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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: September 6, 2016 | Categories: , , , ,

How Preaching Can Change Lives

Those of us who are regularly teaching and/or preaching in our churches do so to encourage life change on the part of the people who sit under our ministries. And as we are preaching or teaching life changing principles from God’s word, our desire is that these truths become a permanent part of people’s lives. But...
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Posted: August 9, 2016 | Categories: , , , ,

10 Ways to Maximize Fall Church Attendance

Back to school, back to church. Throughout the country, churches of all sizes and denominations often experience a bump in fall church attendance. Congregations inexorably benefit from people wanting to get back into the rhythm of “normal” life after the irratic pace of summertime. Much of the fall church attendance increase is regulars being regular...
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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: 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: April 6, 2016 | Categories: ,

4 Things To Do If You Are A Noob On Church Staff

First days. We’ve all lived them. Sometimes, we’ve just survived them. First days of a new school year. First days in a new town. First days of a new relationship. First days on a new job. Some look forward to first days — embracing the clean slate and fresh opportunities ahead. Others dread the unfamiliar...
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