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lies

7 Lies Most Pastors Tell

I’m a pastor and, I hate to say, I sometimes tell lies. Don’t get me wrong, I hate lying. And I try very hard to live a life of integrity. I’m guessing you do too. But do you ever let a lie… slip? Pastors are under relentless pressure to be ‘on’ all the time. As…

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CNLP 125: David Kinnaman on the Clergy Crisis and State of Pastors Today

How are pastors really doing? Why are fewer and fewer people going into ministry? What are the danger signs for pastors today for their soul, their family and their future? Barna Group President David Kinnaman explains the findings behind one of the largest studies of Pastors in America ever conducted. Not everything is good, but…

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leader worth following

7 Essential Qualities That Make You A Leader Worth Following

How do you know you’re a leader worth following? By definition, that’s what a leader is: a person whom others follow. (If no one is following you, you’re probably not a leader, unless you’re pre-launch, but even then, look back at your life. Has anyone followed you… ever?) Naturally, you can gain a following through…

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post-truth

7 Ways To Live Out The Gospel in a Post-Truth, Post-Fact Culture

Regardless of where your politics lean, many would sense that American culture is quickly becoming both post-truth and post-fact. It’s happening right before our eyes. Don’t like the outcome of what’s happening? Claim it never happened. Bothered by what the data says? Offer your own data, even if you have to make it up. The…

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convince your boss

5 Ways To Convince Your Boss You’re Right

If you were in charge, everything would be different, wouldn’t it? But you’re not. At least not yet. You think you’re right (you have some great ideas). And you’ll do anything to convince your boss to do what you think your church or organization needs to do. Which leads us to the big question. How…

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things you say

5 Things You Say That Kill Your Leadership

The innocent phrases you say every day impact you—and others— more than you think. Have a look at the list below, and you’ll immediately recognize that you say some of these things without even realizing it. They’re almost verbal ticks in our culture. Even if you don’t really mean anything by them, these statements undermine…

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Rose Meeder

CNLP 123: How to Have Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations with Non-Christians: An Interview with Rose Zacharias Meeder

How do you have meaningful conversations—even friendships—with people who are radically different than you and who don’t share the same values you do? Few are better at doing this than Rose Zacharias Meeder. A married woman with four kids, Rose has built many friendships with people from the divorced, to the Buddhist, to the atheist,…

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demoralize

The Top 7 Ways Leaders Demoralize Their Teams

You know that as a leader you have a direct impact on your team, right? It’s  impossible for a leader NOT to have an impact on their team. The only question is whether it’s a good impact or a bad one. More than anything, your leadership will directly impact team morale. You’re either boosting team morale…

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