Good Leaders Are Good Listeners: Four Ways to Improve

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Good leaders are good listeners. If you want to be effective in ministry, you’ll need to be a good listener first. Probably the …
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Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul

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Guest column by Jennie Allen Surrender “God, we will do anything. Anything.” Zac and I climbed into bed on a completely …
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Book: Six-Word Lessons to Discover Missional Living

Discover Missional Living

Every Christian is sent by Jesus to "be Jesus" to everyone everywhere. Missional Living is all about aligning your heart with Jesus' …
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Greatest Leadership Influence: Six MORE Lessons of Fatherhood

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In 12 lessons of fatherhood, I covered lessons one through six in last week's blog post. They were: Lesson 1: Children are precious …
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Creating Environments of Worship

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We are all affected by our surroundings in one way or another.  It either has a positive affect on us or a negative affect on us.  To help …
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TECH: An Even Faster Internet & Its Impact on Churches

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Amidst all the technology changes happening in 2012 -- from Windows 8 to the new iPhone this fall -- the biggest one is happening more …
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4-Questions that Define your True Mission

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What are you REALLY trying to do? What is your true mission…  "Your true Mission – is what Motivates you" What moves you? What gets …
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3 Keys to Effectively Working Within the “Constraints” of Ministry


A few weeks ago, I ran across a blog post from author and marketing strategist, Chris Brogan entitled “Constraints.” In the post, Chris …
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Reading List: Turn the Ship Around


Several weeks ago I stumbled upon an article on Fast Company’s site about David Marquet’s book Turn the Ship Around!: How to Create …
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Poll: Churchgoers Struggle in Sharing Their Faith

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Guest column by Jon D. Wilke NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- When it comes to discipleship, those who regularly attend church struggle with …
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