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August 17, 2017

Why Great Church Leaders Do Less

August 17, 2017

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) at a simulcast location in my city. In my opinion, the GLS never disappoints and this year was particularly impactful for me. One of the speakers that really made me think was Juliet Funt, who is the CEO of Whitespace at Work. […]

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August 10, 2017

How to Get Your Church Growing Again

August 10, 2017

From time to time, we all get stuck. Our churches get stuck. We get stuck in our personal lives and we get stuck in leadership. It just happens. It’s normal. Often, stuck doesn’t mean that things are terrible. It just means that things are comfortable. It means we are coasting. I realized a while back […]

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August 3, 2017

3 Ways to Help Students Stay In Church After Graduation

August 3, 2017

A few years ago, my boss asked me a terribly uncomfortable question. He said: “What percentage of our graduated students are plugged into a church?” I had no answer for him. I literally didn’t know. He then gave me the marching orders that would revolutionize the way I approached student ministry: “That’s not good enough! […]

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July 20, 2017

3 Ways Church Leaders Can Avoid Coasting

July 20, 2017

Raise your hand if you’re tired. Yeah me too. What’s the deal with summer time in ministry? I always get tricked by summer. When it’s May, I’m thinking: “I can’t wait until summer because ministry will slow down and I’ll be able to chill and relax.” And then summer comes and I feel even busier […]

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July 13, 2017

3 Ways Church Leaders Can Make Better Decisions

July 13, 2017

I’m currently obsessed with the stories of the Old Testament Kings of Israel. Their stories are fascinating. There’s also a lot to learn from these guys – the good and the bad. Speaking of good and bad, King Solomon was a jumbled up mix of good and bad. On the one hand, he is described […]

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July 6, 2017

The Biggest Threat to being a Great Ministry Leader

July 6, 2017

One of the reasons I love and trust the Bible is that very few of the “heroes” always do it right. In fact, most of the main characters are deeply flawed. I love this. It speaks to the authenticity of the Scriptures. I mean, who in their right mind, if they were trying to create […]

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June 29, 2017

Our Church’s 3 Part Strategy for Growth

June 29, 2017

Here’s something we can all agree on. We all want our churches to grow. Some of us are audacious enough to admit that we want more people coming to our church. We want lots and lots of people to find Jesus! Others of us would say that we don’t care about numbers. We simply want […]

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June 22, 2017

3 Lessons I’ve Learned in Leading a Ministry Team

June 22, 2017

Three big transitions have brought about the greatest growth in my life. The first was my wedding day. I’m coming up on my 15th anniversary this fall and I can’t imagine who I would be without my wife and how our relationship has shaped me. The second was the birth of my first child. Wow, […]

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June 14, 2017

How to Retain and Inspire your Church’s Volunteers

June 14, 2017

Recently, my team embarked on a project. We asked ourselves: “What’s the one thing?” In other words, what’s the one thing that if we focused on it, it could impact everything else in our ministry in a positive way? We wanted to focus. Our desire was greater effectiveness in our ministry. After some research and […]

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June 9, 2017

5 Ways to Grow and Develop your Church Staff

June 9, 2017

There’s one area of my leadership role that always has me feeling a little guilty. I’m guessing you feel the same way about it. It’s leadership development. It is me or does it just feel like there’s never time for this? I have my to-do list and then all the extra work that pops up […]

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