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so small

How to Break Through When Your Church Seems So Small

It’s the classic chicken and egg problem that plagues so many leaders. There’s an 85% chance you’re facing it right now because 85% of churches in North America have congregations of less than 200 attenders. Here’s the challenge: You think that if you had more people and money you think you could reach more people,…

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5 Signs Your Insecurity Is Ruining The Future

What happens when you’re no longer the leader of whatever you lead? Will your church, ministry, or department grow? Will it implode? Will it shrink back to some smaller version of itself now that your awesome leadership is missing? If you want to know one of the conversations that will dominate the next decade of…

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CNLP 163: Erwin McManus on Living Fully Alive, Tackling Your Fears, Dealing with Critics and Creating Space For People Not Like You

Erwin McManus talks about his diagnosis of cancer, facing fear and how to deal with criticism.  In this wide-ranging and fascinating conversation, he also talks about being branded a heretic, creating a church where atheists get baptized and people from widely divergent views and walks of life find a home. Welcome to Episode 163 of…

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unwritten rules

7 Unwritten Rules of Church Leadership

Things don’t always go the way you want them to in life. Church life is hardly an exception. I’ve been in church my entire life and in leadership for half that. So there are a few things I noticed that you may have noticed too. Leadership is hard and my guess is you’re throwing your heart into…

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