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Three Ways to Grow in the Right Direction

You are growing whether you want to or not. It’s the way the universe works. Living things grow. Growing things change. Healthy things change in the right direction. If you do nothing, you’ll [...]

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The Healthy Leader

This past week another mega church pastor was let go from the church he started. It’s heartbreaking and scary. It’s easy to cast stones or offer unhelpful thoughts on situations like this one. [...]

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4 Ways To Invest In The Gifts God Has Given You

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outlier he points out that… It takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at anything! It doesn’t matter whether it’s athletics or academics. According to Gladwell, [...]

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10 Books Church Leaders Should Read!

Contributor: Rob Shepherd Full disclosure, I hate reading. I’d rather watch the movie over the book any day of the week. I don’t read to relax. I don’t read because I enjoy it. I read because I [...]

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3 PRACTICAL WAYS TO HAVE DEEP RELATIONSHIPS IN MINISTRY

This past week I visited a friend on her death bed. I was in the room when she took her last breath. She loves Jesus so we are excited for her. At the same time the loss is difficult on us. The [...]

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Three Ideas To Keep Your Spiritual Vitality

Being a pastor is difficult. Often the position of pastor is not paid well, undertrained, and over stressed. It’s no wonder that 80% of pastors believe their pastoral ministry has negatively [...]

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A Pastor’s Insecurity

Insecure leaders are incredibly difficult to follow. An insecure leader…   Operates out of fear. Has a difficult time celebrating others success. Often compares himself or herself to others. [...]

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Overcoming the attendance rollercoaster: 5 BIG DAY ideas!

Do you know the Sundays in which you will have low attendance? It’s an interesting thing to track. For a lot of churches when a pastor knows the attendance is going to be low he goes on vacation [...]

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Why Nobody is Applying Your Sermons

I’ll never forget how defeated I felt when I had just finished a sermon series on healthy relationships. The final sermon in the series was on Matthew 18 and how Jesus wants us to handle [...]

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Three Ideas to Make Being On a Church Staff Easier

It can be so frustrating to be on a church staff. The pay is often not great, the hours can be long, and because we work with people — we are prone to suffer some emotional wounds. If you are [...]