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5 Things That Can Make You Feel Like You’re Leading When You Aren’t

How do you know if you’re leading well? The question is tougher to answer than you think. Sometimes you can look around and conclude that things are going quite well when in fact, they’re not. Why is that? One of the best definitions of leadership I’ve ever heard is John Maxwell’s, who says leadership is influence.…

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7 Things Christians Should Give Up To Reach Unchurched People

So you want your church to reach people who don’t go to church. That’s wonderful because that’s basically the mission of the church: to share the love of Christ with the world in the hopes everyone will come into a relationship with Jesus. The challenge is that unchurched people aren’t exactly flocking to most churches, and many…

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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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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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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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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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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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