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Greg Surratt: 4 Things I Learned When the Lights Went Out

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If the lights went out during your service, would you still have power in the room? (Mt. Pleasant Church)

If the electricity went off during your church service, would there still be power in the room?


Bill Cosby and 12 Signs of Abusive Leadership

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In relation to the Bill Cosby scandal, Bishop Joseph Mattera examines 12 characteristics of abusive leadership. (Reuters)

There are many signs of abusive leadership, which can relate to leadership in the family, church, business, politics or any organization.


Disaster in the Making: 20 Pieces of Bad Advice for Young Ministers

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What questionable pieces of advice have you been given in the past? (Lightstock)

There are those who believe they are helping when they impart the following to you. But the best advice obviously is to obey the Holy Spirit.


5 Reasons a Pastor’s Sabbatical Blesses Many

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Pastors sometimes need to take a sabbatical to rejuvenate themselves in the Word. (Lightstock)

What would a sabbatical mean for your ministry? Have you ever thought of discussing it with your congregation's leaders?


4 Irreplaceable Tasks of the Senior Pastor

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Senior leaders must expect certain tasks to be thrust upon them. (Lightstock)

The weight of responsibility can be overwhelming at times for senior leaders, but it comes with the position. Here are some things that are simply expected from them.


7 Tensions You Can Expect With Rapid Growth

Power struggles can erupt suddenly in a company or church that has seen rapid growth.
Power struggles can erupt suddenly in a company or church that has seen rapid growth. (iStock photo)

Pastors certainly enjoy the benefits of growth in their churches. But it isn't without its pitfalls.


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