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8 Principles in Seeking Spiritual Accountability

If you want accountability, you’ve got to take that responsibility on yourself.

3 Reasons I Preach With a Table

I wanted to invite others to join me for a proverbial warm beverage and heartfelt conversation. With those things in mind, I decided that I would preach with a table and chair ongoing.

How to Maximize Team Commitment

There are many things that will try to interfere with team commitment: frustration, boredom, weariness, doubt, opportunities, distractions, and the like.

Every Good Leader Has a Leadership Vocabulary – Do You?

The best leaders I know are always learning.Part of my growth as a leader has been developing of a leadership vocabulary.

How in the World Do You Change the Established Culture?

You've heard it said that "culture eats strategy for lunch?" That's especially true in churches.

How Can We — Should We — Motivate Bible Reading ?

Whatever else goes into the mix of a personal devotional life, being exposed to the Scriptures is a critical ingredient.

How to Receive Criticism and Respond With Grace

Randy Alcorn: "I love this advice from Scott Sauls about how to receive criticism and respond with grace. There’s a lot of wisdom here."

Comparison Is the Thief of Joy ? No, It’s Worse . . .

What of comparison is WORSE than the thief of joy?

8 Dangerous Pastors Who Will Destroy Your Church

You’re on your church’s pastor search committee? Good for you. It’s a difficult task, one that can make or break your church for a long time to come. But this can be one of the finest services you render for the Lord and His church, especially if you help your church avoid dangerous pastors.

R.C. Sproul – We All Struggle to Read the Bible

R.C. Sproul - Once you understand the basic framework, you are much better equipped to overcome the struggle to read the Bible.

Francis Chan: What Is the Key to Unity in the Church?

Unity in the church is important. But so is not compromising the truth. Francis Chan wants to know: How do Christians pursue unity without compromising the essential doctrines of the faith?

10 Insights on How to Recover From Burnout

Twelve years after my burnout, I have never felt better, never felt more alive, and never been more productive in my life. There is recovery from burnout!

6 Traits of a Biblically Faithful Preacher

God has called preachers to be faithful rather than successful, so how can we be sure we are staying true to the call?

Endurance: How to Make the Long Run of Leadership

Endurance is a quality consistently found among great leaders. It is a sister to resilience, as the ability to “bounce back from a setback.” Endurance is the ability to just keep going regardless of the obstacles and pressure.

My 7 Worst Pastoring Mistakes – Joe McKeever

Thom Rainer talked about seven pastoring mistakes he had made in his ministry. Give him credit, he admitted that if he wrote about all the mistakes he’d made in the Lord’s work, “it would have to be a multi-volume series!”

7 Kinds of People You Can’t Afford to Keep

The people you are most afraid of losing are the people you most need to lose. Truthfully, you can’t afford to keep them.

4 Mentoring Pitfalls Every Leader Must Know

When we are mentoring someone, there are areas of our leadership that the enemy would like to capitalize on to bring us – and the person we are mentoring – down.

What Does It Mean to Call God “Father?”

The first Jewish rabbi to call God “Father” directly was Jesus of Nazareth. It was a radical departure from tradition, and in fact, in every recorded prayer we have from the lips of Jesus save one, He calls God “Father.”

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.

5 Words You Should Ban From Your Church Core Values

A mistake I often see in a list of church core values: many of the items aren’t core values. It’s not that the items are evil or bad, the problem is their list of core values tells you almost nothing about who they are as a church.

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