3 Areas Pastors Can't Ignore to Lead the Church Effectively leadership

The work of a pastor is part preacher, part theologian, part counselor, part strategist, part administrator, and part leader.

And while you may not enjoy the comparisons of leading a church to organizational leadership, there is one inescapable reality: an organization is “a group of...

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7 Biggest Changes When I Became a Lead Pastor

When I became a lead pastor, one thing became abundantly clear: being a lead pastor is dramatically different from being an associate pastor.

If you would’ve asked me if I believed that was the case prior to the switch, I would have said, of course they are different. But can I be honest?

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Pastors Are QUITTING? Top 10 Reasons They Are Strongly Considering it

According to Barna research, 2 in 5 pastors have strongly considered quitting ministry in the last year which is an increase from the year before. In this video, I break down the top 10 reasons pastors give for considering quitting and the top 7 reasons pastors give for staying. And throughout,...

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How to Write a Sermon That Connects, Step-by-Step

Sermon preparation and sermon writing are intricately connected. And what makes both better is having a plan that brings them together. In this video, I break down my 10-step sermon writing process that will take you from a blank page to a dynamic sermon that deeply connects (all in less time).

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I preached on SEX AND POLITICS - here's what happened preaching

I recently preached on sex and politics. In this video, I share what happened.

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Avoid a Bad Sermon: How to Preach So They'll Actually Listen preaching

When you stand up to preach, you want them to listen. But you’re competing for their attention.

On any given Sunday, the people you preach to are coming with weight on their shoulders and stressors in their heart. They’re in the room, but their minds might be hanging out somewhere...

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5 Journaling Prompts for the Overwhelmed/Discouraged Pastor

How do you keep from going down the spiral of discouragement?

You know what I mean. Something triggers you. An email, a conversation, a text, a leadership meeting, something happens and you feel the slip into discouragement. And if not addressed head on, it can spiral quite quickly to an...

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2022 Top Books for Preachers and Church Leaders

Every year I like to ask other pastors and church leaders about their best book recommendations. What comes from it is a mix of new books and old books. The reasons for their recommendations vary and I always have a few to add into the mix.

So if you're looking for some books to add to your...

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How I Read as a Pastor (2022 Edition)

It's fascinating to see how other people work. Especially other pastors. 

A vitally important area of the work of a pastor is reading.

In fact, if a given pastor's work doesn't include a high volume of reading, their well will eventually run dry.

So, practically speaking, what does it look...

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What's in a Pastor's Bag? | January 2022 Bag Dump

So what's in a pastor's bag? We're getting nerdy with this video. You'll see what I'm carrying in my bag and what bag I've got. Links to some of the things you see in the video are below.

Chad Brooks https://www.youtube.com/c/ChadBrooks 

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The New Leadership Challenge: Staying Calm When No One Else Is leadership

You can feel the tension in the room. It's palpable. People are on edge. They're experiencing some kind of stew which might include fear, worry, and anger. 

In these moments, what do you do?

  • Join in on the speculation?
  • Add your two cents that are filled with bitterness and...
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3 Reasons Preachers Should Ask More Questions in Sermons preaching

What is one of the most powerful things you can do in your preaching?

Ask more questions.

Think about it: what is your goal when you stand up to preach?

To merely transfer information? Of course not.

It's transformation.

Let's talk about why asking more questions is one of the most powerful...

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