Tag: Decision-Maker

How to Prioritize Commitments With So Many Demands for Your Time

  Priorities – The fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than another. Commitments – A pledge or promise; an obligation. Now let’s put these two together. Prioritizing Commitments – The fact or condition of one pledge, promise or obligation being regarded or treated as more important than another. When we…

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How to Maintain a Sense of Church & Family Balance

  I have heard this question forever in ministry, “how do I balance church and family?” It is as if there is some magical scale out there that can be had that creates smooth sailing for pastors and church leaders in their homes and their churches. Let me be blunt. Balance does not exist. It…

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Don’t Compare Your Backstage to Another Church’s Front Stage

I was not the star of the play in 9th grade but I was IN the play. Yes, that’s right. Arsenic and Old Lace had a wonderful character, as small a part as he was, Officer Brophy. Sad to say I don’t remember much of the play. I do remember all the preparation and memorization….

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The #1 Answer You Should Give to Most Opportunities

  Pastors and church leaders will face tons of opportunities during their time in ministry. The key to moving the ministry forward is to stay focused on the right things. Yet these opportunities (even good opportunities) have the potential to distract the church’s focus and your focus. They’ll end up taking you in a different…

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The 8 Keys to Know You’re Making the Right Decision

Do we or do we not? That is the question we often ask ourselves… In life and ministry we are continually faced with making decisions. We wonder whether anyone notices the agony we go through trying to do it right. Sometimes the stakes are small; sometimes they are gargantuan. In all cases, no one wants…

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What to Do If You Make a Wrong Decision

If you’re like me you’re regularly wondering about the quality of your decisions and if you’re making the right calls. I’m not talking about second guessing yourself all the time, but let’s face it, the stakes are high when leading in the church and we want to do it right. In the midst of making…

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