Tag: Leader-Maker

How Your Family Can Compliment Your Ministry

  Ever heard it said, “family works against ministry” or “ministry works against family?” I have … and it saddens me every time I hear it. The Hardy’s have experienced it where ministry clearly complimented our family. We celebrated that….

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What the Four Generations of Faith Mean for Your Ministry

  While no family is guaranteed the children in the home will follow Jesus, I believe there is an awareness all of us can have as we raise them that will help to this end. I know Tony Evans and…

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How Hobbies Will Make You A Better Pastor

  “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” This is an idiom that needs not be the description of any pastor or church leader anywhere in the world! Pastors are notorious for doing nothing but the ministry….

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5 Steps to Translate What You Preach Into How You Live

Ever heard this one, “I’m not joining that church because everyone, including the pastor, is a hypocrite?” Of course, those of us inside the church are all too happy to tell that joker to join anyway because one more (them)…

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4 Ways to Ensure You Don’t Stop Growing

A pastor friend of mine and I were hanging out for a weekend at his church. Justin and I loved the time together. A good church with a rich history. After reviewing the church, groups, staff, board, and Sunday services…

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10 Step System to Recruiting Volunteers

If there is any single given in church ministry, it is that volunteers make the church go ‘round. Where would we be in the church without the faithfulness of men, women, boys and girls who give of themselves in service…

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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 Recruit More Volunteers So Positions Are Always Filled

In the world of church, it seems there’s always more to do and not enough workers to get it done. Ever heard these? “We have more volunteers than we know what to do with.” “We don’t have enough rockers in…

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