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5 Steps For Handling Conflict

5 Steps for Handling Conflict

When the unity of your church gets challenged, it’s your job to protect that unity. It’s serious business.
Vision casting comes from every great leader

Vision Casting: The Best Leaders Give Vision Away

One of the keys to a successful organization is also one of the riskiest things for a leader to do.
Tickle Your Ears

The Gospel of Ear-Tickling

People want what they want. And with the availability of churches of all stripes and colors—varieties of sizes, architecture, programs, music, preaching, doctrine—no one need stay where they are unhappy. So, they keep moving.
Palm Sunday

21 Palm Sunday Quotes That Will Preach

21 pastors share some of their best thoughts for Palm Sunday worship service.
7 Reasons Churches Don't Grow

7 Reasons Some Churches Don’t Grow

"Sadly, many churches spend more time on Sunday morning doing church announcements than intercessory prayer."
5 Traits of the Heart People Want From Their Pastor

5 Traits of the Heart People Want From Their Pastor

People want to know that their pastor loves and follows Jesus. As a spiritual leader, your faith must be real.
Top 10 Mistakes Preachers Make in Sermon Delivery

Top 10 Mistakes Preachers Make in Sermon Delivery

Sermon delivery. It’s an art, a moment, an experiential occasion. But sometimes it can seem like a train wreck.

If You Don’t Love Your Work, You Need to Re-Evaluate

Do you love your ministry work? If the answer is no, it doesn't necessarily mean you need to find a new line of work. It does mean you need to re-evaluate some things.
ministry team

How to Help Your Ministry Team Love Their Jobs

Ministry is oftentimes hard, thankless work. As a leader, there are several things you can do to help your team feel supported and successful at their jobs.
How to Deal with Criticism

How to Deal with Criticism

We all want to be humble and teachable but criticism stings. Here are some suggestions to help you deal with a bad review.
7 Potentially Deadly Church Sicknesses

7 Potentially Deadly Church Sicknesses

Detail Distraction: a church illness where there is too much focus on minor issues to the detriment of major issues. For example, routine meetings can become more important than compelling missions.
All Other Ground Is Sinking Sand

All Other Ground Is Sinking Sand

Integrity, the Bible tells us, is like a load-bearing foundation for life.
8 Signs Of A Pastor People Will Follow

8 Signs of a Pastor People Will Follow

Some have a tremendous amount of influence with the people they serve. Others, no matter how hard they try, have limited influence at best. What's the difference?
7 Ways I Partner with My Wife in Ministry

7 Ways I Partner With My Wife in Ministry

I tell my church she’s my partner.
Why Can't Pastors Agree On What a Pastor Is?

Why Can’t Pastors Agree on What a Pastor Is?

The job title and ecclesiological office of pastor is one that encompasses a variety of definitions, often confusing and contradictory ones.
10 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Marriage

10 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Marriage

Intimacy doesn’t happen accidentally. You must be intentional to increase intimacy in your marriage.
Why We Need To Sing In Worship Even When We Do Not Know or Like The Song

Why We Need to Sing in Worship Even When We Do Not Know or...

Not singing sends the wrong signal. Here’s what it could look like...anger...burden...distraction... Worse yet, it comes across as arrogance.
The 5 Essential Practices Of Leaders Who Multiply Leaders

The 5 Essential Practices of Leaders Who Multiply Leaders

Jesus made heroes out of his closest followers. We know that Jesus was a hero maker by how he allocated his time and energy as a leader.
One of the Most Important Pastoral Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned

One of the Most Important Pastoral Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned

Pastoral leadership is difficult. It’s a grind. It’s a joy. It’s a blessing. Some days, you fall asleep feeling refreshed. Others, you can’t sleep. All this comes with the role.
charles spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon: 19 of the Best Articles on His Wisdom

There are 63 volumes of sermons from Charles Spurgeon. What can we learn today from the man known as the "Prince of Preachers?"

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