A Leader's Personal Needs

Isolated On a Pastoral Pedestal

Loneliness in leadership is never fun. It’s also less than necessary when it comes to living on a pedestal.   Pastors are often surrounded by

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Outreach in Today's Culture

Evangelism: We can do better…

A recent trip to Orlando found me in my favorite restaurant—the one with the golden arches. While stuffing my face with a Sausage McMuffin, I

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Disciplemaking that Reproduces

Root Culture of Communication

A friend recently revealed the “secret sauce” of Hope Chapels. He told me, “this is something you never teach, but I learned it from you

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A Leader's Personal Needs

A Pruning or Just a Mess?

You could call this article “Where have all the people gone?” Or “Why are so many pastors leaving?”   Churches are smaller, and not everyone

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Building Healthy Leaders & Teams

Legalism As Self-Idolatry

Legalism can be a symptom of self-idolatry. The words of John the Baptist come to mind – his words and actions tell us that Jesus

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Building Healthy Leaders & Teams

Another Anti-legalism Rant

After seeing last week’s YouTube video one of my friends commented, “Ralph’s on another anti-legalism tirade. I guess I am and maybe have lived on

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