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Posts Tagged ‘ministry’

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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subtle signs your church is dying

7 Subtle Signs Your Church Is Dying

How do you know whether your church’s best days are behind it? It’s a question that all leaders should ask—even leaders of growing churches. As with almost everything in life, there are subtle signs your peak may be near or you may be cresting past it. Other times, the signs of death are evident to everyone but…

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church culture

A 5 Step Guide on How to Create An Amazing Church Culture

Every church has a culture. Yours does. Mine does. If the culture is healthy, amazing things happen. People love being there. People grow. Great leaders come and stay. Your church becomes attractive to the community and more fully accomplishes its mission  But sadly, for many churches, the culture isn’t healthy. Culture is invisible but determinative. You…

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church culture is toxic

6 Warning Signs Your Church Culture is Toxic

Every church has a culture. But how do you know if your church culture is toxic? More importantly, how would you know whether you’re creating a toxic church culture as a leader? I’ve interacted with many church leaders (and readers of this blog) and the sad reality is that there is no shortage of toxic church culture…

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lame excuses

8 Lame Excuses Church Leaders Make

There’s no question that ministry is hard. You know that. You feel it every day. So do I. But sometimes we make it harder than it needs to be. I love talking to church leaders about their ministry and the opportunities and obstacles they see. But time and again, I hear leaders make excuses as to…

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future church growth

5 Reasons Engagement Will Drive Almost All Future Church Growth

As culture changes in front of our eyes, you might be wondering, what will drive future church growth? In addition, you’re probably frustrated that the things that used to help a church grow don’t ‘work’ anymore (here are 9 things that have stopped being effective). You’re definitely not alone in your experience or your frustration. As Western culture becomes increasingly post-Christian,…

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killer bottom line

How to Craft a Killer Bottom Line for Your Next Talk

Communicating can be challenging. Communicating effectively is even more difficult. One of the best ways to do that is to develop a killer bottom line. A bottom line is the main point of your talk summed up in a single, memorable sentence. So how exactly do you do that? This post, by the way, is part of…

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