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The Three Intangibles of Effective Leadership

Of books and blogs on leadership, there is no end. Usually detailed within them are concrete, specific tasks or skills needed to be an effective leader.
Toys R' Us

What the Church Can Learn From Toys R Us’ Relaunch

As you may or may not know, Toys R' Us closed down all of their stores in the U.S.  I wrote an article about...
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7 Signs of Unchecked Arrogance in Young Leaders

If you're one of these young leaders, be aware of these problematic signs of unchecked arrogance. Make sure you check your heart!

12 Lies American Evangelicals Believe

"While most Americans identify as Christians, they seem confused about the details of their faith."

Why the Spiritual Discipline of Silence is Important

Silence is something that can be practiced outside of Sunday morning. You can, and I believe as Christians we should, take time to sit and listen to God.

6 Key Questions to Ask of Your Sermon Before You Preach it

Before you preach your next sermon, take the time to answer these six questions.
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Tips on Being an Emotionally Intelligent Pastor (From a Christian Psychologist)

As a Christian psychologist, my goal is to show you some startling research and help you understand a few very powerful leadership skills.
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An Example of a Statement of Faith

A statement of faith reveals the doctrine of the church. Expecting all people to agree with everything is more cult-like than Christ-like. However, we must have parameters of belief. Otherwise, the church will break under the stress of disunity.

Finding Freedom from a Toxic Attack at Work

We all have limited energy and our family deserves the best “us” we can offer in the midst of work and life in general. Part of that means protecting ourselves from toxic people.
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6 Members Who Build Up the Church

Healthy local churches make a powerful and attractive testimony to a watching world. This means that all of the church members have to be devoted to building others up.
4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

As a leader you must certainly project optimism. But when you cross the line into hyperbole, your leadership is facing significant risks.
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5 Indicators Your Church Is Turning the Corner

So, you want to see your church change positively. But how can you measure it? What are some indicators your church is turning the corner?
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How I Love Your Law

God's law is filled with His own character and goodness. We should love it more than we do, and those who preach and teach should be careful to use the law the way it was designed to be used.
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How to Stop Living in the Past So You Don’t Miss Your Future

Are you living in the past? If there’s something from your past that you are holding on to, there’s a great chance you haven’t attached yourself to something new in your present or toward your future.

A Second Adam to the Fight…

Many people simply seek to avoid dealing with sin as long as they possibly can. Others attempt to get rid of their sin by cleaning themselves up

How to Diagnose Subtle Legalism

What is legalism? It's not easily detectable, but if you know what to look for, you can usually spot it and root it out. One of the primary symptoms of legalism is becoming irritable and frustrated at God’s grace poured out to others.
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Toxic People Aren’t Your Fault

If you marry a toxic person and show extraordinary love, concern, care and compassion; if you go out of your way to be a model spouse to a toxic person, that toxic person will still most likely turn on you because that’s what toxic people do.

A Remedy for Controlling Personalities (Like Mine)

In an effort to be controlling, we lose control. In an effort to make people better according to our definition of better, we make people feel worse.
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8 Characteristics of ‘The Best Leaders I’ve Known’, According to Incarcerated Men

This list created by incarcerated men, talks about the 8 Characteristics that make up the very best leaders.
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Hounded by Hesed

We may be in despair, debilitated, distressed, distracted or even facing death but nothing can and will separate us from the love of God.

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New Creation Church Buys Mall for $296M—Sans Fundraising

Joseph Prince's New Creation Church in Singapore announced it has purchased the StarVista mall for $296 million. The church's main location sits within the mall, and when church leadership heard the mall was for sale, they deemed the purchase to be in the best interest of the church.

New Podcasts

John Mark Comer: Hurry Is the Greatest Enemy to Spiritual Life

John Mark Comer believes, "You can’t live a spiritual life and a life of hurry.” A pastor himself, John Mark shares with us why the main job of today's pastors is being able to help their congregations slow down.