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7 Characteristics of Effective Change Agent Leaders

7 Characteristics of Effective Change Agent Leaders

If you want to be in leadership, get comfortable with change. It’s part of the experience of every leader. The best leaders get accustomed to leading change.
10 Reasons We Don't Let Go

10 Reasons We Don’t Let Go

"Jesus models for us a letting go of control, earthly power and reputation."
Performing a "Time Audit" of Your Life

Performing a “Time Audit” of Your Life

"Our Spiritual Formations team has created a great tool to help us “audit” our most precious resource—our time."
3 Principles To Follow When You Preach a Memorial Service

3 Principles to Follow When You Preach a Memorial Service

A sermon for any person’s memorial service needs to be based upon a biblical foundation.
3 Reasons Most Time Management Attempts End Up Frustrating You

Preaching That Is Biblically and Politically Correct

"Christians in America are aliens and we’ve always been."
10 Scriptures That Keep Drawing Me Back Again and Again

10 Scriptures That Keep Drawing Me Back Again and Again

"Here are a few thoughts on 10 passages that I dearly love."
3 Reasons Most Time Management Attempts End Up Frustrating You

3 Reasons Most Time Management Attempts End Up Frustrating You

Never confuse being efficient with being effective.
6 Tough Things That Might Be On Your Pastors Mind Today

6 Tough Things That Might Be on Your Pastor’s Mind Today

For pastors, though, Mondays can be days of heavy burden based on a weekend of ministry. Here are some things that might be on your pastor’s mind today:
5 Biggest Mistakes Pastors Make on Sundays (and how to avoid them)

5 Biggest Mistakes Pastors Make on Sundays (and How to Avoid Them)

"Sunday is great day because it reminds us that Jesus rose from the dead. Yet, it’s also a draining day."
10 Fiction Classics for Churches to Read and Discuss

10 Fiction Classics for Churches to Read and Discuss

Here are 10 fiction classics (nine novels and a play) selected from this list of 101 books, along with brief descriptions of why I believe that reading each one of these could be transformative.
A Helpful Framework for Teaching in Ministry

A Helpful Framework for Teaching in Ministry

"Preparing content is critical, but so is preparing how you will deliver the content."
10 Things Pastors Should Learn From TED Talks

10 Things Pastors Should Learn From TED Talks

Few preachers have the ability to preach over 30 minutes and keep their congregation engaged the entire time.
Persevering Through Seasons of Ministry Discouragement

Persevering Through Seasons of Ministry Discouragement

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness."
Faithful Preachers Are Forgetful Preachers

Faithful Preachers Are Forgetful Preachers

"Faithfulness to Christ requires a holy sense of self-forgetfulness."
Should You Delete Politics From Your Digital Life?

Should You Delete Politics From Your Digital Life?

"I was disgusted by the amount and tone of the coverage."
The Poverty of Time

The Poverty of Time

We live in a day of overload and overcommitment. Because of that, some now speak of TIME POVERTY: our inability to stop, to slow down, to process, reflect and sabbath.
12 Preaching Tips from Charles Spurgeon

12 Preaching Tips From Charles Spurgeon

"Charles Spurgeon is arguably one of the greatest preachers in the history of Christianity."
List of Pastors' Retreats and Getaways

List of Pastors’ Retreats and Getaways

"Here are some free or discounted retreat opportunities for pastors."
When The Pastor Has an Affair

When the Pastor Has an Affair

Don’t forget the pastor’s family. They have felt the greatest amount of betrayal.
How to Make Your Church Feel Smaller Than It Is…and Why You Should

How to Make Your Church Feel Smaller Than It Is…and Why You Should

"Churches with pre-set small groups can reach some people, but they won’t reach all."
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