4 Reasons Every Pastor Needs a Good Pastor Friend

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Every pastor needs at least one good pastor friend.

I’m thankful to serve and have served in churches with a good number of staff members I consider not only co-laborers, but friends. It’s a blessing to do ministry with people you actually enjoy being with each week. But, I […] Continue Reading…

7 Suggestions for the First 7 Years of Marriage

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I’ve written previously about the first seven years of marriage. We don’t know why necessarily — I have some theories — but the years between 6 and 8 of marriage are often the most difficult. It seems so many marriages fail in the 7th year.

It makes sense then that […] Continue Reading…

8 Questions about Church Revitalization

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I recently was interviewed by someone who is considering church revitalization for his next ministry assignment. My answers are not formalized — it was a casual conversation — but I figured someone else might have the same questions.

There were 8 questions — I was sure there would be 7 […] Continue Reading…

7 Reasons I Hate Email Criticism and Encourage You Not to Use It

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I have grown to hate email criticism.
Is hate too strong a word?

I don’t think so.

I hate email criticism.

I was talking to a young and new leader recently  he had received a scathing email from someone  it was one of his first. And it was a doozy. Hard hitting. No […] Continue Reading…

Join Me at the World Leaders Conference

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I have been invited to blog at the World Leaders Conference next month and I am pumped for the opportunity.
Join me! 
This is unlike any other conference I have been a part of in the past. This conference attracts church leaders and business leaders — alike. And, it’s all about […] Continue Reading…