Personal Character

What to do About Deadbeat Pastors

Deadbeat pastor
Has your lead pastor become ineffective? What can you do about it? (Lightstock)

Here are some suggestions about what to do about a pastor who has become ineffective and who has let his congregation 'die' around him.

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5 Valuable Pre-Preaching Rituals

Ritual
Do you have any pre-preaching rituals? (Lightstock)

Do you have a specific routine that you follow prior to stepping into the pulpit? What is it?

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Pastoral Secrets Lead to Pastoral Sickness

Pastor secret
Do you harbor any secrets that make you sick inside? (iStock photo)

Are you carrying around a hidden burden? Here's why you should at least tell someone you trust.

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Stop Trying to Be a Super Leader

Are you trying to play the part of 'Super Pastor?'
Are you trying to play the part of 'Super Pastor?' (iStock photo)

Pastors, what are some boundaries you have placed on your time, life and career to protect your health, life and marriage? Is this something you struggle with?

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3 Things That Kill Church Leadership

Defensiveness can kill confidence in your leadership.
Defensiveness can kill confidence in your leadership. (Lightstock)

Leaders are held to a certain standard when it comes to character. Here are some traits that can hurt public confidence in a leader.

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Leadership Transference: Are You Leaving a Lasting Legacy?

Are you leaving a legacy of character and holiness to the next generation?
Are you leaving a legacy of character and holiness to the next generation? (Lightstock)

Internationally known author and speaker Doug Stringer says future leaders need more than simply words. They need to see a revival of character and authenticity and a renewed passion and pursuit for God's presence.

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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
Rick Warren (Facebook)

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

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