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My Experience With a Coach

You may have heard about life coaching. A life coach helps a person to ask the right questions in order to determine a direction for their life. Life coaching is for everybody. Did you...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should go and check out. Out of Step – Darryl Dash Mattresses, Experiences, and Instagramming Your Worship Service – Daniel Im 10 Questions Christians Shouldn’t Ask the...

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Important Tools for Pastors

When it comes to pastoring, some of the most popular resources are in the area of leadership and other practical ministry tools. But I would suggest that pastors, especially those just beginning their ministry,...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. 3 Pillars of Persuasive Public Speaking – Brandon Cox 5 Signs You’re A Lone Ranger Leader (And Can’t Grow A Team) – Carey Nieuwhof...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. 4 Practices for Discipling Kids Who Live Justly – Tony Caldwell Why Most Small Churches Don’t Use (Or Need) An Organizational Chart – Karl...

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Pastors and the B-Word

As a pastor, I try not to use the b-word. Which b-word? Busy. This is a change for me. Years ago, when people would ask how I was doing, I would always respond with...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. 21 Ministry Lessons Learned the Hard Way – Joe McKeever A Closed Heart Can’t Be Led – Dan Rockwell 5 Ways Leaders Can Grow in...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should check out. What You Don’t Know about your Church May Kill You – Charles Stone 8 Reasons Evangelism Programs Often Don’t Work – Chuck Lawless Discerning...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts you should check out. Six Important Church Metrics We Often Ignore – Thom Rainer Ever-Increasing Agility In A Changing Environment – Tim Gocha 10 Ways Creating Connects People to God...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. Is (Healthy) Cross-Gendered Ministry Even Possible? – Seth Richardson Remember, What God Starts, He Finishes – Rick Warren What Do I Do First? –...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. When Your Dad Isn’t Perfect (and No Earthly Father Is) – Joe McKeever Why Humility Delivers More Results Than Arrogance – Dan Rockwell Four...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. 9 Mistakes Leaders Make – Chuck Lawless The Very Personal Power of the Holy Spirit – Daniel Henderson Routines, Busyness, and Change – Thom...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. How To Minister In The Midst of Hardship – Jennifer Winge If you knew… – Bill Finch 3 False Sources of Confidence in Ministry...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. 4 Steps To Start Moving From Teaching A Crowd To Equipping The Saints – Karl Vaters Let’s Not Complicate Leadership – Ron Edmondson What...

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Pastors and Counselling

I have heard a number of pastors talk about how much time they spend doing counselling and it is significant. Do you want to know how much counselling I do? None. The reason for...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. Things I Learned from Buying and Selling a Cool Car – Marty Duren How Did We End Up with So Many Meetings? – Rishawn...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should check out. One-on-One with Matt Perman on ‘How to Get Unstuck’ – Ed Stetzer The 1 Thing Pastors Do That Puts Congregations to Sleep – Joe...

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Churches and Mother’s Day

How should churches respond to Mother’s Day in terms of the worship service? Some churches have a specific Mother’s Day sermon each year. Some give gifts to all the moms and really design the...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should check out. Resolving Conflict: 5 ways to prepare your heart – Charles Stone Why Your Church Members Don’t Pray Much – Chuck Lawless The Strange Burden...

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Life Together

I have enjoyed the writing of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for some time. I have read his Cost of Discipleship and Ethics. Now I have finally had a chance to read his Life Together. It is...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Can You Explain the Gospel in 3 Words? – Russell Moore A Six-Part Checklist for Churches: How to Select Mission Partners – Sam...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Go and check them out. Overcoming Scarcity Thinking in Post-Christian Mission (A Lesson from Gandalf) – Mandy Smith How to Experience a Breakthrough...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that are worth checking out. 20 Truths from Leading Major Change in Your Ministry – Ed Stetzer Five Principles of Encouragement From a Seven Sentence Email – Dan Rockwell...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. Go and take a look. Preaching with Notes: Yes or No? – Chuck Lawless 10 Real Reasons Pastors Quit Too Soon – Tim Peters...

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Resurrecting Religion – Review

“Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship.” How many times have you seen this statement? You may have said it yourself. The problem is that when we look at traditional definitions of...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. How Will You Lead at the Next Level? – Tony Morgan 10 Things To Consider As Your Church Grows – Vanderbloemen Search Group Unparalleled Love...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should go check out. How to make Guests Feel Uncomfortable at your Church – Paul Alexander Does Attracting A Crowd Make Discipleship Harder? – Karl Vaters 4...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should go and check out. Five Key Steps to Reach and Retain Guests – Thom Rainer Haunted by the Mission – Chris Hefner A Recipe for Self-Renewal...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should go and check out. Discipling Stay-at-Home Moms – Daniel Im Ministry Without the Gospel – Darryl Dash 4 Common Leadership Traits in Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos,...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should go and check out. 3 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor Longer – Sarah Robins A Faithful Life – Bill Finch 5 Signs Your Church Isn’t...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that are worth checking out. Leading A Church Through Difficult Times: A Lesson From “The Most Bombed Hotel In The World” – Karl Vaders 4 Reasons Every Pastor Needs...

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The Trust Protocol – Review

In over twenty years of pastoral ministry, I have discovered that the most important currency in leadership is trust. If you don’t have the people’s trust, you can not do anything. To make things...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that are worth checking out. Five Common Reasons Church Leaders Stop Leading – Thom Rainer 8 Insights from the Coaching World for Pastors – Chris Hefner Prevent Fear from...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Go and check them out. 9 Steps to Rebrand Your Church – Brian Jones Church Discipline (Jude 1:17-25) – Darryl Dash 3 Small...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should check out. 3 Things to Keep In Mind When Church Planting In The City – Chelsea Tyson The Path to Growth – Bill Finch 7 Leadership...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. Go and check them out. 7 Critical Abilities Senior Leaders Must Have – Ron Edmondson Should You Quit? – Russell Moore What Two Simple...

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When Pastors Doubt

I remember as a teenager listening to our minister say during the service that he had one time doubts about Christianity. It really shocked me. Pastors should be giants in the faith, never having...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. What Martin Luther King Jr. Teaches Leaders Today – Chris Williamson The Generation that Must Save Evangelicalism from Its Moral Compromises – Brandon Colbert Why...

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Gospel Fluency Handbook – Review

The gospel should be central to the life of every follower of Jesus. But I find that even evangelicals (that label comes from the Greek for gospel) have trouble explaining what the gospel is....

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should check out. 6 Thoughts on Leading an iGen’er for Parents and Ministry Leaders – Eric Geiger Andy Savage’s Standing Ovation Was Heard Round the World. Because...

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Don’t Be This Leader

There are a number of leadership styles. Some are better than others and some are a matter of taste or personality. But there is one style that I think is always unhealthy and unfortunately...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that are worth checking out. The 5 Essential Practices Of Leaders Who Multiply Leaders – Carey Nieuwhof 12 Brainstorming Ideas that WILL Improve Team Creativity – Charles Stone 10...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Go and check them out. Five Reasons My Family Loves (Really!) Ministry Together – Sam Rainer Pruning! 3 Ministry Areas to Tackle |...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that you should read. What Ebenezer Scrooge Can Teach Us About Generosity – Jeremy Lott Armed Only with Vulnerability: Sean Palmer on the Mission of God – Derek Vreeland...

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that are worth checking out. Research and Thoughts on Billy Graham’s Legacy and Leadership – Eric Geiger I’m an Evangelical Ecumenist? What Does That Even Mean? – Ed Setzer...

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