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Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 / Money
Tags: Tony Morgan, money, people, church, attendance, Jesus, sobering data, service, stewardship, coaching, teaching, champion, system, strategies
They may not say it out loud, but I’ve talked with enough pastors through the years to know there are two key numbers they’re interested in: attendance and giving. Attendance matters because it’s one measure ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 26 August 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Thom Ranier, LifeWay, confessions, broken pastor's wife, commenters, encouragement, email, nerve, good pastors, good people, good family people, priorities, spouses, vows, hurting, Timothy
I love the community that has formed on my blog. There are several people who are regular commenters; they have become a part of my blog's family, and I feel like I know them. Some of them come to the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 22 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, casualties, people pleaser, goal, pastors, leaders, satisfaction, tension, team, disloyalty, burnout, frustration, vision, mediocrity
Leadership is hard and every decision a leader makes is subject to opinion—lots of different opinions. Every hard decision a leader makes excites some and upsets others. At the same time, most of us who ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, blindfold, experience, blinding, leadership, learning, danger, knowledge, information, training, position, people builder, investment, legacy
Many times, as leaders, we are blindfolded by the experience we have gained over the years. We assume everyone knows what we know, but we forget what we once didn’t know. I feel what I’m writing is elementary ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Justin Lathrop, introvert, church, people, connecting, insolation, Susan Cain, Adam McHugh, evangelicalism, atmosphere, faith, awareness
Some of you may find this surprising, but I’m an introvert. I first made the confession in this blog post back in 2012. Now, just because I’m an introvert, that doesn’t mean I don’t like connecting with ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 / Vision
Tags: Justin Lathrop, church leadership, slump, discouragement, services, hurting people, exhaustion, envy, encouragement, public praise
Church leadership is difficult (in case you hadn’t already figured that out). Some days it is easy to feel discouraged, to wonder why you work as hard as you do. Especially when you don’t receive the thanks ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 July 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Darren Schalk, Tony Morgan, discipleship, strategy, books, conferences, history, community, outreach, needs, people
Discipleship has become quite the buzzword. Books, conferences and writings abound on the topic. Most churches understand the need for discipleship but many are struggling to create effective discipleship ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 08 July 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Ron Edmondson, pastoring, strong-willed people, expectations, consistency, boundaries, freedom, respect, opinions, individuality
Have you ever tried to lead someone who didn’t want to be led? The same children that were labeled “strong-willed” by their parents often grow up to be strong-willed adults. Perhaps you know one … perhaps ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 / Evangelism
Tags: Billy Graham, Sean Dunn, Groundwire, evangelize, young people, youth crisis, pornography, depression, self-injury, hopelessness, society, religion
In article in a 1972 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, the Rev. Billy Graham was quoted as saying, “The vast majority of American young people are still alienated, uncommitted, and uninvolved. There ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Phil Cooke, leaders, expectations, best, people, humiliation, criticism, ordering, communication
Great leaders expect the best in people, and bad leaders expect the worst. Rinse and repeat. Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of leaders who think leadership means constant criticism, ordering ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Ron Edmondson, pastors, leadership, ministry, failure, church, learning experience, delegation, vision, problems, change, people pleasing
In my talks with pastors and ministry leaders, I hear some repeated themes. One common theme is that they have a story of a failed leadership experience. It might have been their first church or the church ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 14 June 2013 / Uncategorised
Tags: Ron Edmondson, pastors, exciting, Christ, baptism, believer, child, church, note takers, sacrificial givers, visitors, servant hearts, new people
Pastors get to see the best and worst of life it seems, but there are many positives. Obviously, seeing someone become a follower of Christ or baptism of a believer, has to rank as a highlight of the pastor’s ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Artie Davis, growing influence, leaders, Saul, king, anointed, prophet, God, people, Luke
Saul was made king three times! But only after proving himself was he truly embraced as Israel's leader. Here are three things that happened to Saul that helped him grow in influence and be embraced as ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 10 June 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Joe McKeever, hard truths, Christ, church, Body of Christ, people, Jesus, submission, unity, Ephesians, pastors, deacons, congregation
It’s His church and not mine. It’s His church and not yours either. Settle that or nothing else will matter. Get it wrong and everything else you do will be off-kilter. The moment you think it’s your church ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 25 April 2013 / Administration
Tags: Rick Warren, untapped, gold mines, church, sleeping giant, lay people, financial support, evangelicals, Saddleback
Pastor, you’ve got a sleeping giant in your church. If you awake that sleeping giant, it’ll change your church, your community and the world. This sleeping giant in your church is your unengaged lay people. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 22 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, front door, back door, congregation, people, coming, going, pastor, church
Closing the back door is more about keeping the front door wide open. The spirit and atmosphere that makes a church inviting is the same spirit and atmosphere that makes people want to stay. Church leaders ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 April 2013 / Marketplace
Tags: Tony Morgan, blog, unstuck, write, passionate, coaching networks, attack, problems, people
During my coaching networks and ministry health assessments, I frequently spend time checking out church websites. While evaluating the sites, I’ve noticed many pastors and ministry leaders are writing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, Jesus, passion, lost, sacrifices, people, Gospels, New Testament
I believe the most overlooked key to growing a church is this: We must love unbelievers the way Jesus did. Without His passion for the lost, we will be unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to reach ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 25 March 2013 / Administration
Tags: Robert Crosby, empowering, kingdom, leader, impact, people, self-assessment, Paul, teams
Are you choosing to be an empowered leader or an empowering one? The results for each one couldn’t be more opposite—or impacting. A leader whose focus is holding on to power will ultimately cause a ministry ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 18 March 2013 / Calling
Tags: Joey Bonifacio, Miles McPherson, NFL, drugs, abuse, people, Jesus, expose, deception
He achieved All-American honors in football and was drafted into the NFL. He played for the Los Angeles Rams and the San Diego Chargers. But with success, Miles McPherson found himself trapped in drug ... [ +++ ]
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