Everyone Needs a Coach (Part 3 of 3)

Everyone needs a coach but it can’t be just any ole coach. That was the point of Part 2 yesterday. But today, I want to share a very important stat with you: THIRTY PERCENT. Study after study on coaching has shown that, on average, working with a coach will improve everything you do by 30%, including: – your speed of … Read More

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I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Graham, as he preferred to be called, on a few occasions. Each time I walked away as a better pastor/evangelist and even as a better Christian. His book Peace with God was the tool God used to bring me to Christ. I’ll say more about what I’ve learned from Dr. Graham, what I always … Read More

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Everyone Needs a Coach (Part 2 of 3)

Yesterday I shared how even athletes at the top of their game still have a coach and how we as ministry leaders, who are in a profession (calling) far more intense than even the most elite athletes, also need a coach. But . . . we need the right kind of coach. Everyone needs a coach but it can’t be … Read More

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Everyone Needs a Coach (Part 1)

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve shared how coaching impacted my life and also about how I started coaching pastors (I’ve personally coached 2100+ pastors since 2004). This week I’d like to get more direct (with your permission) and challenge you to step up and join my new Gold Coaching Network for Senior Pastors that begins on Tuesday, March … Read More

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Managing Your Time (Part 3 of 3)

In the final part of this three-part blog series, I’d like to share the second practice that will be an essential component to managing your time well. Don’t Start Your Day Until You’ve Planned Your Day You may have heard the old axiom “Plan your work, then work your plan.” The wisdom in that saying is right on point. The most productive … Read More

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Shield Your Eyes, Guard Your Heart: A Message to Those Struggling with Pornography

Today’s guest post comes to us from Charles Swindoll for Insight.org. If you’re reading this article, you may be searching for answers to a problem that’s eating you alive: pornography. If so, let me assure you— you’re doing the right thing by getting help. Pornography is more dangerous than you may realize. It isn’t just about what you see. With each … Read More

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McIntosh on Defining Your Evangelistic Target

“‘Everyone Welcome’ is often seen on signs in front of churches. However, churches that try to reach everyone often end up reaching no one, or at least very few for Christ. In contrast, churches that are effectively reaching people for Christ have a well-defined target group.” – Gary McIntosh, Professor of Church Growth and Leadership

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Sunday Scripture: The Importance of Preparation

“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?“ – Luke 14:28 (NLT)

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Fusion Fridays: The Power of a First Impression

“Seven minutes is all you get to make a positive first impression. In the first seven minutes of contact with your church, your first-time guests will decide whether they are coming back. That’s before a single worship song is sung and before a single word of the message is uttered. This reality must prompt you and me to ask: What’s … Read More

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Dining Out (Thursdays are for Health)

“Restaurant meals can be one of the worst enemies of a health-conscious lifestyle – and in our profession, we end up eating in a lot of restaurants. If you know you’re going to be eating out, be intentional about choosing a restaurant that will have some healthy options. As much as it is up to you, avoid places where you’ll have … Read More

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