3 Huge Goals for Every Pastor in 2023 (And Steps to Accomplish Them) leadership preaching

November and December present a unique opportunity to every pastor. Not only do we get to gather our people for Advent and Christmas services but we are more inclined than any other time of the year to set goals. 

Goals are powerful because of the focused energy and steps they generate....

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I’ve Got Bad News: Things Aren’t Getting Easier (5 Things Great Leaders Do in Hard Times) leadership

It is never around hard times that a leader grows the most, but through them.

That’s true about life and that’s true about leadership. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at...

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5 Books to Level-Up Your Leadership leadership

Leadership is difficult. 

If anyone tries to convince you otherwise, be weary of their influence on you.

In this article, I want to offer you 5 books that will level-up your leadership. 

These are books that will:

  • Address the inner life of a leader
  • Equip you to lead groups of people...
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10 Habits of Highly Intentional Pastors leadership preaching

Highly intentional pastors are purposeful people. They understand the weight of what the Lord has called them to do and they take that work seriously.

Most of us want to be intentional pastors.

But what makes the difference between drifting pastors and intentional pastors are the habits they...

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3 Drastic Warnings for Gifted Preachers (So You Don't Wreck Your Life) leadership preaching

Like a rocket launched toward space, such can be the acclaim and notoriety that come quickly to a gifted preacher.

A gifted preacher, no matter if they are a part of a small church or mega church or somewhere in between, can deal with the same pitfalls.

And even if public acclaim and notoriety...

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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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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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Leading the Post-Covid Church (Series): 10 Critical Keys for Healthy and Effective Pastoral Ministry leadership preaching
The Covid pandemic disrupted quite a bit of things in the church world. From shifting to online to re-gathering to realizing that we're all in church revitalization to varying degrees, a lot of pastors are feeling exhausted.
 
When a lot of us take a step back and reflect on and pray about ...
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