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5 Attributes to Grow Leadership Influence

They are the attributes that connect the human heart to another heart. They draw people closer to the leader, and thereby, closer to the vision. Here are 5 attributes that grow leadership influence.
workaholism

7 Things My Workaholism Says About Me

These truths of workaholism have pushed me to re-think the structure of my life, and perhaps they will challenge you as well.
strength in weakness

5 Ways You and the People in Your Church Grow Strength Through Weakness

God gives us strength through weakness. He uses seasons of weakness to pry our hands off things that are not Him. Here are 5 ways we grow strength through weakness.
sex dreams

What Should Christians Do About Sex Dreams?

What do you do when you're having sex dreams (and not about your spouse), but can’t seem to do anything to stop them? Here's what John Piper has to say.
forgetting what is behind

Forgetting What Is Behind?

Are you forgetting what is behind? If you are plagued by the tendency to look back in wrong ways or be always glancing over your shoulder at sin, smarten up the pace, look up to Christ - His gaze was always right!
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Trust the Bible Above Your Experience

Remember that our experience no matter how great and no matter how sure we are about them can be wrong. We must trust in the Bible. The Word of God however cannot and will never be wrong and we must resolve to read it more, trust it more, and most importantly to obey it more.
New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Church

New Year Resolutions for You and Your Church

But what would a set of New Year resolutions look like for you and your church, your role as a leader, or simply as someone who wants to live a life of strategic Kingdom investment? And specifically, what if they came from the Bible?
12 Keys to a More Powerful Prayer Life

12 Keys to a More Powerful Prayer Life

Do you want to develop a more powerful prayer life? An old saint shared with me 12 prayer principles from the life of Jesus Christ, and it made a huge difference in my personal prayer time.
7 Characteristics of Pastoral Leaders Who Don't Give Up Easily

7 Characteristics of Long-Term Pastors Who Don’t Give Up Easily

Long-term pastors have no question of their original call to that ministry. They can usually describe it in vivid terms because it was—and is still—so real to them. Until God just as clearly releases them from that calling, they’re invested where they are.
First-Time Guest Gifts: 26 Lessons From 33 Churches

First-Time Guest Gifts: 26 Lessons From 33 Churches

When people visit your church for the first time, how do you welcome them effectively?
4 Important Lessons From Marathon Runners About Your New Year Goals

4 Important Lessons From Marathon Runners About Your New Year Goals

Setting goals can be very helpful because they force conversations about what is going to be important to you in the coming year. And if you set goals wisely, you develop plans for reaching those new year goals and those plans can help you be more disciplined and focused.
12 Leadership Quotes and Lessons From Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

12 Leadership Quotes and Lessons From Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Tonight, I attended 9th and final (we think) episode of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.  I have some strong opinions about the film and found 12 leadership quotes and lessons from Star Wars movie #9.
Man Up, Men!

Man Up, Christian Men!

It's time to man up, Christian men! These brothers have reacted reprehensibly to recent books by sisters in Christ who have the courage to raise questions about the biblical integrity of particular conceptions of manhood and womanhood.
Aging church

7 Practices to Help Keep Your Aging Church Young

All churches become chronologically older every year, but why does an aging church remain young, vital, and more spiritually fruitful than others?
better pastor

6 Lessons From John 10 That Will Make You a Better Pastor

In John 10 we are shown how Jesus was a shepherd-leader who selflessly laid down his life to protect and nurture the sheep. We as pastors are called to do the same.
Developing A Culture of Women Discipling Women

Developing A Culture of Women Discipling Women

In our low-commitment, low-expectations world, let us invest deeply in others. We will never be ashamed of the investments we made for the sake of God’s kingdom.
live with purpose

How to Write a Life Plan for the New Year

I believe that it's important to live with purpose, so as we head into a new year, I want to help you write a life plan.
Paul's ministry

Poured Out, Not Burned Out

In a time where more and more pastors are experiencing burnout, what can we learn from Paul's ministry about work-life balance? #Bible #apostlePaul
pastoral review

How to Evaluate Your Pastor

An annual pastoral review is a helpful way to help pastors remain energized and effective in their ministries.
Church Methods Don't Matter—Until We Do Them Wrong

Church Methods Don’t Matter—Until We Do Them Wrong

What will change the world is a praying church. A loving church. A worshiping church. An outward-reaching church. A Jesus-centric church. And yes, church methods do matter.
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