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Posted: November 22, 2016 | Categories: , , , , ,

Do You Have a Leadership Pipeline to Nowhere?

“Leadership Pipeline” remains a popular buzzword in business and ministry, and for good reason.  We do need to be developing leaders at all levels of our organizations.  Active, growing, thriving organization cultivate leaders in order to fill new positions, replace leaders due to attrition and for succession planning. Churches in particular have a need for...
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Posted: July 27, 2016 | Categories: , , ,

5 Myths About Leadership Accountability

Churches without leadership accountability have a one-way ticket to organizational implosion. This isn’t an overstatement. It’s the truth. When pastors in leadership lack effective accountability, eventually the ministry will fail. This doesn’t always mean a moral failure. But it could mean gross mismanagement, high staff and volunteer turnover, high member attrition, or fiscal insolvency. Let’s...
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Posted: May 11, 2016 | Categories: , , , , ,

9 Reasons People Are Not Coming To Your Church

“Why aren’t more people coming to worship with my church?” To some extent, I think every pastor and servant leader in the church has asked this question at one time or another. It is natural. You want to make a greater impact. But everyone experiences a lull at some point. Sometimes they last longer than...
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Posted: April 16, 2016 | Categories: , ,

10 Signs You Are on the Fast Track to Burnout

I was sitting with an old seminary classmate recently, listening to a typical litany of “pastoral struggles”—the staff member who probably shouldn’t have been hired in the first place, the disgruntled board member with an agenda, church growth pains, the humbling adventure of raising PKs, etc… My friend has faithfully shepherded the same church for...
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Posted: March 30, 2016 | Categories: , , , ,

Why Churches Are Too Busy And 5 Ways Church Leaders Can Respond

Your busyness diminishes your productivity. When your church does everything, it usually ends up doing few things well. When you get involved in everything or focus on too many things at once, you end up accomplishing less of what you wanted to do. You begin to see that your church lacks clarity which damages the first...
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Posted: December 20, 2015 | Categories: ,

4 Keys of Forgiveness

Most, if not all, of us have been wronged at some point in our lives. Whether it’s being hurt as a child, disappointed as an adolescent, or wronged as an adult. Perhaps a boyfriend or girlfriend dumped you as a teenager. Or you’ve been wrongfully accused of something you didn’t do. The scenarios are endless,...
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Posted: December 10, 2015 | Categories: , , ,

8 Ways Healthy Churches are Killing the Church to Save the Church

So many people fight for the survival of their church at all costs. I’m sure most mean well, but what’s wrong with killing the church to save the church? I should probably explain…as many will undoubtedly voice concern about why we should save the church. But what many churches are doing is killing the church...
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