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moral failure

What Constitutes “Moral Failure?”

Figuring out when it's time to remove someone from ministry.
church has left the building

The Church Has Left The Building – But WE Are Still the Church!

I miss church. I bet you do too. And I bet that you or someone in your house has said this exact phrase over the past 6 weeks. What exactly does it mean that we are the church?
TEDx Speakers

12 Things TEDx Speakers Do That Preachers Don’t

So I did some research and found the TEDx-talk guidelines for TEDx speakers. Some of the advice was basic—but some of it was unexpected.
advanced planning

4 Advantages of Advanced Planning for Sermons or Teaching Series

Advanced planning not only helped me when I was teaching and preaching, but it also helped other facets of my church.
teamwork

Teamwork – The Cure for Most Bad Decisions

Slower decisions are often better decisions. If you feel the tendency to make a quick decision, (especially in something high-stakes), do yourself a favor and embrace teamwork. Let the team you down.
technological change

One Technological Change Changed Everything for Leaders

After our daughters started going to school, Kaye decided to go back to teaching. She went back to the classroom in the fall of 2015, so the pace of technological change was apparent to her.
Calvinism

Preach the Bible, Not Calvinism

Preach the Bible instead of Calvinism because the Bible’s words are God-breathed, not our theological formulations.
why pastors quit

4 Ways to Keep Your Pastor From Quitting

Wondering why pastors quit? Here are 4 ways to keep your pastor from leaving.
should Christians fear death

Should Christians Fear Death?

I visited a man on his death bed yesterday. I left confused. This man had no relationship with Jesus, no interest in the gospel, yet no fear of death. No fear of death at all? It led me to consider: should Christians fear death?
should pastors tithe

Should Pastors Tithe? Here’s Why Pastors MUST Tithe

Should pastors tithe? Here's the deal. Pastors have to tithe -- they have to. I know many pastors don’t, but you simply have to tithe if you are going to lead a church.
poisons

10 Poisons That Will Kill Any Church

As I think about churches dying, I’m reminded there are certain poisons that are causes of death. I call them poisons because they are deadly, but they are avoidable. The churches that die from them do so by their own hand.
leadership

7 High Standards of Leadership

Leaders are rightfully held to higher standards. That doesn’t mean that leaders are better than anyone else, but we are accountable for our actions because of our influence on people.
Nick Saban

The #1 Thing Nick Saban Learned From Bill Belichick

Nick Saban, Bill Belichick, and the price and responsibility of leadership.
new Christian

10 Things Every New Christian Should Know

So here are the 10 things (not necessarily in any particular order) that I thought my new Christian friend should sink down deep into his heart, head and hands as he travels his first year with Jesus.
God calls

7 Excuses for Not Doing What God Calls Us to Do

When we make excuses to avoid God's calling, there is oftentimes something deeper than disobedience happening.
pastor dresses

Does It Matter How the Preacher Dresses?

"I urge preachers to turn up the dial a notch."
questions

Discover the Ministry of Asking Others Questions

Think about people who make you feel loved. What about them makes you feel this way? Without knowing you (or them), I can almost guarantee that they ask good questions and listen well.
preacher

6 Main Traits of Preacher Eater Churches

A preacher eater church has a series of short-term pastors, and those departing pastors have few positive words to say about them. As my pastor friend noted, “That church will eat you alive.”
god's guidance

Does God’s Guidance Show Us How to Lead?

Does God’s guidance show us how to lead? I believe we can learn a lot about leadership and pastoring by thinking about God’s guidance....
reboot

Reboot Your Church

During the last 15 months, some things did happen. No church just reopened their doors and went right back to the way things were before. Why? Because we need a lot more than a reopening. We need a reboot.
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