Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Fruit of Anger Is Almost Always Rotten

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If you’ve been a Christian for a long time, you’ve probably heard two distinct ideas about anger. The first is that anger is sinful...

Leaders As Control Freaks

A control freak refers to a person who must be in control of all things and people. This is the micromanager who nitpicks about...

3 Ingredients for Successful Pastoral Transition

Succession has always been certain, but COVID-19 has put it in focus like never before. There’s an old saying among many Catholics: “The only sick...

Why an Interim Leader Is Your Only Choice

When people typically think of an interim pastor, they think of someone who is filling a temporary role until the position is filled by...

Leading Is About People’s Lives

A sad trend I’ve seen in leadership is the focus on self. Leadership has, for a time, become more about the leader than the people. And leadership...

5 Powerful Things That Show Your Life Is Blessed

What is “blessing?”  Is it fame, cars, kids, and houses? Why is it that some people have all of that and can’t say they are...

The Ultimate Plan for Communicating Better

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Angie and I talk to a lot of couples about marriage, and one of the most common problems we encounter is the communication conundrum....

Use Your Setback for Your Comeback

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Setbacks… Something you hate to experience. Something that tells you that you’re not good enough. That you should just go home. When you experience a setback,...

Succession Readiness: Why Your Succession Plan Matters Now More Than Ever

One feeling unites all pastors after 2020: exhaustion. A year full of polarizing events, a global pandemic that shifted so much of how churches...

6 Mistakes Search Committees Make When Looking for a Senior Pastor

We are often asked to help churches and pastor search committees find a Senior Pastor after a hire that turned out badly or when they are...
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Pastor, Make Peace with Lowliness

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Every church planter expects to begin from a place of lowliness. But rare is the church planter who makes peace with lowliness. I’m not talking about...

The “measure Up Mentality” In Today’s Church

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I’ve served in full-time ministry for over 38 years in churches in many places in the U.S.: the south, the southwest, the far west...

Becoming a Disciplined Leader

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As a leader, you have a certain set of standard for those you lead. Those standards basically revolve around your followers being disciplined. My question...