I Say This In Love…

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“I say this in love…”
You can injure a lot of people with that term.

“I say this in love” has caused a lot of damage over the years.

In marriage…
In church relationships…
In work situations…
In families…

It can be in person or online.

It’s often the start of some of the “best” gossip — […] Continue Reading…

Why We Celebrate High Attendance Numbers

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We are celebrating our Easter number this week. It was a incredible day.

Whenever we talk about celebrating an attendance number, I hear the same questions — why celebrate a number? Do numbers really matter? Isn’t it about glorifying God — whatever the number?

Well, yes, it is about glorifying God […] Continue Reading…

7 Ways to Attract First Chair Leaders to a Second Chair Position

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I was asked a great question recently while visiting with a group of leadership students from a nearby Christian college.

How do you attract (and keep) “first chair” type leaders into a “second chair” position?

These young leaders are ambitious. They are ready to make their mark on society. Most […] Continue Reading…

My Top 7 Goals to Accomplish on Easter Sunday

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Easter. It’s a time of year when churches have an opportunity second only to Christmas in attracting visitors. Hopefully all of God’s churches will be packed Easter Sunday. That’s my prayer.

We’ve had months of praying, planning and preparing. We’ve done all we can do, but God is ultimately […] Continue Reading…

Releasing an Employee for Less Obvious Offenses

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One of the hardest decision a leader makes is to release someone from employment. I’ve only known a few very callous people who weren’t extremely bothered by having to fire someone. Making any kind of employment decision comes with the sobering reality, regardless of what the person did wrong, […] Continue Reading…

10 Reasons David Is Called “A Man After God’s Own Heart”

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Acts 13:22 says, “After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'”

Previously I posted on this truth of David being a man after God’s […] Continue Reading…

7 “BE’s” of Effective Leadership and Management

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One of the chief goals of this blog is to encourage better leadership. In this post, I’m including the term management. I believe the two are different functions, but both are vital to a healthy organization. Whether you lead or manage a large or small organization — or church […] Continue Reading…