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10 Thank Yous to My Pastor’s Wife

I’ve also said this before—I have the perfect pastor’s wife. Younger pastor’s wives, if you want to learn how to do it, I’d submit my wife as an example.
Senior Saints Ministry

4 Reasons Every Church Needs Senior Saints Ministry – And IN Ministry

Sometimes senior saints question their usefulness in the church as they age. That’s unfortunate because they’re an essential part of the body of Christ. Here are four reasons every local church needs them.
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Technology in Church – 4 Key Considerations

Yes, I want to use technology in church but I also want to heed some cautions that wise men and women have articulated.
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I Work Alone – Really? Does Leadership Have To Be Lonely?

In preparing for a meeting among pastors, a friend of mine asked me to reflect on the meaning of friendship for a church leader. Friendship matters. "I work alone" might be OK in a movie, but it's a terrible idea in the ministry.
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45 Wedding Reception Ideas for a Christian Marriage

You have an opportunity to honor God and shine the light of Jesus in your reception--just as you did in your wedding.
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13 Habits That Torch Pastors With Burnout Like You Every Day

Do you find yourself experiencing pastor burnout? Allow me to share 13 lessons I have learned from those who have been in exactly this situation.
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Why We Need a Savior: Ruth’s “Weakness” Is Greater Than Samson’s Strength

“In those days Israel had no king; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” And what was “right in their eyes” was patently horrific. It seemed so appealing at the beginning, to define God how they wanted him to be. But it turned out to be hell on earth--that's why we need a savior.
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What Your Pastor Needs From You (From a Pastor)

After troubling news of another ministry leader succumbing to the pressure of his job, this letter from pastor Neil seems particularly pertinent.
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The 7 Deadly Sins of Guest Preaching

Stay away from these deadly sins and have your next guest preaching opportunity go better than you ever imagined!
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13 Christian Dad Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Christian Dad Life

These Christian dad memes perfectly sum up this crazy Christian life with kids. Let's be real: Christian fathers don't always get the accolades they deserve.
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Patriotism and the Church: Is It Too Much to Ask Churches to Be Careful?

Let's talk about patriotism and the church. I want to challenge us towards a greater understanding of God’s kingdom in times of national celebration.
Race and the Church

Race and the Church Podcast Series: Listen. Be Informed. Lead.

In our podcast series, "Race and the Church," we take on a difficult, complex topic and explore how the church can lead the way in pursuing true racial reconciliation and solidarity.
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7 Warning Signs You May Be a Controlling Leader

I regularly talk to young leaders through my blog, and many of them feel they are working for a controlling leader. Here are the three results of controlling leadership.
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Tim Keller: 3 Questions Fake Christians Can’t Answer

There are several questions that fake Christians won't be able to answer. According to Tim Keller, these are questions that focus on hallmarks of a growing relationship with God.
8 Signs Your Church Is Actually Reaching Unchurched People

8 Signs Your Church Is Actually Reaching Unchurched People

Find out the eight signs your church is reaching unchurched people. #unchurched #outreach #Churchoutreach #evangelism #churchgrowth
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Finding a Way Out of ‘The Cave’

I had heard about the cave and even talked to those who had experienced it, but I had never been near the cave. I didn't think I'd ever find myself inside of it, let alone become a long-term resident within its confines.
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5 Ways to Ruin a Sermon

I love good preaching and great preachers! And I can tell you that even popular preachers have some bad habits in common. I’ve heard many good preachers ruin a sermon with lame preaching.
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Why NOT Getting Hired, Promoted or Recognized Is a Sign of God’s Blessing

Embracing obscurity doesn't sound like the most exciting way to live. But what if sometimes the only way for God to truly bless us is to place us in total obscurity for a season?
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6 Church 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.
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Vision: The Crucial Difference Between Managing and Leading

Some people have dreams, but not vision. There is a difference. A vision is a pragmatic dream. A vision is a dream that can be implemented. It’s specific. Nothing becomes dynamic until it becomes specific.
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