Category: Personal Development

How a Family Plan Could Change Everything

Today’s guest post is by Barry Rager. I have had the privilege of coaching Barry for the past 2 years. Barry is a Church Planter and Pastor at New Circle Church in inner-city Indianapolis. After a rough few months as

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Why You Should Stop Answering Your Critics

Over the past ten years, I have learned a powerful life-changing leadership lesson. Here it is: Often, a person just needs to be heard. When a person comes to you and tells you that you are wrong, shares his point

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How to Avoid Lame Date Nights

Intentional time together is essential to a healthy marriage. Because marriage is both life’s most valuable and most difficult relationship, prioritizing quantity AND quality time is critical. Daily life works against intentional time, and you have to fight for it.

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What to Do when you get a Critical Email

Opening up an email that is nasty or critical feels like a punch in the stomach. We have all likely experienced a critical email. Many of us have gotten dozens of them. Over the years, I have learned several principles

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Three Things Every Lead Pastor Must Do

Every lead pastor, regardless of church size, should be devoted to three key priorities weekly. Beyond being committed to mission, relationships, prayer, personal character etc., these three priorities are essential for a lead pastor. These priorities apply to pastors who lead

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