Leaders Guard Themselves

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” —Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)


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Hudson Taylor On Expelling Anxiety

“I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize the Lord is able to carry out His will, and His will is mine.” — James Hudson Taylor (May 21, 1832 – June 3, 1905) was a pioneer in reaching the unreached for Christ. He was unlike any other missionary of the 19th century (or arguably any other century) and … Read More


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Small Group Tables: 7 Common Questions

The small group table is one way for people in your church to sign up for a group. Located in your lobby, the table gives those interested in signing up a place to get more information, meet group leaders, see samples of the curricula being studied, and have any questions answered. When you first start doing small groups, you’ll probably … Read More


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FREE How to Make a Great First-Time Guest Impression E-Book ($23.95 value)!

Seven minutes is all the time you have to make a positive first impression on the first-time guests who walk through your doors. In the first seven minutes of their experience with your church, your guests will decide whether or not they’re going to come back. With your FREE download of my How to Make a Great First-Time Guest Impression E-Book … Read More


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One Pastor’s Trial by Fire… Literally (from StartCHURCH)

Rebuilding our church wasn’t the first step after a church fire… It was a warm, late summer day. One of the trustees from my church and I decided to start a project to re-do the flooring in the church kitchen. We propped open the double doors next to the kitchen to get some air flowing through the room on that … Read More


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How Are You Sleeping? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Even when you understand the importance of prioritizing sleep, gauging whether we are getting enough can still be difficult. We are so conditioned to get by on too little sleep that we are not always the best judges of whether our needs are being met. To begin determining if you are getting enough sleep, ask yourself these questions: How much … Read More


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God Sets Leaders Apart

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” —Jeremiah 1:5 (NLT)


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Dr. Michael Green On Connecting With People

“Evangelism is never proclamation in a vacuum, but always to people, and the message must be given in terms that make sense to them.”  – Dr. Michael Green (August 20, 1930 – February 6, 2018) was widely influential as an author, evangelism scholar and defender of the Christian faith. Green’s humorous, engaging style of writing and speaking made him highly … Read More


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Why Entrepreneurs Hate Your Church, by ChurchPlants

Entrepreneurs were born to think big and achieve the never-been-done-before. Don’t set limits on the entrepreneurs in your church. Most churches have a hard time getting entrepreneurs, like me, to join their mission and vision. We are either running from church or passively sitting in pews on Sunday. We have gifts and strengths to offer, but they lay dormant in … Read More


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