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13 Signs A Pastor Is Surrounded By Great Leaders Or Not

John Maxwell teaches The Law Of The Inner Circle which says, “Those closest to the leader determine the success of the leader.”  So the question begs, what type of leaders should pastors surround themselves with? As a member of INJOY Stewardship Solutions, I wrestle with this question daily because of my regular dealings with church […]

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12 Steps To Leaving A Godly Legacy To The Next Generation

A legacy is not a resume or list of accomplishments.  A legacy is the imprint you leave on the future.  As a result, we all have a legacy.  And we will leave our legacy either by default or design. On Sunday, April 26th, I will be teaching 12 Steps To Leaving A Godly Legacy To The […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of April 20th

Are you doing the very best you can?  Seriously, is it your best?  Are you giving God your best?  How about your family?  Your church?  Your kids?  Your relationships?  The stakes are too high to give anything but your absolute best. This week’s top posts will help you get better in every area of your […]

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“I Don’t Go To Church But I Want To Be A Better Parent, Have A Happy Marriage, & Get Help With My Finances.”

“I Don’t Go To Church But I Want To Be A Better Parent.” “I Don’t Go To Church But I Want To Raise Good Kids.” “I Don’t Go To Church But I Want A Happy Marriage.” “I Don’t Go To Church But I Need Help With My Finances.” “I Don’t Go To Church But I […]

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5 Things Pastors Can Learn About Church Growth From McDonald’s

One thing I have learned about pastors of growing churches is they are deeply passionate about the subject of church growth.  These pastors know growth does not happen by accident.  They work long hours, pray relentlessly, make hard decisions, take risks, go to countless conferences, read book after book, preach with everything they have got, […]

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14 Practices Of A Leader People Will Follow

No one wants to be a leader who no one will follow.  Leaders want to make a difference in the world and lives of others.  Leaders want to build teams.  The best leaders long deeply for authentic, lasting relationships.  Leaders want to take the journey with others. So the question begs, how do you become […]

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The Coming Worship Wars: “The DJs Are Coming! The DJs Are Coming!”

I remember the worship wars of the late 90s like it was yesterday.  Our church started a “contemporary service” in our gymnasium.  “Shout To The Lord” was the most popular song.  Four guitars, six praise singers, a drum set, keyboard, black canvas backdrop and two ficus trees were what was on stage.  And when our […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of April 13th

Persistence.  Resilience.  Continual Improvement.  Reaching and Exceeding Your Potential.  Honoring God with EVERY Aspect of Your Life.  Pressing Forward.  Christian leaders know these terms well.  They are mantras which we live by. If these terms resonate with you, you will enjoy this week’s top posts.  These posts will make you, and everyone you influence, better […]

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Live Blog From Catalyst West: 18 Leadership Quotes and Lessons From Andy Stanley

In an effort to add value to pastors and church leaders, I am live blogging portions of today’s Catalyst West Coast on behalf of INJOY Stewardship Solutions. This morning’s final session included an interview with the incomparable Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor of North Point Community Church.  Andy is one of the world’s greatest communicators of leadership […]

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5 Branding Secrets From The Fastest Growing Church In America

Jesus Christ does not need a PR firm.  He does not need our help.  As individuals, we do not need to conform God to an image we are comfortable with.  We need to be conformed into His image.  However, church leaders need to be very concerned about how their church is perceived by their community. […]

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