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How to Overcome Christmas Preparation Stress

With two weeks left until Christmas, it’s crunch time for church staff members. Stage design, volunteers, service planning, special programs, and more are all part of the hustle and bustle of the season. So, how do you manage all this activity and still feel some semblance of peace on earth and goodwill towards men? Here […]

How to Prevent a Dysfunctional Vision

Vision is imperative. Senior pastors and church leaders need to know where they’re leading the church. A clear vision provides direction, motivation, and filters decisions. Clearly communicating the vision fuses incredible momentum into a church. However… Have you ever seen a vision become an idol? Not enough cash flow to fund the vision and no plan […]

Heart Check Questions to Prevent Ministry Burnout

The first step in growing your church while preventing burnout is conducting a heart check. Not your physical heart, although if you’re really burned out that may not be a bad idea. I’m talking about your emotional, spiritual heart. What’s motivating you? What’s motivating within the context of church can get complicated. We’re working to […]

It’s time to pivot

Have you ever headed down a certain path and realized it’s close, but not quite the right one? You’re moving forward with a vision for your church and while it’s not terribly off-track, you can tell it’s still not right on-target. That’s where I’ve been recently. Over the last few years, I’ve said that I […]