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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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June 1, 2017

4 Ideas for More Engaging Church Staff Meetings

June 1, 2017

What is the one thing that church employees complain about the most? Meetings. Credit: The Office That’s right. People hate meetings. Why? Because they are boring and keep us from getting our work done. You know what? Let’s get rid of meetings! Down with all meetings! Ok, that probably won’t work. Actually, the truth is […]

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May 25, 2017

Two Factors that are Killing Your Church’s Growth

May 25, 2017

Here’s a question: Why is it that some churches grow and others don’t? In many cases, growing churches and stagnant churches look almost identical from the outside. Similar buildings. Similar worship style. Similar budgets. Similar locations. So what’s the difference? Why is it that some grow and others don’t? Something that I’ve noticed through interacting […]

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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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