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  • All over but the gnashing of teeth for the church

    All over but the gnashing of teeth for the church

    David Savage, writing Feb. 16 for the Los Angeles Times, says that same-sex marriage is moving back to the Supreme Court due to recent lower court rulings. Here is a portion of what he reported: …
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  • What is Break-Thru Clarity in Ministry?

    What is Break-Thru Clarity in Ministry?

    Break-thru clarity is a simple thing that makes a huge impact in your life. It's a powerful thing that will dramatically change your ministry. Most of our days are filled with the daily stuff. And …
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  • The best advice my son ever got

    The best advice my son ever got

    My teenage son and I were enjoying conversation and some hot chocolate at a local coffee shop. It was a special father-son moment as we engaged in transparent dialogue on important topics. A synapse …
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  • Seeing the backs of Christians on gay issues

    Seeing the backs of Christians on gay issues

    Fellow blogger Phil Wood does a good piece on ChurchCentral.com that's titled, "Boy Scout Troops and the openly gay: Should the church flee or fight?" Pastor Wood has great insight on a real issue …
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  • Six thoughts on how great leaders will retire

    Six thoughts on how great leaders will retire

    More than three years have already passed since a watershed point in American history. On January 1, 2011, roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers retired. From then until 2030, approximately 10,000 persons of …
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  • Want to get fleeced?--go to church. Part 1

    Want to get fleeced?--go to church. Part 1

    William Thornton, writing for AL.com (Feb. 6), reports, "ForgetAmerican hustlers or Wall Street wolves-- if you want to take Alabamians' moneyillegally, the most common way is through churches. "That'…
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  • Boy Scout Troops and the openly gay: Should the church flee or fight?

    Boy Scout Troops and the openly gay: Should the church flee or fight?

    Protestants, by nature, tend to be runners. Especially American Protestants. Ever since both the Reformation and the Pilgrims' journey to the new world, our pattern is either to fight then flee or …
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  • When disagreements don't really matter

    When disagreements don't really matter

    Christians bicker and fight over some of the most insignificant issues. Congregations split over the use of instruments and the construction of fellowship halls. There are pre-millennial churches and …
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  • Your best marketing program

    Your best marketing program

    Wizened leaders know that leading God's church requires more than the wisdom of the world. There are some things about the Kingdom of God that have no correlation to the expansion of worldly empires. …
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  • Twenty Years in Ministry: A Reflection

    Twenty Years in Ministry: A Reflection

    I've now been in ministry for 20 years. I started in February of 1994. I started thinking about what I've learned over the years, serving churches of various sizes and types and speaking to and …
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  • Persecuted churches and Christians should mobilize us in 2014

    Persecuted churches and Christians should mobilize us in 2014

    I'm not sure of the timing, but somewhere in the last five years, the persecuted church became a cause for me that I could not shake. The literature on the some 60 nations that do not have religious …
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  • 10 blessings of being old and ugly in the church

    10 blessings of being old and ugly in the church

    I like young people! Their skin looks like it's still in its original blister pack. They can walk up and down stairs without grabbing the railing. They have GREAT teeth! In the modern church they are …
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  • Keeping the church building program a stepping stone and not a stumbling block

    Keeping the church building program a stepping stone and not a stumbling block

    Pastor Mike was the launch pastor of an exploding congregation. What began as an unorganized study grew to over 1,000 under his leadership. During the same time, a large plot was purchased and the …
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  • Ken Ham, the Bible and the Creation vs Evolution Debate

    Ken Ham, the Bible and the Creation vs Evolution Debate

    Last night, like hundreds of thousands of others around the world, I watched the debate between Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis) and Bill Nye (The Science Guy). I remarked on Facebook that I liked Ken …
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  • What Pastors are Saying About the Book Innovating Discipleship

    What Pastors are Saying About the Book Innovating Discipleship

    Innovating Discipleship is the first book I have released since Church Unique. It is a read in one hour kind of book at 85 pages, But my hope is that it will change how you read for a lifetime. I am …
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  • Christian CEOs: Don’t settle for giving money

    Christian CEOs: Don’t settle for giving money

    Leadership Principle #48: The best kind of corporate giving is when it's part of your strategic model and not simply an investment in positive PR. "They asked only that we would remember the poor, …
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  • Seven questions a pastor should ask before saying "yes"

    Seven questions a pastor should ask before saying "yes"

    Imagine that you have been selected as a finalist for consideration as the pastor of a church. Perhaps you are the lone finalist. As such, you have: Answered a plethora of questions. The church has …
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  • Does adultery preclude service in the church?

    Does adultery preclude service in the church?

    Adultery occurs among the clergy because, opines one pastor, of "the feelings of isolation experienced by large-church leaders" or, says another observer (a female), "Christian men are at a higher …
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  • Everyone's job is important to God

    Everyone's job is important to God

    A well-known leader of a parachurch organization was once asked why he decided to leave his secular job and enter ministry. He explained that after graduating from college he had been involved in …
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  • Frustration’s root cause, our expectations

    Frustration’s root cause, our expectations

    "All frustration is the result of an unmet expectation." Consider that statement for a few seconds. Pass it through the filter of your current or past frustrations – big and small. Does it ring …
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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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