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4 Questions Christian Leaders Must Answer About Money

Because of Christmas and year-end giving, December is one of the most generous times of the year for Christians.  However, for many it is also a time of great financial stress.  It is my desire for you to have the most joy-filled Christmas as possible and winning with your finances God’s way is a significant […]

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20 Things Pastors, Coaches, and Business Leaders Must Know About Leading Young Leaders

Having young leaders in your church or organization gives you a hope and chance at a productive future.  Young leaders bring energy, enthusiasm and new ideas.  But they must be developed because they do not arrive as finished products. I recently completed the new book The QB: The Making Of Modern Quarterbacks by Bruce Feldman. […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of December 15th

Let me begin by wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!  One of the things I love most about this season is the spirit of generosity which permeates it.  You will see this generous spirit in this week’s Top 10 list. These posts are about people serving others, reaching out, investing in their friends […]

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10 Qualities Of A Person You Should Hire In 2015

For many leaders reading this post, you will be hiring key personnel in 2015.  The question becomes what should you look for?  On December 17th, ESPN.com writer Jeff Legwold examined the Denver Broncos ability to locate top talent in unusual places.  You can read the full article by clicking here.  As I read Legwold’s analysis, […]

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An Early Christmas Present For Leaders: 15 Quotes About Great Leadership

Leaders love quotes.  The capture what we feel intuitively and allow our thoughts to then be multiplied.  In an effort to clean out some of my files here at year-end and also add value to you, the following is An Early Christmas Present For Leaders: 15 Quotes About Great Leadership: Sports Illustrated – December 1st Great […]

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12 Practices Of Highly Effective Churches Who Serve Their Community With Excellence

Is your community glad your church exists?  In the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, GA, local businesses and schools are thrilled Piedmont Church is there.  Led by Ike Reighard, Piedmont is committed to blessing its community and has seamlessly woven itself into the daily fabric of North Atlanta life.  Nowhere was this more apparent than this […]

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16 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Heisman Trophy Winner Marcus Mariota

As expected, Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota won the 2014 Heisman Trophy this evening as college football’s top player.  Marcus represents all that is right about collegiate athletics. The following are 16 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Heisman Trophy Winner Marcus Mariota which also includes other leadership quotes from the show’s broadcast: The quarterback is the […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of December 8th

Ministry can sometimes be ugly.  It can be messy.  Things can go wrong.  Disappointments happen.  Expectations are not met.  People leave churches – both members AND staff. If you are going through a period of struggle with your local church, read the following posts.  They will comfort you because you will be reminded you are […]

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Why Your Founding Members Are Leaving Your Church

The following is the latest guest blog from my friends at MAG Bookkeeping.  If your church has bookkeeping needs in 2015, there is no organization I recommend more than this organization led by Bryan Miles, his wife Shannon and Randy Ongie.  Click HERE or on the image to the left to get more information. Recently, they wrote a great post entitled “Why […]

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11 Practices Of Churches You Are Excited To Take Your Unchurched Friends To

A dark reality exists for many Christians that deep down they don’t talk about at parties.  Many Christians, if they would be totally transparent, are extremely nervous to bring their unchurched friends to their weekend services.  This concern comes from a variety of things.  Lack of excellence, outdated music, rude members and boring sermons are […]

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