Register Now for New 2020 Preaching Calendar Conference Call

You’re invited to sign up now for the most anticipated training event I do all year — one that will literally save you hours in 2020. I’m opening registration now for my 2020 Preaching Calendar Conference Call. This would normally be a closed training just for my coaching networks, but because this planning process is so critical to maximizing your … Read More


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Mastering the Basics: Learning to Give

In 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Paul writes, “Now about the collection for God’s people…On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income” (NIV). In this short passage, Paul gives us insight into how we ought to bring our gift to God. First of all, he talks about … Read More


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Life Is Not a Marathon

Life is not a marathon, and it shouldn’t be looked at as one. Life is better viewed as a series of short sprints with periods of rest in between. Think about the way most professional athletes train. They expend a huge amount of energy for a season, and then they have the off-season to rest and recover. They repeat that … Read More


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Leaders Take Shelter in God

“From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.” –Psalm 61 (NLT)


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John Wycliffe on Man’s Highest Service

“The highest service to which a man may obtain on earth is to preach the law of God.” — John Wycliffe, Bible Translator and Morning Star of the Reformation (c. 1330 – December 31, 1384) Wycliffe was an English professor, priest, and reformer. He is credited for being the first to translate the entire Bible into the English language. He … Read More


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3 Reasons Pastors Have Access to Their Church Members’ Giving Records, by ArtTrainer

Many pastors want to avoid knowing their church members’ giving recordings. There are a few reasons for their avoidance. They don’t want to be perceived as showing favoritism, desiring to spend more time on other ministerial duties, and receiving advice from their peers who recommend avoiding it. But some pastors have a different view. While they understand the reasons why … Read More


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The Thing I’m Most Likely to Fire a Staff Member For

While setting up accountability is important for your volunteers and lay leaders, it’s even more important for your staff. There are very few things I would fire a staff member over, but hurting the sheep is one of them. The people on my staff are given room to make a lot of mistakes. In fact, I welcome mistakes, as long … Read More


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Manage Your Emotions: How to Focus on the Positive

When bad circumstances threaten to steal your joy, shift your attention to the good in your life. Celebrate what God is doing around you. Focus on what is positive rather than what is negative. There is proven power in choosing to be optimistic. The story you tell yourself about the events in your life goes a long way toward creating … Read More


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Happy Birthday Dr. Elmer Towns (Up to 87% off for his 87th!)

If you haven’t yet met Dr. Elmer Towns, I’d like to introduce you to one of my mentors who is celebrating 87 years young today! Dr. Towns is a spiritual giant who you’ll also find to be a great encourager to pastors. He is someone I have studied and looked up to since day one when I went into ministry. As … Read More


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