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9 Surprising Challenges You’ll Face When Your Church Grows

It’s easy to believe that there will come a day when your church or organization will never struggle and you’ll never struggle as a leader. As tempting as that is to believe, it’s just not true. Every church struggles. And every leader struggles. And—yes—even growing churches struggle. I outlined the struggles smaller churches experience in my post 5 Tensions Every…

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expressions

6 Stock Expressions Every Leader Should Stop Using

You say things every day as leaders that work against you, not for you. Have a look at the list below, and you’ll immediately recognize that you probably say some (or all) of these things without even realizing it. They’re almost verbal ticks in our culture. They’re stock expressions that everyone uses and nobody should.…

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hours

How to ReClaim 1-3 Productive Hours Today

How many times have you gotten to the end of a day only to wonder where all the time went? Or more accurately, wondered where your productivity went? Welcome to the club. Productivity must be easier to measure if you work at, say, Starbucks or Walmart, where you’re dealing with tangibles (how many lattes did you…

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attendance

Church Attendance Is Dying. Here’s What’s Next.

Church attendance is dying. Big time. It’s not just reflected in the size of the decline, it’s reflected in the quality and nuances of those numbers. At least two massive, seismic shifts are at work in our culture causing this. First, we’re moving from Christendom into a post-Christian, post-modern era literally in our lifetime. Second,…

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