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How to Leave a Church Well

How to Leave a Church Well

I’ve seen staff leave well and I’ve seen staff leave poorly. And let me say that there is definitely a “right” way to leave a church.
Can Loved Ones in Heaven Look Down on Me?

Can Loved Ones in Heaven Look Down on Me?

“Beware of spending too much time thinking about the saints above. You should never pray to or worship them.”
15 Things Young Preachers Need to Know About Seniors

15 Things Young Preachers Need to Know About Seniors

"Seniors are not against change, but they dislike abrupt change."
Burnout Is a Danger, Whatever Your Church Size

Burnout Is a Danger, Whatever Your Church Size

I exhausted myself trying to expand our little church, then again when I couldn’t keep up with the growth.
A Powerful Plea to Churches from a Widow: You Need This More Than a New Coffee Bar

A Powerful Plea to Churches From a Widow: You Need This More Than a...

"When church leaders sit around and discuss how they can reach people, I don't think they have the widow in mind."
85 Cent Principle, Huge Leadership Value

85-Cent Principle, Huge Leadership Value

"Know what people actually value—not what they should."
How to Disagree on Important Theological Issues

How to Disagree on Important Theological Issues

"Listen humbly: Even if we remain unconvinced, we would be wise to give those with whom we (probably) disagree a fair hearing."
5 Seconds of Awkward Can Save You from a Life-Time of Regret

5 Seconds of Awkward Can Save You from a Lifetime of Regret

Sadie Robertson's video reminds us that sometimes the most profound wisdom can come in the simplest of forms.
10 Signs of an Emotional Affair

10 Signs of an Emotional Affair

I often advise couples to be VERY careful about having close friends of the opposite sex, because most affairs start out as “friendships” that cross the line.
Is Preaching Stressing You Out? This Is For You

Is Preaching Stressing You Out? This Is for You

"No matter the environment, the audience or the type of message, communicating in any spiritual context brings a unique pressure."
Why Your Salvation Is More Than An Escape

Why Your Salvation Is More Than an Escape

"We were created to live in a loving relationship with God, and to participate in his purposes in creation, and enjoy him forever."
Bigness is Overrated — Plus 9 Hard Church Leadership Lessons

Bigness Is Overrated—Plus 9 Hard Church Leadership Lessons

"There are no lone rangers or solo acts on the Lord’s team."
24 Practices of Great Pastors

24 Practices of Great Pastors

"Great pastors who lead great churches are part of the fabric of their communities."
6 Ways to Motivate Millennial Leaders

6 Ways to Motivate Millennial Leaders

"If you have any Millennials on your church staff, you know that they’re different."
Church Media Team

An Open Letter to Pastors From the Church Media Team – We’re Frustrated

"The truth is, we feel that you are not giving the church media the attention it deserves."
Does God Punish Us With Pain When We Sin?

Does God Punish Us With Pain When We Sin?

“Many of the painful things in our lives are owing to our own sins, both before and after we become Christians.”
Why Do Spiritual Highs Fade

Why Do Spiritual Highs Fade

Why do Christian events have a nearly miraculous ability to apparently free us from sin for a week, and more importantly why does it not last?
St. Patrick

10 Things You Should Know about St. Patrick

"Patrick’s conversion came as a result of his being taken as a slave to Ireland by Irish raiders."
Why Great Leadership Starts Here

Why Great Leadership Starts Here

Great leadership doesn’t start with a great education, although that is incredibly valuable.
Who we are Gungor

Are We Really Who We’ve Always Said We Are?

As Christians, we claim to be followers Jesus and his instructions. But do we remember who we are when the instructions are difficult to follow?
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