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Church Planting, Leadership

The Language of a Church Planter

Why You May Need to Start Watering Down Your Messages Watered Down Coffee No one likes watered down coffee or diluting something valuable. That can be what it feels like at times when we try to market what the church offers to the unchurched. This can cause some to wonder if the modern church is just using bait and switch…

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Spiritual Life

DON’T MARRY YOUR PLANS

by: Kevin Miller Marriage is meant to be a lifelong covenant, unbroken by even the most challenging circumstances. That’s how marriage should be, but sometimes we mistakenly approach our own plans, timelines, and agendas with that same commitment. Then when they fall apart, we’re distraught and confused. Make plans, but don’t marry them. Planning is wise, but hold your plans…

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Leadership

3 Leadership Tests

Questions Every Leader Should Be Able To Answer How did you feel before or after a test in school? Whether I passed or not, I was always happy to have it over. I either breathed a sigh of relief after lots of hard work and preparation, or at least the pressure was off until the next one. Leadership Tests Leadership…

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Family, Life Style

37 Things I Have Learned Over The Years

Today is my birthday. It is also the day I started my blog 5 years ago. So I wanted to write a post on some valuable and also silly lessons I have learned over the years. Topics will range from leadership to bathroom etiquette, from driving to family life, and wisdom on forgiveness to restaurant advice. Be warned: I am…

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Book Review, Church Planting, Leadership

Creating a Compelling Culture

You can have an excellent weekend service and efficient systems, but still lose momentum by not being attentive to your church culture. It is crucial to win the battle in the spiritual, but also to remember the influence culture has on your church as well. Culture is not just your best intentions. It is the reality of what you guard, emphasize, and reward. Culture is the air your team breathes as they operate in your ministry and pursue your church’s ministry mission.

Leadership, Spiritual Life

#YoungMinister Advice

What is leading your decisions? In Twitter’s hay day it was popular for people to post the hashtag #youngminister and then give advice. I don’t remember posting advice with that hashtag, but I did enjoy reading the wisdom that came from more experienced leaders than me. I think if Moses was to use the hashtag #youngminister he would give advice…

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Authentic Christianity, Faith, Spiritual Life

Do What You Love

Burning the candle at both ends I used to think my heart was the enemy. I thought to listen to my heart’s desires was tantamount to sin. I felt if I was suffering or doing something hard, then I must be pleasing God. Enjoying things or doing something that came easy was equal to not trusting God. Because of this…

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Leadership, Life Style

Do What You Hate

You can learn to love what you hate. I believe doing what you don’t like is the key to having what you love. You may not believe me but read along for the next couple of minute to see if this is true. At the very least, you can let me know how I am wrong in the comments. Oatmeal…

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