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Rethinking Easter: From Big Event to Big Impact

[NOTE: This blog is focused on the major event on the church calendar – Easter.  It’s principles articulated herein are applicable across the spectrum of church events and seasons.] Ever wonder where all those guests from Easter went the next…

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How Rethinking Easter Will Grow Your Church

[NOTE: This blog is focused on the major event on the church calendar – Easter.  It’s principles articulated herein are applicable across the spectrum of church events and seasons.] Here’s a question for you: What is going to make this…

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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

I talked to a pastor not too long ago and this guy really has it all together. He’s strong administratively and organizationally, he can preach and he can lead. In fact, he’s a very good leader. He knows he has…

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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 Church Team (Part 3 of 3)

After talking with thousands of pastors and church leaders on ministry teams, some of the common statements I’ve heard are: “I have a great team. They are great people. But I still feel like I’m doing all the work.” “I’ve…

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How to Develop Abundantly Capable Leaders (Part 2 of 3)

This is the question … What if you don’t have a team of capable leaders? Small church or large, this can be one of the biggest leadership barriers to church growth. One thing is for sure. When asking, “how to grow…

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

A lot of church leaders I interact with seem to express how they hit plateaus at times, and sometimes … even decline.  Needless to say, this can be extremely frustrating! Have you been there? Or maybe you’re there now, and…

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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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