar, I ask “how many of you came from the business world?”  In 2005, I asked the question and about...

From Business to the Body of Christ

From Corporate America to Full-Time Ministry: My First 6 Months As An Executive Pastor

Helping Your XP Succeed

“I felt my heart strangely warmed.” Those were the words Jonathan Wesley used to describe his conversion the night he attended a meeting on Aldersgate...

Broadcast Your Service Live

Webcast Church Services Live … For Less Than You Think

Making the Decision to Leave

Led, Lost or Looney?

Pointers for Effective Leadership

Simply being a manager does not make someone an effective leader, but they can become effective leaders.  Thomas Haizlip is an expert in human...

Leadership Lessons from a Maestro

“For the seasoned maestro, it can feel like the ultimate dream come true. During the performance, the orchestra seems to read your mind, knowing...

What Leadership Was and What It Has Become

Leadership was once about hard skills such as planning, finance and business analysis. When command and control ruled the corporate world, the leaders were...

Three Essentials of Christian Leadership

According to human resource consultant William Heisler, three things emerge as real distinctives for the Christian who wants to be a God-honoring leader. Leadership...

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