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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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lies

7 Lies Most Pastors Tell

I’m a pastor and, I hate to say, I sometimes tell lies. Don’t get me wrong, I hate lying. And I try very hard to live a life of integrity. I’m guessing you do too. But do you ever let a lie… slip? Pastors are under relentless pressure to be ‘on’ all the time. As…

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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 church growth

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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sermon myths

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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way too busy

7 Important Things Every Way-Too-Busy Leader Forfeits

So let me guess. You’ve got too much to do today. Welcome to leadership. One of the most challenging aspects of leadership for any leader is time management. You can read time management books and posts (I’ll give you some resources at the end of this post), but if you don’t care about why something matters,…

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