Category: Leadership

Prioritizing Commitments

  Priorities – The fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than another. Commitments – A pledge or promise; an obligation. Now let’s put these two together. Prioritizing Commitments – The fact or condition of one pledge, promise or obligation being regarded or treated as more important than another. When we…

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The Value of Hobbies

  “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” This is an idiom that needs not be the description of any pastor or church leader anywhere in the world! Pastors are notorious for doing nothing but the ministry. They are called of God … and because they are called, they sometimes confuse their…

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No Summer Slump for You!

Click here to join the Church Marketing Bootcamp This summer does not have to be what summers always have been at your church. I mean, really. Why buy into the Summer Slump, just because you have in the past? I want to talk with you about eight steps you can take to make this summer…

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The Myth of Church/Family Balance

  I have heard this question forever in ministry, “how do I balance church and family?” It is as if there is some magical scale out there that can be had that creates smooth sailing for pastors and church leaders in their homes and their churches. Let me be blunt. Balance does not exist. It…

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5 Steps to Translating What We Preach Into How We Live

Ever heard this one, “I’m not joining that church because everyone, including the pastor, is a hypocrite?” Of course, those of us inside the church are all too happy to tell that joker to join anyway because one more won’t hurt. But we don’t. In today’s blog, I want to talk with you as a…

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A Leader Grows Professionally

A pastor friend of mine and I were hanging out for a weekend at his church. Justin and I loved the time together. A good church with a rich history. After reviewing the church, groups, staff, board, and Sunday services with my Secret Shopper service, I offered him a very comprehensive review of what I…

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How to Build Systems When You’re Not Systems-Oriented

Some reading this blog are like my son, Jonathan. The guy is more organized than an Amazon Fulfillment Center. He dots more i’s and crosses more t’s than anyone I know. Then there are guys like me. I’m fairly organized but nowhere near Jonathan. I mean, its much easier for me to “wing it” than…

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10-Step System to Recruiting Volunteers

If there is any single given in church ministry, it is that volunteers make the church go ‘round. Where would we be in the church without the faithfulness of men, women, boys and girls who give of themselves in service to it and to the Lord? I’ve been in church leadership for a few decades…

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Creating Systems to Do the Thinking for You

There are some reading this blog today that live for systems. They eat, sleep and breath the whole world of order, a place for everything and everything in its place, and do “a” first, “b” second and “c” third … then you’ll get results. I’m suggesting you put in place systems to do the thinking…

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The Perfect Follow-Up Plan for Church Guests

A friend of mine told me his daughter (Lexie) and son-in-law (John) had moved to a new city and spent a short amount of time looking for a church. They did find one quickly and enjoyed the pastor and atmosphere. Just one small problem … They never gave the church their contact info. It wasn’t…

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