The Challenge of Leading in an Age of Arrogance

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Head In the Sand

We live in what is commonly referred to as the “Information Age.” Since the 1970s, the use of computers and readily available digital data …
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Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church

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Creature-Word

By Russ Rankin A desire to see churches infused with greater Gospel awareness -- from the pulpit to the parking lot -- prompted Matt …
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Little-known Ways to Diversify Your Network

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diversify

Am I the only one amazed at the number of shared connections in our society today? Perhaps social media is only making me more aware of the …
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Who Should Plant Churches?

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Plant Churches

I had a phone call yesterday with my friend Paul Madson. Paul and I both planted churches in 1990. I was in Castaic, California …
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Free Leadership Lifter: 7 Keys to an Effective Ministry

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7 Keys

In this free resource, Pastor Rick Warren takes us inside the ministry of the apostle Paul to discover seven key principles for greater …
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Announcing Our New Twitter Username: @pastors

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@Pastors

Because a special friend in ministry looked out for us, we've received the special gift of a new Twitter username - @pastors. We promote …
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Small Group Ministry versus Leading a New Kind of Tribe

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Different Kind of Tribe

Traditional small group ministry might seem like a leap ahead of the lecture-based classroom in terms of relationship-building, but the rate …
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Two Conditions for Starting a New Ministry

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Starting a Ministry

One of the challenges of church planting is staying lean. I became a Pastor under a programmatic mindset – offer enough things and more …
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10 Stupid Things Pastors Say

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Stupid

Gotta tell ya, pastors say some of the stupidest things! Now, I am a BIG pastor fan (I am one), but… sometimes in the name of Jesus, church, …
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Your Influence and Visibility Matter

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Light

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put …
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