Words Aren’t Enough

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Words

Impossible People who haven’t been trapped in an addiction or ingrained sin pattern do not understand its strength. Years of denial, …
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You Are Not The Message; You Are Simply The Messenger

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heaven&earth.proclaim

John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’” John …
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3 Keys to Great Hospitality

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Hospitality

I recently spent a few hours in a Starbucks in a large town far away from home doing some work for church and enjoying an exquisite Eggnog …
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How to Burn Out, Stress Out, and Water Down Your Ministry in 7 Easy Steps

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Burnout

In my early days in ministry I was full of excitement and passion. It seemed that my energy was boundless as I worked as a youth pastor, …
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Preaching a Sermon for the Umpteenth Time: The Temptation to “Phone It In”

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Wineskins

A football player's head is not in the game and he's just going through the motion. The narrator says he is phoning it in. The stage …
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Missions: The Unseen Arab Revolution

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Christians and Muslims

Some revolutions play out for all the world to see. Others unfold behind the scenes. Both types of change are rippling through the Arab …
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Four Keys to Creating a Thriving Organizational Culture

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hand.seedling

Leaders can harm or heal. Whether you’re a pastor, parent, coach, or CEO, creating organizational cultures where people thrive, rather …
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8 Leadership Lessons I Learned from Working in a Coffee Shop

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coffee

While I was in grad school, I worked in a coffee shop. I often enjoyed an expired pastry and a hot cup of coffee as my meal. Go ahead…judge …
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Be a More Balanced Church

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Purpose Driven Church

Remember the old V-8 commercials where someone who wasn’t taking in a balanced diet would be leaning to one side? That’s what I think of as …
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Four Key Ideas For Your Offering Time This Weekend

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Budget

Quick tell me your plan for the offering this weekend.  If you are like most church leaders you have not given the offering a thought. …
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