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10 Characteristics Of Effective Church Communications

First Baptist Church of Woodstock, GA is one of my favorite churches.  Led by the incomparable Senior Pastor Dr. Johnny Hunt, this church has transformed the city in which I live.  Today, my wife was given a copy of their past week’s bulletin (shown above).  I was so impressed with it and the impact of […]

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What A Real Life Skydiving Accident Teaches Church Leaders

On August 1, 2009 54-year-old Shirley Dygert went skydiving for the first time.  She was attached to an experienced trainer Dave Hartsock for their descent from 13,500 feet.  In addition to the video above, the following are a few excerpts from Chris Ballard’s extraordinary account of what happened next in the July 29th edition of […]

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Golf Is Dying. So Is Your Church If…

How much is the golf biz struggling? Dick’s Sporting Goods just terminated all their PGA pros in their golf sections — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 22, 2014 As reported in the tweet above, on Tuesday, July 22 Dick’s Sporting Good laid off 500 golf pros.  The company’s overall golf business missed its first-quarter sales plan […]

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12 Practices Of Older Leaders Who Stay Relevant

As a 48-year-old man with gray hair I have to work very hard to stay relevant.  There is a natural tendency to grow tired of the old, faithful things and replace them with what is new, what is shinier.  We get bored and disastisfied quickly and easily.  What may surprise you is this is especially […]

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10 People I Listen To When They Speak On Leadership

There are hundreds of great communicators in today’s world who speak on the subject of leadership.  Everyone has their own preferences as to who and what style they enjoy hearing.  I personally enjoy those who speak in the following fashion: Concise Language – They pack a lot of information into as few a words as […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of July 21st

Successful leaders do not avoid problems.  They proactively engage the issues facing them and find solutions.  If you are having trouble getting up the courage to address your challenges or finding solutions to them, this week’s top posts are for you. The following are The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of July 21st: […]

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The One Thing All Pastors And Church Leaders Need

The following is a guest blog from this site’s friend and partner MAG Bookkeeping.  If your church needs bookkeeping or virtual assistance, there is no one I recommend more.  You can contact this wonderful organization by clicking HERE.  Now, onto The One Thing All Pastors And Church Leaders Need: Sir Humphrey Monmouth was a wealthy merchant […]

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20 Things All Successful Leaders Do

Nowhere in the Bible does God call a leader to an easy task.  All leaders will face challenges.  It is simply unavoidable.  Therefore, developing the skills necessary to deal with and find solutions to challenges are critical to a leader’s success. One of my favorite leaders in any industry is Alabama Crimson Tide head football […]

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8 Practices Of Top Young Leaders

Whether you lead a church, business, non-profit or a sports organization, the enlistment and development of young leaders is critical to your long-term success.  In the July 11th edition of USA Today, writer Bob Nightengale profiles the best outfield in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates. While their talent is rare, what makes the Pirates’ outfield so […]

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10 Things Needed To Serve Churches More Than 10 Years

Last week I had the privilege of attending the National Association Of Church Business Administrators Conference in Orlando.  It marked the 10th time in the last 12 years I have been a part of this annual assembling of church leaders. Working for INJOY Stewardship Solutions, I have gotten to build personal relationships with a large […]

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