Leading from the Lion's Den
  • How should the church respond to liberal religious views?

    How should the church respond to liberal religious views?

    A few months ago, the Louisville Courier-Journal published an informative article on religious trends in America. The newspaper's religion editor reported on the findings of a recent survey by the …
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  • 7 Simple Things You Can Do to Start the New Year Off Right

    7 Simple Things You Can Do to Start the New Year Off Right

    2014 is coming upon us. Most people make new year resolutions like joining a gym, going on a diet, etc. I'd like to share 7 simple things you can do to get your new year started off right. Go on some …
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  • The 2nd rule of motivation

    The 2nd rule of motivation

    Good leaders know behaviors flow naturally and effortlessly out of one's character. There is a Law of Cause and Effect that is uniformly embedded throughout creation. Jesus spotlighted it when he …
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  • 3 exercises your church should do in the new year...or else!

    3 exercises your church should do in the new year...or else!

    Will you be among the churches that start the New Year wisely? Few are willing to do the work, but few can afford not to! These 3 exercises can change the trajectory of any vitally aware church, but …
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  • 4 Keys to Creating an Irresistible Church in 2014

    4 Keys to Creating an Irresistible Church in 2014

    Let me preface what I'm about to write by saying that basic and foundational things like prayer, discipleship and evangelism (having an externally-focused church as I've stated before) are all a …
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  • Most Doing Just Does, So Focus on Doing That Multiplies

    Most Doing Just Does, So Focus on Doing That Multiplies

    This blog title would suck if it was written to the general public. The general public doesn't even know what this blog title means. This title is for you: The leader. You are a ministry leader. You …
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  • The first rule of motivation

    The first rule of motivation

    Have you ever asked yourself, "Why in the world did I do that?" Everyone, at one time or another has regretted something they said or did. A friend recently confided, "Sometimes it seems as if I am …
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  • Pastors and Christmas gifts

    Pastors and Christmas gifts

    I am always grateful when pastors and church members share topics of interest to them. Those suggestions tend to be viewed by more readers than mine. One reader recently indicated his curiosity—…
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  • A Service of Lessons and Carols

    A Service of Lessons and Carols

    I'm starting a Christmas theme this week and throwing resources your way. I've got a great resource for you pastors and worship leaders. I compiled a Lessons and Carols service that you can use with …
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  • Seven reasons why adultery is just plain stupid

    Seven reasons why adultery is just plain stupid

    As we near the end of 2013, it is worth reflecting on the careers of two prominent political leaders whose careers came to an abrupt conclusion this year. All because they couldn't discipline their …
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  • Have you given your presence?

    Have you given your presence?

    This time of year we often recognize staff and key volunteer leaders with gifts, as well as holiday gatherings. But one gift costs you nothing except your time: the gift of your presence. Those you …
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  • Make big decisions using strategic foolishness

    Make big decisions using strategic foolishness

    Leadership Principle #46: Because our decisions are marred by subjectivity, and we can't know all the facts, we shouldn't be afraid of looking foolish by following gut instinct."Instead, God has …
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  • Only God: A Pastor's Confession

    Only God: A Pastor's Confession

    God did something amazing in my heart recently (but it's not about me). God did something amazing in our church (but it's not about us). I could share stories and testimonies with you all day (and …
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  • 3 ways Nelson Mandela was not messianic, but then again…

    3 ways Nelson Mandela was not messianic, but then again…

    In the midst of thousands of celebrations all over the world for the man, Mandela, it might be important to relate three quick, simple examples he demonstrated that could help us to be more …
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  • Due process: Six core components for resolving church conflict

    Due process: Six core components for resolving church conflict

    "The way I test myself," explained the pastor-turned-life-coach, "is how I feel deep inside when I see one of them. If I want to walk up and say 'hello,' I know I am healed. But if I want to run and …
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  • 20 Great Questions to Evaluate a Church or Ministry Event

    20 Great Questions to Evaluate a Church or Ministry Event

    I met scores of state and association leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention this week. We had over 30 states working on their vision in the next 2 years. One leader that impressed me is Robert …
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  • The top 7 regrets of pastors

    The top 7 regrets of pastors

    Last year I interviewed more than 20 pastors who had been in ministry for at least 25 years. All of these men were over 55 years old. While a few of them were retired, most were still active in …
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  • Oh Be Careful Little Eyes What You See

    Oh Be Careful Little Eyes What You See

    Let me say up front that I'm not a true "gamer." I play video games with my kids, but I have friends that stay up until 2 or 3 am playing games and are true gamers – that's not me. With that …
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  • 6 reasons why some “takeover” pastors trash their predecessors

    6 reasons why some “takeover” pastors trash their predecessors

    If you hang around a church long enough, you will see several iterations of leadership. Sometimes the transitions between leaders are smooth and generous, but, other times, there is a major and often …
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  • I need to grow up! (and I'm almost 70)

    I need to grow up! (and I'm almost 70)

    This past summer, I had two very humbling experiences. Both reminded me of my spiritual immaturity. The first came from listening to the testimonies of a group of ministers from central India when my …
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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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