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How a Poor Guest Experience Can Affect Your Ministry

“It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.” (NIV). In a small town in Georgia, there was a fresh-faced pastor who was excited [...]

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87% Of What You Learn In Seminary You Never Use…Now What?

According to a recent stat 87% of what you learn in seminary, you will never use. Um…that’s baffling. I personally loved seminary. It taught me a lot about God and theology. Practically speaking [...]

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2019 Preaching Calendar

One of the most difficult thing about writing a sermon is coming up with the series idea. Most pastors write the sermon from week to week so there is a little time for extra creativity. It can [...]

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The First Step To Breaking The 200 Barrier

The average church in America has less than 100 people. According to some research half of all churches in America have 74 people or less. There is nothing wrong with pastoring a small church. [...]

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Lessons The Church Can Learn From Toys “R” Us

Lessons The Church Can Learn From Toys “R” Us Toys “R” Us was a staple for many children’s lives for 61 years. That all changed earlier this month. Toys “R” Us closed the last of their physical [...]

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Quit Church

Have you ever had a thought that you wanted to share with your church, but you were a little nervous? For example when a parent says, “If my kids seemed a little bored with VBS it’s [...]

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3 Healthy Responses To People Leaving

“The people who help you start will not be the people that stay with you.” As a new church planter, that was not what I wanted to hear. In fact, those words stink. Six years ago I [...]

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The Thermostat Ministry…How To Get Ahead Of The Problems Your Church Will Face

We are not fortune tellers. We knew that already, right? But as leaders, we must be able to forecast what is coming. If you wait until you have to make changes, it is often too late. The [...]

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Solomon said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” I’m not sure he had the modern church in mind when he made this statement. As a pastor, you live with the tension of “we [...]

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A First Time Guest Shows Up…Now What?

A pastoral friend of mine recently polled his Facebook followers and asked, “What would turn you off from visiting a church a second time?” It was a fascinating question. The common [...]