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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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Christine Hassler Expectation Hangover

CNLP 117: Why You’re Always So Disappointed—Getting Over Expectation Hangover with Christine Hassler

Ever find yourself disappointed…again and again. Ever wonder why? Ever find yourself disappointed…again and again? Ever wonder why? Christine Hassler is a life coach (with roots in Christianity) who coaches Hollywood stars, business leaders and others on how to cure expectation hangover. Welcome to Episode 117 of the podcast. Guest Links: Christine Hassler ChristineHassler.com Expectation Hangover:…

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future mission

3 Things That Are Sabotaging the Church’s Future

Without a doubt, you’ve already realized it’s more complex to be a church leader today than it was even a few decades ago. With the vast majority of churches struggling in some way, it’s time to rethink our future mission. Attendance at most churches is stagnant or dropping and even whole denominations are being redefined, because, as I outlined…

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too much time in meetings

5 Persuasive Reasons You Spend WAY Too Much Time In Meetings

Because you’re a leader, chances are you’re almost too busy to read this post. And yet this is also true: this week you’ll spend way too much time in meetings you don’t need to be in, you don’t want to be in, and frankly, you shouldn’t be in. The longer I’ve been in leadership, the more I’ve realized…

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tackle your critics

5 Much Healthier Ways To Tackle Your Critics

Criticism comes your way almost every day if you’re in leadership. The guy in the back row didn’t like your last message. Another person wonders what all you people in ministry actually do with your time. Someone you barely know leaves a snarky remark on your Facebook. A pseudonymous troll leaves a scathing comment on your blog.…

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rethink call to ministry

Why It’s Time To Rethink What It Means To Be Called To Ministry

Chances are you’re likely struggling with the same issue almost every church leader is—a lack of truly great leaders for ministry. Whether I talk to megachurch leaders or leaders of churches of 50 people, they say the same thing: they just can’t find enough capable, gifted leaders who want to serve in a church staff role.…

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20 Honest Insights on Making It To 25 Years in Marriage

This month, my wife Toni and I celebrated 25 years of marriage. I love her more than I ever dreamed of. And it’s also been a totally different experience than either of us thought it would be. I love this picture of us leaving our wedding reception, because in many ways it show us stepping out into the…

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