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Jonathan and Verna Del Turco on working with your spouse in ministry

CNLP 141: Jonathan and Verna Del Turco on Working with Your Spouse in Ministry, Overcoming Tough Times and Leading Well at Home and in Ministry Over Four Decades

It’s one thing to be married for decades. It’s another to be a couple of who works together in ministry. How do you do it over the long haul without sacrificing your family, your church or killing each other? In a remarkably candid interview, Jonathan and Verna Del Turco share their secrets and talk about…

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leading change

7 Ways Otherwise Great Leaders Blow It When Leading Change

Almost every leader I’ve ever met wants to change something. If I asked you right now what you’d love to change in your church or organization, you’d probably be able to offer an answer within seconds. Some of you want to change everything. If you don’t want to change anything, you’re probably not a leader. The…

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busy leaders

Why Busy Leaders Make Bad Leaders

Ask a lot of people how they are, and they’ll shoot you a single word answer: Busy. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that’s a pet peeve of mine. I hate it when people tell me they’re busy. What does that really accomplish in the first place? Nothing. How does it help the person you’re talking to?…

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run a church

4 Bad Ways to Run a Church — And One Good One

Something’s driving your church.  There are a variety of things that run a church…the challenge for many church leaders is no one is really quite clear on what that is. What drives your church is critical because it impacts everything you do. Ultimately, it directly impacts both your health and your growth as a congregation. As…

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growing churches

Why It’s Easy (And Wrong) to Think Growing Churches Simply Won The Lottery

There’s a theory out there that goes something like this: growing churches grow because, well, they just got lucky. It’s like they won the talent lottery, the gifting lottery, the demographic lottery (right neighborhood) the nice-people-who-attend-their-church-and-don’t-block-change lottery, the perfect timing slot machine and just about every stroke of luck you can manufacture in your mind.…

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key principles

5 Key Principles Every Leader Should Master

If you were to focus on just a handful of key principles to master in leadership, which would you focus on? I get asked almost every day for advice, and I’ve written hundreds of posts on this blog filled with principles. Here are 5 principles I think about almost every day. The first three relate…

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