Tag Archives: church leaders

After 36 years as a pastor

Consider what is perhaps the most important lesson for a Church leader. Continue reading

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5 warnings about leadership

Carefully consider 5 possible causes behind misdirected leadership. Continue reading

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Five 90 second radio clips about church life

Listen to five 90 second radio clips reminding us of what it means to be the Church. Continue reading

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Urgent question (audio link)

Q. How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness while enforcing standards of morality — without becoming a prideful and self-righteous or watchful and legalistic Church? Continue reading

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Another urgent question for the Church

How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness while enforcing standards of morality — without becoming… Continue reading

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Church life that is hard to find

Word had reached Paul about a serious problem in the Church in Corinth. His response reveals amazing truths about what it really means to be the Church that Christ is building. Continue reading

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Four essentials to a thriving Church

I commit myself to God and to the fellow-members of my local Church to do the following: Continue reading

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Is pastor appreciation month a good idea?

Church members are clearly commanded to show appreciation for their pastors. And the whole Church suffers when the people fail to honor their leaders. But are special times for appreciation helpful? Could such times do more harm than good? Continue reading

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Confession of a senior pastor

Although I cannot be directly involved in all the areas of need and with each person, I am grateful to minister through others as they reach out. My fellow leaders do a great job keeping me informed about important needs and other areas of ministry as we pray together for the Church. Continue reading

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5 vulnerabilities in leadership

Leadership is a high calling that comes with great challenges. Consider five of them in this post. Continue reading

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