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Fallen Pastors, Adultery and the Power of a Glass Door

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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.


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?


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?


Do You Have Spiritual Blind Spots?

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Are you teachable enough to know you have spiritual blind spots? (iStock photo)

Do you have a self-preserving vision of how God should work? Pastor John Burke explains that everyone can be deceived, but there are ways to rebuke it.


Daniel Kolenda: The Surrendered Will

Daniel Kolenda
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God’s process of breaking us is uncomfortable. But find out why it is so crucial that we endure through it all.


Dan Reiland: A Leader’s Identity

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When you are a leader, there are times when you will be questioned and you will be misunderstood. But is your identity and belief in yourself strong enough to withstand those times?


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