• Ready enough

    In leading your staff, volunteers or even your own family - do you spot those who are "ready enough" and challenge them to take the leap of faith?
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"Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests." (Proverbs 14:4, NIV) Do you regularly practice the leadership habit of intentionally and strategically trading problems? Do you know how to …
If you're a ministry veteran, this chapter will come as no surprise to you. If you are a young leader or pastor, please don't skip this chapter. It will save you a lot of grief and late nights tossing and turning. I'm writing this for the very …
To all the youth pastors who wish they could write this post and not lose their job, you are welcome. I love and respect the work youth pastors do. However, I hope to help make their role obsolete during my lifetime. Then, these talented individuals …
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 make a contribution? Imagine that you could answer …
DON'T BE A FUEL! Everyone in ministry knows what it feels like to be an "emotional service station" and few would be willing to admit that there's anything wrong with that role, but there are dangers, real dangers. Here are some ways to avoid a "…
As we age, we often repeat ourselves, but I've been doing this since I was about twenty! Call it a fixation, or whatever you like, but, in the church, certain statements should be incessant. Our church is NOT successful because we have more people …
Heart and Availability Trump Talent and Experience "Dont' be impressed by experience or ability; be impressed with heart and availability." I'll never forget the Sunday that we moved in to our new church auditorium, replete with all the new gear to make the room look and sound great. That's when Mr.…
Less Is More - And Less "Less is not only more; it is, more importantly, less." I've been taken with the idea of "less is more" for some time now. Simplicity can be elegant. Of course, like anything taken to extremes, less can drift into minimalism and risks becoming more …
Twitter & Mobilization "Twitter's most powerful feature is the ability to mobilize people to give, serve and share." Since 2007, I've been finding new ways to leverage the power of Twitter. From reaching large groups of not only people I know, but the people they know, …
On Easter Sunday, I celebrate my two year anniversary as the Campus Pastor at Forest Park Carthage (a multisite church based out of Joplin, MO). For the two years before that, I served as a full-time consultant with churches around the country. I …
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Greatest weakness among church staffs

Malphurs identifies the problem he sees over and over in his church consultations.

 
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