The Remedy For Becoming Complacent With Success

An inwardly focused organization inevitably misses new opportunities and hazards coming from competitors, customers or changes in the culture. John Kotter Once we reach some level of success in our church or ministry, it’s too easy to sit back and … Continued

The Church Was Designed To Be A Volunteer Organization

There is tremendous power in the church. This is especially realized when every member understands the privilege of using their unique gifts and experiences to move the church forward in mission. Church leaders must become great at caring for volunteers … Continued

Three Things To Tell Your Daughter

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You Become Like Your Friends Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” – 1 Cor 15:33 True friends always lift you higher and challenge you to walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord. Lisa Bevere Friendships are … Continued

Three Reasons A Church Should Reach Outward

It’s way too easy for churches to coast. Urgency is a gift. If we’re not moving forward in ministry, we’re moving backward. Reaching outward is part of the mandate for success. Nothing is as devastating as a church that is … Continued

Surgery

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A man was seen fleeing down the hall of the hospital just before his operation.   “What’s the matter?” he was asked. He said, “I heard the nurse say, ‘It’s a very simple operation, don’t worry, I’m sure it will … Continued

New Volunteers Are Fragile

New volunteers need to be nurtured. They need to see clearly what you’re asking them to do, how the work matters, what their time commitments are and how they’re gifts and efforts will affect the overall mission and outcome. Someone … Continued

Parents: Are you cheering for your kids’ first or last name?

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Parents, better than anyone, can see the unique differences between their kids. Born in the same house, attending the same schools, raised by the same parents; yet there is a completely different personality with each child! And two or three … Continued

You’re Not Home Yet

In his book, Fully Alive, Ken Davis tells a story of a weary missionary couple who returned to the USA. After 50 years on the field and the loss of two children to jungle diseases while serving, they descended the gangplank … Continued

Six Differences Between Networking And Building Relationships

  There is a difference between networking and building relationships. I’m sure they each have their place. I’m not sure where this came from, but it was a note I made a while back and thought I would share it … Continued

The Difference Between Guilt And Shame

Guilt and shame are terrible. But there is a slight difference in their meanings. A while back, I read a book called Tattoos On The Heart by Gregory Boyle. In his work with gangs in downtown Los Angeles, he learned to … Continued

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