Dealing with Critics

How can a church planter deal with critics and criticism within the church? In this quick video, Jeff Hoglen shares 3 tips on dealing with...

4 Conversations You Probably Need to Have with the Worship Leader

If I asked 100 lead pastors what is the staff or volunteer position that is most difficult to work with, how many do you...

What To Do When You Lose Confidence In Yourself

Notice I did not say IF you lose confidence in yourself. I said WHEN you lose confidence in yourself. It’s going to happen. You WILL lose...

Quitting isn’t the Answer

As I write this blog baseball's World Series is happening between two teams that have not been a part of the "Big Show" in...

Buying Into Your Preferred Future

No matter who you are, no matter what you do, today you are moving toward your future at a rapid pace. There’s just one...

The Success in Succession

Are You Future-Thinking? There’s been a lot written about senior pastors’ transition and succession, particularly as Boomers are in the throes of figuring out what’s...

Nonlinear Discipleship

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how we approach discipleship in the church. What discipleship methods have I used in the churches I’ve planted?  And...

5 Steps To Writing Excellent Sermons In 8 Hours Or Less

If you’re going to lead your church through the next growth barrier, you can’t squander the most precious personal resource you have: time. This includes wasting time on unfocused...

Are You Making The Most Of First Impressions?

First impressions are so important. Sometimes they’re so strong that they can’t be erased from the mind. Years ago Head and Shoulders shampoo advertised with the phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s so true.

7 Everyday Tensions Every Leader Faces

Being a leader isn’t easy. With every decision a leader makes someone is happy – and someone is not. One often misunderstood reason leadership...

The Holy Dare: All in for the All and All

Few Americans have stamped the collective consciousness of our country like Jonathan Edwards. He was an intellectual prodigy, entering Yale University at the age...

How to make a difference in your city

Did you know Jesus has a plan for you in the city He has sent you to?  In Luke 8:26-38, a once demon-possessed man is...

How to Deal with Disgruntled Church Members Part 2

The path disgruntled church members take to process and air their grievances is just as common as the accusations themselves. Step #1: “I’m hurt.” It always...

How to Deal with Disgruntled Church Members Part 1

Think of the name of a person who recently told you they’re unhappy and thinking about leaving your church. Would you believe me if I...

Are We Reaching Out or Rearranging the Body of Christ?

Someone sent me a tweet recently that I’ve been thinking about. He asked about mega-churches and if many of the people they attract simply...

Not Being Nice for the Sake of the Gospel

The following is one of Bill Easums most asked-for blog posts.  It was written two decades ago, but it is still as relevant today...

Church Planting… or Church Connoisseur-ism

I made a decision a long time ago that I never want to be thought of as a negative person, but some things are...

Is Vision Really All That Important?

I want to state right away - I think vision is helpful.  I am just not so sure it’s the solution or remedy for...

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...

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...
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