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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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Setting the Stage for Successful Change in the Church

If I’ve heard it asked once I’ve heard it 1000 times. “Dick, how in the world do I navigate change in the church?”  Wow! That’s a big one. Change to some people comes very natural. To others it’s like the…

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7 Questions to Ask When Striving to Improve Ministry

(NOTE: This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series to help you improve ministry. In part 1 we addressed how to create a culture of continual improvement. In part 2 we talked shared the top 8 areas of ministry…

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Top 8 Areas of Ministry to Improve

In part 1 of this 3-part blog series, we talked about how to set the stage for creating a culture of continuous improvement. Once you’ve established your desire to improve the ministry, the next question is: What are the right…

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How to Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement

(NOTE: This is part 1 of a 3-part blog series. In part 2, we talk about the Top 8 Areas of Ministry to Improve. In part 3, we share 7 questions to ask when striving to improve ministry.) Chances are…

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9 Essentials for Endless Possibilities

Ever entered a new season?  Maybe it’s the start to the calendar year or maybe it’s September or maybe it’s just something new in your life. If you’re like me I am so pumped for what new seasons have in…

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The Step-By-Step Process to Develop Any Team (Part 3 of 3)

~ 8 proven steps for the busy leader to develop a team and reach their potential ~ After talking with thousands of pastors and church leaders on ministry teams, some of the common statements I’ve heard are: “I have a…

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13 Ways to Develop Abundantly Capable Leaders (Part 2 of 3)

~ How to develop your team’s capacity & performance and grow the church ~ This is the second of our 3-part blog series on church growth where I “open the vault” and reveal what I’ve seen after working with thousands…

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8 Leadership Barriers to Church Growth (Part 1 of 3)

~ How to Identify If Your Church Has Reached a Plateau and What to Do About It ~ A lot of church leaders I interact with seem to express how they hit plateaus at times, and sometimes … even decline….

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How to Cultivate Generosity in the Church

People Want To Be Generous! My wife and I watched a 12-year old BBC television series called Monarch of the Glen not long ago. It’s a lightweight, fun program with all sorts of interesting dramatic twists and turns. A number…

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