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Coping with criticism

Perhaps some younger Christian leaders can benefit from some of the lessons I learned.
  Bob Russell

The essentiality of accountability

Effective accountability reminds every leader and team member that every choice is important and each decision matters.
  Ken Gosnell

Communication tip: Turn boring into interesting

Here are three things we must understand.
  Mark MacDonald

Are you a leader stuck on hurry?

Two experiences several years ago caused me one day to pause not only my body, but my mind as well.
  Charles Stone

Don’t make future plans without a tactical leader

These leaders are often overlooked in a sea of strategic visionaries and hard-working relational workers.
  Bob Whitesel

Moving our congregations toward effective evangelism

If we are honest, usually evangelism gets the short end of the stick.
  Ed Stetzer

Create balcony space

This kind of higher and broader perspective is essential for visioning and strategic work.
  Mike Bonem

3 characteristics of a visionary leader

Do you have a clear, challenging picture of the future as you believe that it can and must be?
  Langdon Montgomery

How to use life’s mile markers

What would it look like in your life and work to “run” 200 to 250 yards at a time?
  Dan Hall

3 critical life lessons I learned from unplugging

I discovered the world did not come to an end because I stepped away to spend time —real time—with the people I love most in this world.
  Mark Deterding

6 lessons on ministry pay

Here’s what we’re learning from retiring Boomer pastors.
  Thom Rainer

Solutions for reversing pastoral burnout

How can the Church reverse the trend of pastors leaving the church because of ministry burnout?
  Bob Russell

4 steps to effectively train your team

When you begin to implement these, you will see your team become highly equipped and capable.
  Joseph Lalonde

3 necessary leadership skills effective ministry requires

It’s imperative for you to practice these skills now.
  Mark MacDonald

Have you overlooked this key to communication?

The next time you’re in a conversation, try one or two of these ideas and see what happens.
  Charles Stone

Are you getting a wake-up call?

The Holy Spirit may be trying to get our attention.
  Caroline Mendez

The power of authentic leadership

It’s easy for many pastors to talk about spiritual topics while ignoring or downplaying their own human imperfections.
  Rick Warren

How to motivate high-performance church staff

More than 30 years of pastoral ministry has taught me that there are only two ways to motivate church staff, extrinsically or intrinsically.
  Bud Brown

Discovering encouragement in correction

Even when I’m confronted by what I lack and how I fall short, God can still use this opportunity to provide encouragement.
  Rob Streetman

Seek to keep the peace

Even when things seem chaotic in your work environment, try to be a catalyst of peace.
  Jim Brangenberg

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O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Psalm 63:1 (ESV)
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