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church culture is toxic

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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lame excuses

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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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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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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7 Ways to Recover As a Leader After You’ve Messed Up

As a result, the dreams of most pastors of small and even mid-sized churches go unrealized. Why?We all make mistakes. Almost daily. Okay, daily. We’re human. Some mistakes go unnoticed. So you take notes and hope not to repeat. But what happens when you blow it and people do notice? Sometimes everyone knows you made a…

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exit a church well

5 Ways For a Church Member to Leave a Church Well

Sometimes people remember how you arrived. They almost always remember how you left. Especially if you leave poorly. This is true when people come to your church and when they leave, as some inevitably do. I was out driving through our neighbourhood recently and I passed the house of someone who goes to our church. I…

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