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I was coaching a pastor trying to help a church grow again. The previous pastor left town after a series of bad decisions – some decisions the church is still finding out about each new day. I was happy to help the new pastor, but I also had concern was for the pastor who flamed […]

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I’ve never met a Senior Pastor who didn’t have the ability to do an outstanding job leading their staff, but I have met quite a few who didn’t have a clear plan in place for making that happen. I would like to share with you a very simple framework for coaching your staff that will […]

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My brother was in the Marines … a loooong time ago. I was in the Air Force … a looooooonger time ago. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Good enough for government work.” I imagine I heard that now and again during my tour in Europe, but I know good and well my brother not […]

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Empathy – The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Several years ago my wife became a stay at home mom. It was something she had always wanted to do, and we had finally figured out the finances to make it happen. At the time our oldest was in second grade, and our […]

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It doesn’t take a large crew to make leave a big footprint. Victory in God’s kingdom has always gone to the underdogs. God nearly always anoints a minuscule group to do his bidding. I find this encouraging since all that I have started has been small – usually for a long time if not forever. […]

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At one point at the church where I pastored, we were doing seven identical services every weekend. In a room that seated 570 people, we had stumbled into some crazy momentum. The thing is, momentum seems to shift from time-to-time. You notice it easily watching football: one team is suddenly tearing up the field for three-and-a-half […]

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I’m often asked about the best projects for success. Whether it’s a warm and sunny area like Southern California or Seattle where it apparently rains nearly half the time! There is always a great project in your midst. Here is a handful to try this fall. They are simple with few moving parts, so hopefully, […]

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There I said it. You may not agree, but you needed to hear it. Now, before you unsubscribe or send me a scathing email about the power of the spoken word of God, hear me out. I’m not saying that the Word of God is overrated. I’m not saying that you’re preaching isn’t good. I’m […]

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