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September 7, 2017

Surviving Fall Ministry Fatigue

September 7, 2017

I’m not really a car guy. In fact, usually when I attempt to fix something on my car, I usually break something else. This is particularly disappointing because I grew up around cars. As a kid, I watched my dad restore a muscle car. The thing is, I know an awful lot about cars. I […]

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August 31, 2017

Launching your Fall Ministry Season with Momentum

August 31, 2017

Is it just me or are things a little crazy right now? As I walk the halls of our church offices I sense a palpable excitement mixed with a twinge of fear. Fall launch is coming! It’s going to be so awesome! I need more volunteers! When it comes to the launch of the fall […]

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August 24, 2017

3 Ways Churches can set Bigger Goals this Ministry Season

August 24, 2017

The other day, I was out for a morning run. While jogging past a pond in my neighborhood I noticed a duck flapping its wings feverishly like it was stuck in the mud (the only reasons I noticed was because I was practicing white space). And because I actually despise running, I stopped to take […]

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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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