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10 Things Church Visitors Never Want to Hear

Wondering how to welcome church visitors? There are 10 things guests never want to hear, so why not help our church folks learn NOT to say them?
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Pastors and Pay: A How-To Guide for Negotiating Your Salary

It seems awfully unspiritual to talk about the pastor salary, especially during the candidating process. But our rejection of greediness does not constitute a vow of poverty. Here are a few thoughts, especially if you’re considering a pastoral transition.
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Top 5 Most Misused Bible Verses

There are quite a few misused Bible verses out there. When people apply scripture in the wrong context, it’s like trying to fight with the butt of the weapon instead of the blade. It’s just not effective.
3 Ways to Keep Your Sheep From Being Stolen

3 Ways to Keep Your Sheep From Being Stolen

People are mobile in today's world: Some churches grow and some decline. But what's really going on?
12 Bits of Easter Foolishness We Should Avoid This Year

12 Bits of Easter Foolishness We Should Avoid This Year

For reasons I don’t quite understand, some churches will forego the usual service on Easter Sunday and give the choir the entire hour for their program.
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How to Preach a Crisp, Clear Gospel Message

"For me, it all starts by communicating 10 words," says Larry Moyer.
20 Points on Leading Millennials

20 Points on Leading Millennials

Brad Lomenick: "They want to be held accountable by those who are living it out. Measure them and give them constant feedback."
Top 20 Blogs Every Christian Leader Should Read

Top 20 Blogs Every Christian Leader Should Read

Brian Dodd shares his list of the top 20 blogs Christian leaders should read in 2012.
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Pastor, You Are More Vulnerable to Sexual Temptation Than You Think

We all need to flee from sexual immorality. But there are 5 unique aspects of ministry that make it more vulnerable to opening the door to sexual temptation.
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How to Be a More Productive Pastor

But the most important limited asset we must steward is our time.
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Why We All Should Care More About Speaking in Tongues

The subject of speaking in tongues is perhaps one of the most misunderstood and controversial topics found in the Bible. It is not my intent to settle everything here, but to point to what every Christian should embrace.
Great Ways to Give People Hope

10 Great Ways to Give People Hope

We need all 10 emotions in our “bag of hope” if we’re going to be effective.
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10 Ministry Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started

Brady Boyd: "No matter how hard I try, I will always be tempted to measure my success by attendance numbers."
4 Popular—and Dangerous—Preaching Myth

4 Popular—and Dangerous—Preaching Myths

What you think about your preaching while preparing your message might be just as important as the words you say when you deliver it.
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8 Things Pastors Should Do on Facebook

Don’t just post the good stuff that’s going on in your life. It’s OK to express sadness, anger and frustration.
Urgent Times to Confront Sin

3 Urgent Times to Confront Sin in Your Church

God tends to show up in churches where there is repentance, grace and spiritual health.
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7 Impractical (but Priceless) Leadership Principles

Ron Edmondson: "If you want to be a great leader, find ways to avoid practicality."
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Shawn Lovejoy: Why I Resigned From Being "Lead" Pastor

"After much prayer and reflection, I have made a private decision I need to make public here today."
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Why a Healthy Sex Life (if You’re Married) Makes You a Better Leader

Have you ever correlated having a healthy sex life with strong leadership skills? Although having a good sex life may not turn you into a superhuman leader, here are five ways it can improve your leadership.

13 Signs People Are Excited to Attend Your Church

"Nothing creates excitement and expectation like continually focusing everything on the One who is worthy of all this excitement, Jesus."
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The Fight for National Bible Week (and Christmas Trees)

Legislators in Wisconsin are trying to revive National Bible Week, which debuted in 1941 just as the United States entered World War II.

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Mark DeYmaz: Tithing Is Not Enough If Churches Want to Survive

Are you struggling with church funding? Mark DeYmaz says, “In this day and age, the church, like most families, is going to require multiple streams of income for funding going forward.” But what does that mean?