• 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&mdash …
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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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  • The Good of Social Media

    The Good of Social Media

    Our world has watched in horror and shock as the Philippines was devastated by a typhoon. All forms of media have been buzzing with up-to-date news coverage and stories of search, rescue, survival …
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  • Internet Battle for Hearts, Minds and Global Redemption

    Internet Battle for Hearts, Minds and Global Redemption

    With the Internet becoming increasingly important for nearly everybody, I'm amazed to hear that so many Christian leaders and ministries are still reluctant to develop full-time online outreach. The …
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  • Use stuff that you can touch and feel when you teach

    Use stuff that you can touch and feel when you teach

    It is clear that many of Jesus' miracles are really acted out parables. A classic example is the calming of the storm. It is not just a story about an historical event. It is a lesson on how Jesus …
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  • I Have So Much to Be Thankful For

    I Have So Much to Be Thankful For

    Let me starting out by saying "Happy Thanksgiving!" and encouraging you to give thanks this holiday season. This will be my last post this week. I'm taking off this afternoon through the weekend to …
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  • Giving thanks: a spiritual experiment

    Giving thanks: a spiritual experiment

    We can shift our relationship with money through practicing gratitude. In church life, a focus on celebration, gratitude and abundance begins with the leader. We can cultivate gratitude daily, and …
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  • Walking with Giants Review

    Walking with Giants Review

    One of the best bits of advice for leaders is to read biographies. The great men and women of history are highly esteemed because of how they lived in their times and places. Memoirs by great …
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  • 4 Kinds of Church Members and How They Relate to Your Church's Mission

    4 Kinds of Church Members and How They Relate to Your Church's Mission

    A helpful way to shepherd your people with relationship to the mission of Jesus is to ask two simple questions: 1) Is the person clear about the vision of your church? 2) Is the person wanting to …
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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)

 
Strategies for becoming multicultural

Blended worship, multigenerational, multilingual. Whatever you do, be fluid, said Jan Paron. "What worked last year may not work this year." (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20)
 

 
How I became the county pastor

You think you're busy? Melissa Pratt tells how she adopted the community and became its chaplain.

 
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