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Blunder #1 in Assimilating New People

Suppose I come to visit you and you’re going to show me the town. Included in that is a visit to a new restaurant that just opened up last month. Let’s do this, wild and crazy guy (generically speaking) that…

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To Connect People in Your Church, the Path Must Be Clear

I love a good hiking trail. My wife and I, and sometimes the kids, will find a place to explore in our very non-mountainous area every so often. There’s something about going into nature that’s always fun. The fresh air,…

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The 5 Investments a Church Board Needs to Make in Their Pastor

Members of the church board are some of the finest people to ever walk alongside the lead pastor. They help carry the vision and mission of the church forward to reach spiritually lost people with the Gospel. The best Church…

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2 Preaching Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:00 Hey friend, it’s great to be with you on this leaders church video, and I am so happy to be with my friend, Chris Colvin. Chris serves as a sermon consultant and has served…

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The 3 Parts of an Altar Call

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:00 It’s great to be with you here on this Leaders.Church video. Today, I’m with my good friend Scotty Gibbons from the great state of Oklahoma. Dick Hardy 0:20 Scotty and I have been good…

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Fighting the “Last Minute” Fatigue

Pastor, tell me if this has ever happened to you. On the day you normally set aside for sermon prep, let’s say Wednesday afternoon, you have an unexpected emergency. So you move it to Thursday morning, but then the Children’s…

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Preaching for Life Change

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:01 Scotty and I worked together for a number of years back in the early 2000s. We’ve stayed in touch with each other from a friendship standpoint. Dick Hardy 0:30 Scotty is a tremendous communicator…

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The Top 5 Preaching Questions Asked

What is your current, most pressing need when it comes to preaching? If I could spend just a few minutes with you, I’m sure I could guess. That’s because I’ve talked with pastors just like you and I know what…

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Practical Tips on How To Do Sermon Prep

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:00 Hey friend, it’s great to be with you here on this Leaders.Church video. Today, I’m with my good friend, Rob Ketterling. from the great state of Minnesota. Are you guys getting cold up there…

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5 Ways to Get That Sermon Started

You stare at the screen… and nothing. You think and pray… and nothing. The clock is ticking… and nothing. Pastors, let’s talk about the real world of sermon prep. Been there? Done that? If you preach with any regularity, you…

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