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10 Symptoms of a Sick Church

While there are many potential characteristics of a sick church, I have found 10 symptoms to be consistently common.
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2 Types of Credibility and Why You Need Them Both

There are two types of credibility. Both personal and professional credibility are essential for the leader. The former is about character and integrity. The latter is about execution and faithfully and skillfully doing one’s job.
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The Spiritual Battle With Weight Loss

Today we talk about weight loss. The physical side of weight loss will happen in a lot of different ways for various people. But there’s a spiritual dimension to weight loss that we all need to be aware of.
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7 Kinds of People You Can’t Afford to Keep

The people you are most afraid of losing are the people you most need to lose. Truthfully, you can’t afford to keep them.

Carey Nieuwhof: 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Copy a Megachurch

Become a student of church models, not a blind follower of megachurches. Here are five reasons not to that I’ve both experienced personally and observed widely among other church leaders, as well as five ways to better adopt the practices you see and admire.
Don't Quit

You Will Fail Sometimes. Don’t Quit

we’ll wake up one morning and realize that we are a whole lot more like Jesus than we were twenty years ago. Don't quit: Growth is slow. But He is patient.
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No One Has Scored At Least 10/15 In This Tricky Jesus Test

100 college students were given this 15-question tricky Jesus test and no one got at least 10/15 correctly. Can you?
life after ministry

5 Things I’ve Learned Since Leaving Full-Time Ministry

Ever wondered if there's life after ministry? Here are some things I’ve learned—in darkness, pain, healing and a new lease on life—since leaving vocational ministry.
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NBA Wisdom: 8 Giannis Antetokounmpo Quotes

If you have a problem with being not focused in the present, or too much focused on the past, the following Giannis Antetokounmpo quotes are for you.
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The Role of a Pastor: 16 Things People Never See

What is the role of a pastor when he's not preaching? The pastor wears many hats. Some of them of which you may not even be aware.
Introduction. Explanation. Application. – A More Effective Way to Write Sermons

A Guide to Effective Preaching – Introduction. Explanation. Application.

If you're wondering how to have more effective preaching, consider the sermon writing process that I use and teach: “Introduction. Explanation. Application.”
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Heroic Leadership Positions Other People to Be Heroes

If anyone needs to be recognized heroic leadership, it’s these leaders. That’s exactly why point leaders need to ensure they are never “hero hogging.”
christian leader qualities

10 Characteristics of Christian Leaders

Christian leader qualities, as indicated in 1 Timothy 3:1-15 and Titus 1:5-9, should be the core of the approach to leadership.
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10 Things You Should Know About Lifting of Hands in Worship

Worship involves our bodies as well as our hearts and minds. Our posture tells a story.
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7 Deadly Statements of Church Members

Church member, how much do you consider what not to say at your church? There are some statements that can prove harmful, even deadly, to a congregation.
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What to Wear to Church on Sunday: Does It Really Matter?

What should Christians wear to Sunday service, particularly in the morning, which is traditionally more formal? Is this question even worth talking about? I'd like to offer a few thoughts on this topic here.
Motivate Staff

5 Ways to Motivate Staff

To motivate staff and volunteer leaders in the church or in any organization begs the question: How can we do it better? David Rock, author and speaker, offers fresh insight from neuroscience about how we can best motivate others.
Grace Grows

How Grace Grows

We have created a Christendom where we can choose churches the way most people choose restaurants: according to our individual tastes, as if grace grows by Yelp reviews.

7 Encouragements for Worried Leaders

The fact you worry shows you are normal, human, and conscientious as a leader. You want to be successful and the natural reaction is to worry when you feel you may not be.
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12 Truthful Marriage Vows You Won’t Hear at a Wedding

While I’m not against writing marriage vows Casanova would applaud, I am against vows that are more romantic and emotional than practical and honest. Here are 12 truthful vows you won’t hear at a wedding.

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Court Rules Against Woman Who Refused to Make Same-Sex Wedding Websites

A U.S. appeals court has ruled against web designer Lorie Smith, who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado’s anti-discrimination law.

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