Category: Leadership

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5 Strategies to Help Your Church Grow

Almost every day church leaders ask me what they can do to help their churches grow. Some are church planters who have been able to gather 75 people, but have not yet reached sustainability and others are existing church pastors

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How Criticism Can Poison You

Criticism stings. It can ruin your day and cripple you with discouragement. This discouragement is often escalated by “Critic’s Math.” I was first introduced to this term when reading John Acuff’s fantastic book Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average

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What to do when People Leave your Church

People in America leave churches regularly. But for the leaders of these churches, it often stings when people leave. We take it personally. We feel rejected. We don’t separate well. Relationships are broken. But does it have to be this

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How 5 minutes Can Save your Life

Leaving 5 minutes early just might save both your life and your relationships. I drive a lot. I drive my teenage kids to school, drive all four of my kids to various activities, drive to appointments daily and drive my

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How to Handle an Emotional Crash

Are you headed toward an emotional or physical crash? As a spiritual leader you spend your weeks preparing sermons, interacting with people, organizing ministry, trying to figure out which staff to hire, training leaders and overall bearing other people’s burdens. All

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