7 Disappointing Reasons People Leave the Church

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One disappointment I have had in ministry is watching people come to church, get excited for a time, then disappear. You spend energy and heart on people, grow to love them and get excited about them, and suddenly they are nowhere to be found.

The biggest disappointment is not [...] Continue Reading…

Here are 7 Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Favorite Bloggers

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Every blogger has a reason for the time they spend blogging. It could be to express their personal thoughts and opinions, invest in others, or even to build an income. For me personally, it’s about building influence — so I can invest in others. I’m not bashful about saying [...] Continue Reading…

12 Indicators You’re NOT an Empowering Leader

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I love all the talk these days about delegation and empowering of leaders. I think it’s critical.

I wrote earlier about leading leaders and not followers (Read that post HERE), so I certainly agree with the trend.

I talk to people in ministry and business frequently, however, who are led by [...] Continue Reading…

How to Motivate a Leader — 7 Suggestions

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Have you ever wondered how to motivate a leader?

It actually may not be as difficult as we make it out to be. Most leader-types share some common traits. They may lead entirely different — they may have different causes and interests — but most leaders are motivated by [...] Continue Reading…

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…