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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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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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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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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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6 Terrible (But Common) Ways Leaders Respond To A Problem

Naturally, there are things you love about the ministry or organization you lead. Probably lots of them. But chances are there are also a few things you don’t love. Maybe even a few things you see that bother you deeply. Being discontent with things comes with the territory for most leaders. In fact, an ability…

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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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6 Sermon Myths We Need to Bust

Preaching is one of the most demanding tasks required of communicators. You’re not just giving a ‘talk,’ you’re communicating the Word of God—faithfully (you trust). And you do this in front of groups of people who have more communication options and sources than at any point in human history. Not an easy task. In addition, when it…

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A 5 Step Method For Delivering a Talk Without Using Notes

When I was just starting to speak publicly, I was always amazed by communicators who could speak without using notes. I wanted to be able to do that, but I had no idea how. I realized communicators who spoke without notes were almost always more effective (here are seven reasons why it’s better for communicators to…

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7 Reasons You Should Speak Without Using Notes

One of the questions I get asked all the time is “how do you speak for 40 minutes without using notes?” It’s a great question. Personally, I actually prepare notes, but I rarely if ever use them when I speak. I create notes (sometimes even scripting out stories word for word) because: Better preparation makes me a better…

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