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May 18, 2017

3 Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Church Staff

May 18, 2017

If there is one thing none of us wants to be called it’s a micromanager. We hate being micromanaged and can’t stand the idea of being identified as one. And yet, because we care deeply about the work that we’ve been called to do, most of us are at least somewhat guilty of micromanaging. I […]

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May 11, 2017

3 Mistakes Churches Should Avoid when Launching a Second Campus

May 11, 2017

Is it just me or does it seem like every other church is launching a new campus? Sometimes it even seems like churches decide on a multi-site strategy because everyone else is doing it. I find it so interesting that the multi-site model of church has become a prominent strategy. On paper, it just doesn’t […]

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May 4, 2017

How We Created a Discipleship Strategy at our Church

May 4, 2017

Every church is different. We have different worship styles, staff configurations, values, and preaching styles. This diversity of expression is a beautiful thing. However, there’s one thing that should be consistent in all of our churches. Discipleship. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of […]

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April 27, 2017

How Church Workers Can Resist Becoming Bitter and Jaded

April 27, 2017

Can we be real? There’s something I’ve noticed in church world, and I bet you have too. There are a lot of pastors and church workers out there who are jaded and even bitter. Maybe it has to do with constantly carrying people’s problems. Perhaps it happens when we experience the inner workings of the […]

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April 20, 2017

3 Mistakes Churches Make When Hiring

April 20, 2017

For many churches, spring is the season when we start a new budget year. Of course, this brings the headache of putting together a new budget proposal but it’s also the time of year when we hire new staff. Some of us breathed a sigh of relief just reading the words “new staff.” Sometimes, adding […]

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April 13, 2017

Why Your Church’s Bathroom Matters

April 13, 2017

When it comes to church, what’s more important? Bathroom cleanliness or worship leaders? Landscaping or children’s ministries? Parking lots or sermons? Coffee or the pastor? The answers to all these questions is: Duh! Obviously, our pastor is more important than the coffee and the quality and relevance of the sermon is way more important than […]

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April 6, 2017

3 Steps to Generating Honest Feedback from Church Staff and Attenders

April 6, 2017

A few years ago, our senior leadership sensed that something was a bit off with our staff team. Turnover was high. Morale seemed to be low and talented, young staff members kept leaving. Thankfully, our leaders did the smartest thing they could do. They asked “why?”. Great leaders, in any context, ask why. They ask […]

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March 30, 2017

Four Habits that Make Me a Better Ministry Leader

March 30, 2017

Pressure. That’s the word that captures what it’s like to be a leader. So many people are counting on us to know what to do, how to solve that, what to say, where to go, and how to navigate the challenges of life and ministry. Our people want answers. At a foundational level, leadership is […]

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March 23, 2017

My Two Biggest Mistakes in Ministry

March 23, 2017

Have you ever done anything dumb? Specifically, have you ever made any mistakes in ministry? I have. More than I’d like to admit. And yet, these failures have taught me more than my successes. Pain teaches. I believe that all of us, who serve as ministry leaders would be much better off if we talked […]

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March 16, 2017

Our Church’s 3 Strategies for Constantly Improving

March 16, 2017

This past weekend, I had an interesting conversation with an attender from our church after one of our services. I happened to be hosting the service, which in our context means welcoming the congregation, praying, leading the offering, sharing announcements and wrapping things up after the sermon. After the service concluded, he approached me and […]

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