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Why Everyone Needs a Mentor and How to Find One

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Do you have a mentor, or have you mentored someone? (iStock photo)

There are several reasons even you, as a ministerial leader, needs someone to disciple you. Here are a few.

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What Moses Teaches Us About Mentoring

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Moses (right) and Joshua

Are you involved in a mutually beneficial mentoring/student relationship? What is holding you back?

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Where Does a Struggling Leader Go for Help?

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Where do you go for help when you're struggling? (Lightstock)

Here are seven places where you might find good counseling and simply a sanctuary if you’re having a difficult time with your ministry.

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Joe McKeever: A Minister Should Be Able to Teach

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Joe McKeever

Are you preaching, teaching, or both?

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Make Room for Young Leaders

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Are you empowering younger leaders? (Lightstock)

Find out why older church leaders don’t need to think about retreating or retirement as much as they need to begin empowering younger leaders.

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3 Acceptable Excuses Killing Your Potential

Confident-man-mistakes-smallIt’s easy to tell whether a person is giving an excuse. Whether you’re a teacher, a parent or a leader, we’ve all heard excuses from other people that don’t quite add up.

While determining the validity of someone else’s excuse is fairly black and white, it’s not so easy when it comes to the excuses we give ourselves. Oftentimes we give ourselves a lot more slack with our own excuses. It’s taken me years to realize that the excuses I often find “acceptable” can possibly destroy the influence, leadership potential and personal growth I want to accomplish.

Here are three of the most common acceptable excuses I’ve found myself giving over the past few years. But I have recently realized the danger of using them:

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