The Importance of Recognizing the Source of Your Income

Giving is not something that comes naturally for us. We like to have complete control over our resources. After all, they are ours. We are the ones who got up and went to work for them. They sit in our bank account. We have a right to hold on to them as tightly as we’ like and to do with … Read More


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Your Relationship with Money: Generosity or Greed?

Life is too short and too important to live with the constant stress, anxiety, and worry that come from not honoring God with your finances. We will spend a lot more time in eternity than we will in this life. Consider Jesus’s words in Matthew 6:19-21: “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, … Read More


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Leaders Give Thanks to God

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” — 1 Chronicles 16:34 (NLT)


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Prayers of Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving is inseparable from true prayer; it is almost essentially connected with it. One who always prays is ever giving praise, whether in ease or pain, both for prosperity and for the greatest adversity. He blesses God for all things, looks on them as coming from Him, and receives them for His sake- not choosing nor refusing, liking or disliking, anything, but only as it … Read More


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Stop Saying Your Company Is Like A Family, by Forbes

If you think about or treat your employees like family, you’re probably doing more harm than good. Sure, it sounds nice. And some aspects of a family-like culture are important to cultivate – caring, belonging, respecting others even if you don’t like them. But leading an organization as if it were your family is an inappropriate and antiquated leadership practice. Instead, you should consider … Read More


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Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for you, for the ministry that God has called you to, and for the opportunity to serve you and your church. Hopefully, you’re preparing to spend a great day with family and friends. Kelley, Alexander (now 13 years old) and I have some special plans and … Read More


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Are You Talking to the Right People About Your Stress?

Loneliness is an affliction that affects many pastors. Pastor Alex Average is one of them. He is reluctant to let people — especially people in his church — get too close to him. He fears being hurt or disappointed by them on a personal level. He doesn’t have close friends outside of his church either. He is extremely busy, and he … Read More


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Trade Money for Time

People look to you for so many things—for leadership, guidance, counseling, vision-casting, and theology, just to name a few. Yet while you are smart and competent, you are also human. There are limits to what you can do, many of which are simply the result of limited time. Every day you are bound by the same twenty-four hours, and there … Read More


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The Best Way to Build My 8 Systems

Heard of my 8 Systems of a Healthy Church? You need to exercise wisdom when you are putting these in place. Otherwise, you will create unnecessary conflict with your congregation. There is no reason to cause yourself, or your church, more stress. Here are some tips on building good systems, learned from the experiences of our churches and churches from … Read More


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Leaders Live Lives Worth Imitating

“Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.” — Hebrews 13:7 (NLT)


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