• Maybe your church needs a worship design specialist?

    Maybe your church needs a worship design specialist?

    Kim Miller is one of those volunteers churches love. "My family landed at Ginghamsburg Church (in Ohio) nearly 20 years ago to 'hide and heal' following a rough patch in another ministry setting," …
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  • Seven reasons why prayer may not be answered

    Seven reasons why prayer may not be answered

    I get a little impatient with super-spiritual saints who leave the impression that they have a deeper grasp of prayer than most. Such folks teach that if other believers just understood God's Word …
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  • Q&A with Jenni Catron - Author of Clout

    Q&A with Jenni Catron - Author of Clout

    I recently read the book Clout by Jenni Catron on a road trip. I caught up with Jenni and asked her questions about the book and why she wrote it. Here is the interview: Greg: Why did you write Clout …
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  • 3 types of pastors who might want this “dirty little secret”

    3 types of pastors who might want this “dirty little secret”

    Review: "Innovation's Dirty Little Secret," why serial innovators succeed where others fail, by Larry Osborne from Zondervan You don't have to be overly observant to realize that churches essentially …
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  • Unlocking the Five Motivations for Work in Your Ministry Leadership

    Unlocking the Five Motivations for Work in Your Ministry Leadership

    We all have motivations that get us out of bed in the morning. And, we all have a wide array of forces that impact our sense of identity as it relates to work. I have found it helpful to identify …
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  • Fame! Pastors aren’t going to live forever--and should act like it

    Fame! Pastors aren’t going to live forever--and should act like it

    I grew up in a congregation of about 1,000 members, at its highest point, and for that denomination it was a "mega" church of its day and faith group. True, that was in the 1970s, light years away …
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  • 4 reasons why your pastor’s name shouldn’t be your church’s brand

    4 reasons why your pastor’s name shouldn’t be your church’s brand

    In your life as an Evangelical, you will probably encounter churches that are called "Something or Other United," and churches that are identified largely with their well-known pastors. Definition: …
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  • Real leaders apologize

    Real leaders apologize

    For some leaders, apologies seem to reluctantly emerge—if they come at all. Perhaps they think that a mea culpa will seem like an indication of weakness. Perhaps the leader's ego is too fragile …
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  • How do you pray for an elderly saint?

    How do you pray for an elderly saint?

    About six weeks ago, I learned that a good friend, Wayne Smith, was hospitalized in Lexington and was not doing well. Wayne, who had just turned 85, had served for more than 40 years as the minister …
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  • Being honest with ourselves is scary sometimes

    Being honest with ourselves is scary sometimes

    On a recent business trip to Germany I did something I am not completely proud of. As a means of both confession and absolution, I'm using this post to come clean. I was in a Berlin hotel atrium with …
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  • What if Jesus Really Meant What he Said?

    What if Jesus Really Meant What he Said?

    I've been reading "Extreme Devotion" which is a daily devotional of stories of ancient and modern day believers who sacrificed everything for Christ, issued by The Voice of the Martyrs (Thomas Nelson)…
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  • 7 Killer Lessons from Derwin Gray's School of Ministry Vision Casting

    7 Killer Lessons from Derwin Gray's School of Ministry Vision Casting

    I have the privilege of spending lots of time thinking about, reading about and listening to others talk about vision. Rarely do I find so much packed into one learning experience as I did with …
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  • The Purpose-Driven Author

    The Purpose-Driven Author

    Anyone following publishing in recent years knows that traditional ink-on-paper formats have suffered amid the whipsawing effect of the Internet, e-books and electronic devices. This means it is …
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  • Intervention: A Preemptive Leadership Conversation

    Intervention: A Preemptive Leadership Conversation

    About two years ago my family and I went to dinner with a key family in my church. The objective of the dinner (besides fellowship and strengthening our relationship) was to have an intervention. I …
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  • Eight common money questions pastors ask

    Eight common money questions pastors ask

    Because my background lends itself to such interaction, I have informally counseled hundreds of ministers about financial matters. In addition to a business degree with a double major in finance and …
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  • Soak your shield before battle

    Soak your shield before battle

    Leadership Principle #49: Plan your responses to disasters and crime before they happen. "In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of …
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  • Albert Mohler: Super hero, super commentator

    Albert Mohler: Super hero, super commentator

    Americans love their super heroes. When I was a kid listening to the floor model Philco we had in the late 1940s, my super heroes were The Green Hornet and The Whisperer. (We got television in 1952 …
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  • Why study Bible prophecy?

    Why study Bible prophecy?

    In late December my wife and I flew to Florida so we could enjoy some time with my son, Rusty, and his family. Rusty is the minister of the New Day Christian Church in Port Charlotte, about 90 …
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  • 3 nasty habits of really nice church people

    3 nasty habits of really nice church people

    For the most part, church people certainly qualify for the title, "nice," but sometimes they do really inappropriate things. I personally have never been guilty of any of these faux pas, but maybe …
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  • Want to get fleeced?--go to church. Part 2

    Want to get fleeced?--go to church. Part 2

    Why churches – large and small -- need financial controls Former church secretary indicted for embezzlement, fraudPONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) (Feb. 3)-- The former secretary of the First Baptist …
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'I don't like my church,' says the pastor

Pastor Danny Chambers came home one Sunday and said, "I don't like my church. I wouldn't attend my church." His wife said, "You need to define what a winning church looks like to you."
 

 
A six-step strategy for disciple-making

Maturing the believers in your church is the ultimate goal of the Great Commission. (Aubrey Malphurs at a consultant training session hosted by the Society for Church Consulting)
 

 
Ten tactics from Proverbs to help you manage conflict

This rapid-fire list of concepts and verses will arm you with things to do when conflict takes root in your church. (Tom Harper at Church Central Turnaround 20/20)
 

 
Elmer Towns: The next big church turnaround method

"Life groups are changing today's church." (From Church Central's Turnaround 20/20 summit in 2012)
 

 
John Maxwell launches a prayer meeting

When he was a pastor in San Diego, Maxwell went against the wishes of his board and started a new prayer ministry that helped the church grow. Here's how he did it. (Elmer Towns at Church Central Turnaround 20/20)
 

 
Do some churches do more harm than good?

When a church doesn't make disciples, its value to the Kingdom is questionable. (Aubrey Malphurs leading a training session for the Society for Church Consulting.)
 

 
How weaknesses help leaders win spiritual battles
Chuck Lawless, Dan Reeves and John Ewart talk about the power of brokenness in fighting Satan in a church turnaround situation. We all have weaknesses that the enemy is very aware of, and when we direct our fear toward God rather than him, we …
 
Bandero Road Church's 7 'how we live together' statements

Will Mancini discusses how this church defines what a disciple should look like in their congregation. (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20)

 
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