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3 Snares of Subtweeting

While it may seem as though subtweeting is a more chartable approach to navigating the world of social media, there are a variety of serious dangers attached to it.

The Importance of Long Term Vision

If we had a long term vision I think we would see how important it is to grow leaders from within rather than constantly trying to pick fruit off of other people’s trees.

The Spiritual Wilderness Is Not a Waste – 4 Reasons

The wilderness experience pushes us to the edge of despair and giving up. We feel our limits, insufficiency and inability to deliver ourselves.
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8 Principles in Seeking Spiritual Accountability

If you want accountability, you’ve got to take that responsibility on yourself.
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3 Reasons I Preach With a Table

I wanted to invite others to join me for a proverbial warm beverage and heartfelt conversation. With those things in mind, I decided that I would preach with a table and chair ongoing.
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The 59 One Anothers in the Bible

There are 59 “ one another ” statements in the New Testament. That’s right, 59. That’s just under 60 exhortations in Scripture to actually “do” something toward another person.

Led by the Spirit – What Does it Mean?

Every true believer is being led by the Spirit of God. We are led away from our sin and into paths of righteousness. This is what it means to be led by the Spirit of God.
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Pastor – Take This Sleep Deprived Quiz

One third of all Americans are sleep deprived. I imagine pastors exceed that percentage. Take this sleep deprived quiz. Mentally check below the statements that apply to you.
Should Your Praise Set Be Before or After the Sermon?

Unless It’s a Praise and Worship Sermon, Here’s Why We Preach Second

I recently visited a church who prides themselves in always doing their praise sets after the sermon. Unless it's a praise and worship sermon, here's why the order matters.
Abiding Hope

Abiding Hope – One of Our Greatest Needs

When we talk about hope in everyday language we are really talking about our insecurities: who knows how things will really work out? Biblically, however, abiding hope is one of our greatest needs.

3 Reasons Why the Way You Treat Your Spouse Matters

The way you treat your spouse reveals their value to you. We naturally prioritize and praise what we value. Our kids see this.

How to Maximize Team Commitment

There are many things that will try to interfere with team commitment: frustration, boredom, weariness, doubt, opportunities, distractions, and the like.
Pastor's Kid

8 Reasons It’s Harder to Raise PK’s Today

The Internet has sometimes exposed pastor's kids to painful internal church conflict. More than one pastor has faced opposition spread through the Internet and social media. No matter how hard pastors try to shield their families, it’s almost impossible to protect PK's completely.
Preaching and Crisis Management

Conflict in the Church: 7 Biblical Keys to Crisis Management

Every pastor no doubt begins the ministry with the ideal in mind. He will spend his life doing what God called him to do. His days will be spent reading his Bible, praying, telling people about Jesus, and ministering to his church and community.
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Every Good Leader Has a Leadership Vocabulary – Do You?

The best leaders I know are always learning.Part of my growth as a leader has been developing of a leadership vocabulary.
God Told Me I Was to Come to Your Church Staff–and Other Crazy Stuff Like That

God Told Me I Was to Come to Your Church Staff — and Other...

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world…” (I John 4:1)
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Sinners in the Hands of Willy Wonka

The harm of sin is not lawbreaking, but that it mars the image of God in us. Sin is bad because it is bad for us.
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5 Rhetorical Questions From Paul

The questions Paul asks and the answers he provides profoundly confront the doubts we can have about the nature of God’s love.
Unless the Lord Builds the House

Unless the Lord Builds the House – A Meditation

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. What better verse to meditate upon regarding our ministries?
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Quotes About Grace: 15 Magnificent Quotes to Lift Your Spirit

Before we can sing God's song, we must fill our lungs with grace.

Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

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