My Wishlist
March 2, 2017 by

A Pastor’s Wish List

Ministry in today’s culture is more difficult than perhaps at any other time in history. Sure, we’re in no danger of…

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Don't Squander Your Honeymoon
February 23, 2017 by

Don’t Waste Your First Six Months

There are two ways to approach a new calling to a declining church. (1) Start slowly, build relationships, get the lay…

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Leverage Your Training

Disciple More by Leveraging What You’re Already Doing

Every week, thousands of pastors spend hours and hours creating a sermonic masterpiece that will be heard once by fewer than…

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Advertising the Church
February 6, 2017 by

Advertising the Church

We live in a marketing-saturated world. The number of ads you see every single day is up in the thousands now…

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January 18, 2017 by

The Discovery Bible Study Questions Revised

Years ago, I was trained in house church leadership by one of the nation’s top gurus Neil Cole. I took the…

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Don’t Make These Five Leadership Selection Gaffs

The pastor was sharing his frustration about one of his executive team members during a recent consultation. “No matter what I do, Cyndi…

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Christmas Ignorance
December 19, 2016 by

Christmas Ignorance Shouldn’t Surprise Us

There seems to be a lot of ignorance around Christmas … and it’s not just the meaning of Christmas or the…

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Here's Your Sign
December 5, 2016 by

Where’s Your Sign?

I could see the church building from the street. I could even see the parking lot. What I couldn’t see was…

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Stop Church Abuse

Church Abuser

“She’s at it again,” the church secretary sighed. “Yesterday she called me on the phone and laid into me about the…

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