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Why Your Church Should Become Unreasonable

Why Your Church Should Become Unreasonable

"Did you know that 94 percent of churches are losing ground against the growth of the communities they serve?"
5 Key Principles Every Leader Should Master

5 Key Principles Every Leader Should Master

But if you do stay focused on these five things, I believe you’ll see a marked improvement in your leadership and character. And that can only be a good thing.
5 Ways to Grow a Culture of Trust

5 Ways to Grow a Culture of Trust

"A culture of suspicion happens automatically; a culture of trust takes intentionality."
Aviod These 8 Momentum Killers

Avoid These 8 Momentum Killers

"Leadership is all about generating momentum."
10 Common Sentiments Pastors Wish They Could Express

10 Common Sentiments Pastors Wish They Could Express

Stated simply, there are many things pastors would like to say, but they don’t feel like they have the freedom to do so.
When Churches Want a Pastor Who Can "Bring in Young Families"

When Churches Want a Pastor Who Can “Bring in Young Families”

"We need to call a Pastor who knows how to shift congregational culture."
9 Sermon Delivery Tips Every Pastor Must Know

Why Pastors Should Be Morning People

If you struggle with productivity it could be that becoming a morning person is the solution to your struggles.
7 Signs What’s Driving You Is Beginning To Destroy You

7 Signs What’s Driving You Is Beginning to Destroy You

"Don’t let the discontent that drives you become the discontent that destroys you."
Every Hill You Face Is Not Worth Dying On

Every Hill You Face Is Not Worth Dying On

The greatest leadership lesson I have ever learned is: Every hill you face is not worth dying on.
No Talent? No Problem—10 Ways You Can Still Lead

No Talent? No Problem—10 Ways You Can Still Lead

"I believe these traits can help you realize your leadership potential."
Can You Spot Your Rising Stars?

Can You Spot Your Rising Stars?

"Here are four proven ways to spot the rising stars who are emerging all around you."
Should We Keep “Baptist” in the Church Name?

Should We Keep “Baptist” in the Church Name?

"Here are 10 reasons why I believe it’s beneficial, at least in our situation, to not have “Baptist” in our new church name."
ESPN and The WallStreet Journal Told Me Your Church May Die Soon

ESPN and The WallStreet Journal Told Me Your Church May Die Soon

I think of many churches who were nimble, growing, innovative and popular, but after building a big infrastructure, and things started slipping a bit...
How to Handle Critics, Complainers and Mean People

How to Handle Critics, Complainers and Mean People

"Be a shepherd and protect the sheep. But remember, you’re one of the sheep too."
Is the Kingdom of God a Fortress or a Seed?

Is the Kingdom of God a Fortress or a Seed?

"The Kingdom of God is within you. The Kingdom of God is in your midst."
7 Things I Did Learn in Seminary

7 Things I Did Learn in Seminary

"I wasn’t anywhere nearly as gifted as I thought I was."
How to Lose Your Success, Overnight

How to Lose Your Success, Overnight

“Success isn’t owned. It’s leased, and rent is due every day.”
Are You Addicted to Hurry?

Are You Addicted to Hurry?

"We live in a world that bombards us with incessant visual stimuli and noise."
5 Lessons We Must Learn from Fallen Pastors

5 Lessons We Must Learn From Fallen Pastors

"Pastors and ministry leaders are not above character implosion and wandering from the Lord."
Three Actions Churches Can Take in Times of Crisis

Three Actions Churches Can Take in Times of Crisis

Too many times, churches try and fail to “keep things in the family.” They intentionally share little, if any, information, and what is shared is ambiguous or intentionally deceitful.
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