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Clear Contrasts Between Empowering and Disempowering Leaders
Which are you?
4 Terrible Relationship Transitions Pastors Make
Ministry is all about relationships. If you miss this, you miss everything.
The Secret to Marketing Success—Revealed
Most marketers completely miss this.
Never Waste Your Sermon: 6 Ways to Repurpose Your God-Given Message
Writing blogs is just the tip of the iceberg.
Are You Counting the Costs of Leadership— and Walking in Its Benefits?
It's time for you to move from good to best.
Genuine Intimacy With God Begins and Ends With These 4 Short Words
Are your connections drawing you closer to God or pulling you further away as a leader?
This One Thing Separates Good Leaders From Great Leaders
It's not about your natural talent or ability. It's about a simple decision.
Today Is the Day
A marketing process delivers more results than a marketing tactic.
These 6 Common Attitudes Are Killing Evangelism in the Church
We can show you the disheartening statistics. But a better question is why?
Discovering Jesus' Purpose for You in Your Workplace
God calls people, not just to work in Christian ministry, but to be business leaders, government employees and entrepreneurs.
7 Biblical Steps for Dealing With Harsh Criticism
Almost every leader has encountered this issue. The question is: How does Jesus want you to respond?
Color Adds Life to Your Message
The heart of a message of hope is word selection.
A Crucial Step in Restoring Backslidden Believers to the Body
Pursuing a dropout believer requires a relationship.
Skillfully Leading Your Church Through Adversity
Adversity can hit a church in a wide variety of ways. Prepare yourself and your church with these steps.
Prepare for the Summer Giving Slump
Four tips for planning ahead to counteract this predictable downturn in your church
Do You Know Your Recipe for Success?
There are very few effective shortcuts in marketing.
Remember This Eye-Opening Principle When You're at a Confusing Crossroads
What do you do when you don't know what to do next? Start here.
What Your Social Media Followers Really Want From You
Most people aren't interested in shallow opinions, unformed thoughts or glib motivational quotes. This is what they look for instead.
An Oft-Ignored Way to Avoid Weighing Your Marriage Down With Debt
It's June, the month of wedding bells. Yet many a couple is dragging a load of debt down the aisle with them.
Do Unto Others
Your target audience is waiting for you to put this idea into practice.
4 Practical Ways to Let Jesus Increase in Your Leadership
John's decrease message raises two important questions—one discipleship question and one leadership question.
14 Critical Differences Between a Natural Leader and a Supernatural Leader
Far too many believers in business fail to reach into their unfair advantage to unleash their supernatural leadership potential.
Look Straight Ahead
Think of marketing in terms of decades rather than days.
Future Generations Will Look for These Memorials—Will You Build Them?
There are several ways we can build memorials. Here are a few.
Why Your Church Can Benefit From These 9 Business Principles
Churches are certainly not businesses, but there are several business ideas churches need to learn.
Grace Always Wins
Our hearts have been torn with anguish as we've witnessed their distress and grief. But we fix our eyes on this.
12 Content Marketing Ideas Church Leaders Should Take Advantage Of
Let me make two observations about the relationship between the church and content marketing.
Initiate Your Spiritual Maturity With These 10 Keys to Sound Biblical Interpretation
The prophetic plays an important role.
Navigating the Troubled Waters of Cross-Generational Leadership
Baby Boomers and Millennials alike need to remember these truths.
David's Divine Strategy for Learning God's Will
This is the second step of winning backsliding believers back to Christ.
Collecting Leadership Capital With Your Team
Leadership decisions always incur a cost.
Cultivating Family Resilience That Pushes Your Ministry Forward
Ministry families face five stressors.
How Jesus Dealt With Loneliness in Leadership
Is it possible to be a strong leader and to also develop meaningful relationships with those you are leading?
You'll Want to Include These 6 Details in Your Church Staff Bios
Staff bios help guests—and church members—relate better to those who are charged with the spiritual care of a congregation.
Jesus' Advice for Whittling Down Your Debt Burden
You only get one chance to live your life. Don't let your creditors take it from you.
5 Godly Ways to Respond to a Hurtful Email From a Church Member
The internet has certainly brought us incredible ways to do commerce, to get information and to communicate. But it has an ugly and evil side as well.
The Strange Role Submission Should Play in Your Spirit-Focused Leadership
We don't talk about this topic very often. But it's crucial to our leadership.
Early Warning Signs Your Creativity Is Holding You Back
I'm a big advocate for creativity and creative people. But there are some who take it too far.
Jesus Said You Need This Consistent Habit to Bear Fruit as a Leader
We are told to be productive in the church, in our families, in our vocations and to multiply our resources (or talents). Here's how to do that.
Remember These Scriptural Truths When You Feel Utterly Hopeless
When you feel hopeless, God is enough to restore your faith.
Why David Brainerd Was Such a Success—and How You Can Be Too
The problem with success, defined in conventional terms, is that it's usually a moving target.
Paul's No-Nonsense Strategy for Dealing With Racism in the Church
Paul was deeply troubled by this behavior, twice calling it hypocrisy.
This Is Why Your Congregation Keeps Getting Distracted During Your Sermon
Every time you preach, almost everyone is sitting there with a smartphone in their hands. And that's only the first reason they're distracted.
Mentoring Millennials Into Leadership Starts With These 5 Questions
Stepping into a leadership role for the first time isn't easy. Be encouraged by these tips.
This Spiritual Discipline Gives You Strength to Lead the Broken
"Without strength, we cannot resist the devil."
The Difference Between Your Church's Vision and Your Church's Mission
The answer depends on who you're talking to, to some degree, but here's my take.
Pastor, Give Your Mornings to God
Nothing has ascended my spiritual life and level of leadership more than this allocated time each morning.
Ministering to Your Hurting Loved One
As ministry leaders, we often reach out to the broken. But who pastors the pastor when his or her life is falling apart?
Money-Saving Ideas for Your Summer Vacation
If you're following Proverbs' advice and getting rid of your debt, try these inexpensive yet fun vacation ideas.