To the Pastor Considering an Extramarital Affair

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This is a guest post by my friend Dr. Jennifer Degler. Jennifer pulls no punches. But, she’s a difference maker in the Kingdom. I’m thankful for her influence.

Dear Pastor,

If you are a pastor considering or engaging in an affair, may I offer you points to ponder from a [...] Continue Reading…

A Quick Thought on Planning Organizational Charts for Churches

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Here is a quick thought when planning your organizational charts — especially for churches
Staff for needs. Don’t staff for structure.
I’ve seen this in so many organizations, but probably especially in the church.

We naturally assume that if a position comes open we have to fill it with the same title [...] Continue Reading…

4 Suggestions for Managing the Highs and Lows of Ministry

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Pastoring can be an emotional roller coaster at times.

You have a great Sunday and then the critics seem to come out on Monday morning. (Or Sunday walking out of church.)

You have your week planned and numerous crises happen in the same week — and your “day off” is spent [...] Continue Reading…

3 Ways to Guarantee Success – By Dr. John Maxwell

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Thanks to University of Kentucky girl’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell for bringing Dr. John Maxwell to our church last night. Coach Mitchell is starting a foundation to give back to the community of Lexington and this was one of the first events.

I’ve heard John Maxwell several times and read [...] Continue Reading…

7 Commandments of Leadership

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Commandments: A divine rule. A rule to be observed strictly.
The 7 Commandments of Leadership:
Thou shalt protect thy character. Who are you when no one is looking? Is who you claim to be who you really are? In my experience, true character is eventually revealed in leadership. Every time. When [...] Continue Reading…

A Personal Opinion About Investing in the Community

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This is an opinion post. For that matter — this is an opinion blog.

And, I have an opinion.
I think pastors should support their community.
When I was in business I supported the businesses in my community.

I shopped local — and small, independently owned business — whenever possible. I bought cars [...] Continue Reading…

Want More Joy in the Journey? — Throw Away the Scripts

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Are the routines and details of your life getting you down?

Is the direction of your life not turning out as you planned?

Are you stressing so much about things that are happening — out of your control — that you can’t enjoy the good things already in your [...] Continue Reading…

Great Organizations Empower People to Think

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Several years ago I had problems with my cable service. I made numerous phone calls and several trips to the company; all in an attempt to correct the problem while politely obeying what I was told to do. I realize my community reputation is on the line and so [...] Continue Reading…