Time Management For Church Leaders: The Big Three

Most pastors, worship leaders, student ministry leaders and other church ministry staff are in charge of their own time.  This can be both good and bad. The scale can tip either way – all work and no play or too … Continued

Ministry Is About People

I recently read about a famous exchange from the former Southwest Airlines CEO, legendary Herb Kelleher. Kelleher asked a friend who had recently started a company, “So, how’s it going?”. The friend groaned, “Herb, I’m spending 99.9 percent of all … Continued

Nine Ways to Begin Your Sunday Message

I preach at our church about half the time. It’s always a joy to share with the congregation. I recently picked up an old book called Speaking With A Purpose by Author Koch. There are tons of practical tips and … Continued

Being Left “Holding The Rock” (One tip to balance church work and home life)

This past week and weekend was hectic. Long days, lots of details. Forty eight invigorating hours of ministry work between Thursday evening and Sunday evening. Even when I was home, I was mentally distracted. Once the schedule came to a … Continued

Never Get Tired Of Telling Your Church These Seven Things

There was a phrase that struck a chord with me from Philippians 3:1 this morning: Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard … Continued

How “Lead Measures” Can Help Every Pastor

Pastors lead lots of paid staff and volunteers all while in the whirlwind of ministry. The intentional development and growth of ministry staff and leaders can become a burden. It’s a very pastoral thing to raise up leaders within your organization, … Continued

Every Church Is A Challenge

I often hear pastors talk about the challenge of this church or that church.  Some churches even get a reputation for being a big challenge. Some church leaders feel like they are constantly being sent to churches that are a … Continued

Is Your Church In A Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset?

I haven’t read through the whole thing, but what I read of Mindset by Carol Dweck has been really interesting.  The point behind her theory is that some people are wired to accept a challenge for the sake of learning. These … Continued

God Still Uses Summer Camps

When I listen to testimonies from faithful Christians, I almost always hear them mention at least two things: The first thing is a place.  Most often students take big steps of faith when they are at a special event. I’ve … Continued

24 Ideas For Providing Unexpected Happiness

On our birthday, we might expect to get a little gift. But when it’s out of the blue and nothing seems to prompt the kindness, it really makes an impact. A gift or gesture given can make a huge impact … Continued

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