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Whether you're a seasoned preacher and teacher, or an emerging leader who has a secret vow of silence, never stop growing in this area.
No, it won't ever be completely closed, as I said in the beginning, because life happens. But you can move the door from wide-open to just a small crack.
When you feel stuck, unclear, or stressed, take some time to honestly answer these.
One sign is that your leaders are often divided.
The trickiest part is that these tensions are not between a good choice and a bad choice.
Oral Roberts had such a gift to connect with people through media that, while running for president, Richard Nixon called him and asked, "How do you do it?"
A fire was lit in my soul during those days that has never been extinguished, never diminished and has never been watered down.
Solomon thought of this first, though.
Every leader faces it. Only God-centered leaders know the right way to overcome it.
What wrong narratives is your team believing?
You can't gain success overnight, but you can certainly lose it overnight.
I've not met anyone who has all the "answers" to solve the great post-Easter exodus, but I've learned some mistakes we can all avoid.
Mourning should begin with a long look in the mirror.
The celebration of St. Patrick continues to veer from the man's life and purpose.
Put the gold back in your "Golden Years."
These five strategies will go a long way for anyone.
If you don't watch out for these vices, people will avoid your organization like the plague.
One huge issue blocks most leaders from this kind of life—and it's epidemic.
I pray these words give you hope.
The issue may stem from a blind spot, lack of wisdom or maturity or perhaps just lack of good and honest coaching.
To succeed in leadership, you can't fall into this common trap.
Many find tax time a fearful experience. It doesn't have to be that way for you.
Leadership is a challenge, but this is even harder.
For those who are chronically upset and hostile toward their spiritual leaders, I think I know their problem.
These creative suggestions could work for anyone in almost any situation.
There's a reason God hates these habits so much.
Our idealism will inevitably shrink over time, but here are two ideas to help us end up as realists rather than cynics.
Far too few churches provide any support or training for kingdom-focused business leaders.
Some have left the kingdom labor force.
This is one of the hardest parts of leadership.
You need these traits to pass the baton with success.
Countless churches are declining. This is what you can do about it.
I remind myself of the three P's of ministry that need to remain in the right order.
Our priorities teach us a lot about what matters most in our lives.
It makes sense why this large demographic started using it.
Many public speakers and pastors forget these crucial steps.
Sometimes the answer isn't just a simple yes or no.
You don't know it until you experience it, but leadership often brings its own types of pain.
Negative situations are unavoidable in leadership. But you can control this aspect—and it makes all the difference.
We've all been there. But here's the good news.
Every leader needs to face this question. Here's how to know when to call it quits.
Don't fall for the scam many creditors use to try to get more money out of you.
"You first have to know what God's called you to."
At 66, she shows no signs of slowing her ministry.
Angela Kouplen never anticipated a career in the energy business, but her skills have led her into an industry where she can be spiritual salt and light.
Debbie Morris always believed she would marry a pastor, but she never expected to become one.
Good leaders must have confidence. Learn where to place yours.
Truly effective social media campaigns don't end with the originator of the message.