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Depression And Burnout – Help For Senior Pastors

Almost every single Senior Pastor I’ve coached over the last two years have dealt with depression and burn out. I don’t think this says...

When Your Identity is Wrapped Up into Your Ministry

My identity has too often been tied to the successes or failures of the ministries that I lead—and too frequently in unhealthy ways. It’s easy...

8 Things I Wouldn’t Do Again if Planting Another Church

I have been involved in church planting for most of my ministry career – whether as a planter or as a supporter of planting....

Growth By Accident. Death By Committee.

“Yeah, the weirdest thing. Everything seemed to be going well, at least it looked that way on the surface to us. We went away...

Vibe. Yep, It’s Vital.

How aware are you of your church’s vibe? And if we do this in the context of a community of believers, we either create...

The Art of Resilience

How easily do you bounce back from a disappointment? What is your reaction to change?

Mistakes In Outreach – Reluctance to Start.

This is an entry in a series of blog posts entitled - Mistakes in Outreach. When it comes to applying all of this—in beginning...

Why You MUST Replant Your Church Every January (and how to do it)

Years ago, the brilliant church analyst Lyle Schaller noted, “…dozens of surveys have demonstrated that rapidly growing congregations tend to be churches with long pastorates,...
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How Many Churches Did the Apostle Paul Start?

  Some have said that Paul only started 14 churches in his lifetime. If so that is a remarkable thing, but I tend to think...

Five Reasons for Church Planting

“The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches,” according to Peter Wagner (1990). This oft-quoted phrase by the former professor...

Funding New Church Plants

Funding a new church plant is probably the most challenging aspect of the task. We aren’t usually doing well on this front.  One option...

20 Quotes to Encourage Church Planters

Here are 20 quotes that I hope you find encouraging as you live out the calling and adventure we call church planting. Desperation is...

The Pastor’s Wife Is Simply a Wife

I had a hard time finding in Scripture where it explains the role of a pastor’s wife. I dragged out every concordance I could...

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Life in the Kingdom is really about learning to live life, continually aware of God’s presence. Every believer should practice awareness and practice noticing...