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Created on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: Greg Atkinson, super hero, leader, boundaries, life, time, career, health, marriage, excellence, obedience, pastor, unhealthy practice, late nights
I know what you're thinking. What's wrong with excellence and trying my best at leadership? Nothing. We should strive to lead with excellence. What I'm referring to is going to an extreme where we try ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 03 February 2014 / Relationships
Tags: Justin Lathrop, close friends, pastor, ministry, boundaries, relationships, confidant, struggle, sin, spiritual guide, safe, healthy, people, trust, time
One of the most difficult aspects of being a pastor or working in church ministry isn’t talked about much—and that is the difficulty of making close friends. One of the unique things about being in full-time ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 11 October 2013 / Men
Tags: Steve Murrell, men, discipleship, Manila, Nashville, Delta, money, sexual boundaries, wealth, God's will, King David, Samson, work, worship
After decades of building my weekly rhythms around small group discipleship in Manila, the past few years splitting time between Nashville, Manila, and Delta airlines have been quite frustrating regarding ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 29 August 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Justin Lathrop, no, word, ministry, leadership, boundaries, road map, honesty, re-direction, space, projects
The word “no” is a hard word for many people. But I have learned that it is one of the most important words we can learn to say if we want to excel in ministry and leadership. At the same time, hearing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Ed Stetzer, fencepost, flock, protection, Christians, emotional health, role, church, healthy ministry, boundaries, issue-Christians, Grace Church
This is the fourth blog post in a series (intro, Part 1, Part 2) regarding pastors developing healthy boundaries in their ministries. I’m sharing four key points in the process, thinking of them as four ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Phil Cooke, leaders, level, performance, mirror, boundaries, deadlines, guidelines, culture, expectations
Leaders, if you’re frustrated at the level of your team or vendor’s performance, look no further than the mirror. Only in very rare cases will a team perform better than the level of their leader. Why? ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Ed Stetzer, mystery fenceposts, role, church, healthy boundaries, pastor, responsibility, Jesus, problem, solution
In the first post of this series, I began a discussion on the importance of pastors establishing healthy boundaries in ministry. As it’s an area in which I have personally struggled—and one in which I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 25 July 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Ed Stetzer, schedule, burnout, mystery, fencepost, fatigue, ministry, discipline, pastors, leaders, boundaries
We live in a world that is defined by boundaries. Our roads are painted with them, our sports games are designed around them, and our psychologists tell us we need to expand them around that codependent ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 08 July 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Ron Edmondson, pastoring, strong-willed people, expectations, consistency, boundaries, freedom, respect, opinions, individuality
Have you ever tried to lead someone who didn’t want to be led? The same children that were labeled “strong-willed” by their parents often grow up to be strong-willed adults. Perhaps you know one … perhaps ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013 / Youth
Tags: Josh Griffin, youth ministry, pitfalls, staff covenants, boundaries, opposite sex, Saddleback Church, youth workers, overspending, inappropriate relationships, money
I had a chance to get away with some of our youth ministry leadership team recently to process some of the common pitfalls that youth pastors face as they navigate ministry. My mind has hovered around ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Henry Cloud, leadership, skills, brain, neuroscientists, boundaries, leaders
As neuroscientists have shown in recent years, the very best leadership skills are rooted in how people think, in how our brains are constructed and how they operate. Our brains are designed to work in ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 26 November 2012 / Counseling
Tags: Grief, Valley, God, Navigate, Alone, Family, Pain, Boundaries
There is something about the holiday season that amplifies our feelings. When we are having a good year, we see God’s joy and blessing around every corner. But then there are the years of loss. This season, ... [ +++ ]
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