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Created on Friday, 22 August 2014 / Ethics
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, religious systems, pastors, rules, expectations, cultures, false religions, Old Testament, regulations, legalism, prestige, wealth, power, money, stumbling block, kingdom, ...
Every church and/or organization has a corporate culture with norms, rules and expectations that pressure participants to conform. Some cultures are good and some bad. That being said, there are particular ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 / Worship
Tags: Stephen Miller, worship, corporate, new songs, rules, picky, congregations, teach, lyrics, spiritual
Imagine yourself standing in an ornate church building as beautiful music washes over you from the platform. As gorgeous as the songs are, you notice that no one is singing along. It's not because the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 16 June 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: Richard Salazar, mean-spirited, leader, Dr. Chuck Swindoll, Twitter, Christians, death, deceived, ravenous wolves, enemy, kill, steal, destroy, judgmental, genuine-hearted, accuser, rules, regulations, ...
I was astounded when a close friend of mine recently forwarded a Tweet to me sent out by Dr. Chuck Swindoll a few months back that read, "The problem with mean Christians is that not enough people have ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 16 May 2014 / Administration
Tags: Greg Surratt, business, church, body, pastor, quit, retire, declining health, priorities, time, future growth, concrete rules, freedom, paint by numbers
I read an article recently about how to tell when your business needs a new leader. It opens with: "An entrepreneur should know when it is time to move on for the sake of his or her business. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 06 March 2014 / Children
Tags: Dale Hudson, children's ministry, avoid, responsibility, task, not to do, kids, quiet and still, volunteers, gifts, rules, relationship, baptism, events, programs, email, feedback, Jesus, parents, ...
Children’s ministry leaders have a great deal of responsibility, and sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with every little task that needs performing. Here, however, is a list of things for leaders not ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 15 August 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Brad Lomenick, greeting, rules, hug, re-greet, handshake, nicknames, clasp, high five, compliment, deep, complete conversation, customized greeting, standard greeting
Hello. How are you? What’s up? Hey. All of us greet differently. There is no right or wrong. These are a few of my thoughts on greetings that might create a few laughs. Most of these are related to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 16 May 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Success, conflict, resolution, Gina McClain, rules, engagement, in person, text, face to face, listen, accountability
In my past few blogs, I’ve talked about conflict—why people avoid it and why it’s better to lean into it. One thing I’ve learned about working with teams of people: When two or more are gathered, there ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Phil Cooke, rules, communication, gospel, distracted, cluttered, culture
The most successful military generals and athletes ruthlessly study the strategy and tactics of their adversaries. In a similar way, effective pastors and ministry leaders have always studied the enemy. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 / Features
Tags: Cultural engagement, Rules, Rice Broocks, Every Nation, Gospel, Truth, Christians, Surroundings, Jesus, Noah, Flood, Preparation
If you want to learn about engaging the culture, go to New York City, stand in Times Square and simply look around. In fact, try not to look around. The multitude of flashing iconic images representing ... [ +++ ]

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