Personal Character

5 Signs of a Mean-Spirited Leader

Do you know any religious bullies?
Do you know any religious bullies? (Stock Free Images)

Dr. Charles Swindoll recently Tweeted a staunch warning to Christian bullies who are giving Believers a bad name.

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Misery: Toxic Fumes for the Lord’s Servant

How do you handle it when you find yourself in misery?
How do you handle it when you find yourself in misery? (Lightstock)

Here are some self-destructive things people in the ministry do to undermine their effectiveness.

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Charisma vs. Character: Which is More Important for Leaders?

Rick Warren
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Hitler, Marx and Mussolini all had charisma. But isn't character much more crucial for a leader?

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4 Big Mistakes That Lead to Ministry Burnout

Burnout can come easily for ministerial leaders.
Burnout can come easily for ministerial leaders. (Stock Free Images)

As a leader, do you let your emotions control the way you act? Here are some reasons why burnout happens so easily.

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3 Ways to Predict Your Maturity Level as a Leader

How would you assess your spiritual maturity as a leader?
How would you assess your spiritual maturity as a leader? (Lightstock)

As a leader, you can gauge how far you've progressed with these tips. But, which one is most important?

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8 Ways Ministerial Leaders’ Convictions Will Be Tested

It takes courage to stick to your convictions through trials and tribulations.
It takes courage to stick to your convictions through trials and tribulations. (iStock photo)

Great leaders own strongly held beliefs. Have your convictions been attacked lately, and how did you handle it?

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Fallen Pastors, Adultery and the Power of a Glass Door

Glass doors
Phil Cooke advises leaders to put glass doors in offices to help prevent adultery. ((Jyri Engestrom/Flickr/Creative Commons))

Phil Cooke says most crises among leaders start on church property. He offers a simple solution that won't cost nearly as much as the cost of making the mistake of a lifetime.

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How a New Minister Can Gain the Trust of the Congregation

How have you gained the trust of your congregation?
How have you gained the trust of your congregation? (Stock Free Images)

Respect and trust from your congregation is something that is earned. Why is that concept difficult for some pastors to grasp?

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10 Reasons Why Ministry Is Not for the Faint of Heart

With all of these realities, do you still want to be a pastor?
With all of these realities, do you still want to be a pastor? (Lightstock)

After understanding these realities, do you believe being a pastor still your thing?

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