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5 Essentials Every Church Constitution Needs To Thrive In The Future

Today’s post comes from Jeff Brodie. Jeff is the Lead Pastor at Connexus Church, where I’m Founding Pastor. Jeff’s my successor as Lead Pastor.  He’s doing a phenomenal job leading our church community, and he’s also a loving husband, father and friend. This post is originally appeared on Jeff’s blog (where it’s […]

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How to Align Ministries to Multiply Impact

By Daniel Im: We need to be teaching younger generations the truths that will last. Research studies show that teenagers are enjoying church and like the traditions of church but are unable to explain basic teachings of the Bible. Their belief system is “moral therapeutic deism.” Younger generations grasp the basic […]

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5 Keys To Having Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations With Non-Christians

guest post by Rose Meeder: At some point, if you are sincere about your Christian faith, you are going to have a conversation with someone about it.  Or are you? Let me back up a minute, if “being a Christian” is something you take seriously, you are probably going to THINK […]

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On Being A Blessing To Your Community

by Peyton Jones: This week Pete Mitchell and I discuss how to be a blessing to your community. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. First thing’s first, what does it mean to be a blessing. In my view it means, what can you you do to […]

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5 Actions Your Church Needs to Make Way More Convenient – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: I was struck by Tim Wu’s column in the New York Times called “The Tyranny of Convenience” a few months ago and it has stuck with me. Core to the thesis of this article is that convenience is at the center of what drives humans today. The […]

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5 Reasons Younger Leaders and Older Leaders Frustrate Each Other At Work

by Carey Nieuwhof: If you’ve tried to lead employees who are under the age of 40, you’ve probably noticed things aren’t as easy as they used to be. (And they were actually never that easy.) If you’re under 40 and are working for an over-40 boss, you’re probably restraining your eye-rolls […]

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Pushing into Places of Conflict for the Good of the Kingdom

By Ed Stetzer: There is a big difference between talking with someone and talking about someone. Yet Christian organizations, churches, and families are full of people talking behind each other’s backs. When conflicts arise—and they will—as leaders we frequently skirt around the necessity of dealing directly with each other. We may […]

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7 Things Lead Pastors Wish They Could Say to Worship Leaders

Today’s post is a guest post by Unseminary’s Rich Birch:  Lead pastors spend a lot time in the front row of the church participating in worship services. In fact, if you’re a church leader reading this you know the double track mind that we end up having during these experiences. On one […]

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Spiritual Warfare and the Lives of Pastors and Church Leaders

by Brandon A. Cox: The struggle is real. When you drop the phrase spiritual warfare into a casual conversations, you often get mixed reactions. On the one hand, a lot of people are skeptics when it comes to anything invisible or supernatural. In fact, many people will believe in heaven and angels but […]

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9 Hidden Things That Make or Break Leaders

by Carey Nieuwhof: So you’ve noticed something. Your ability to lead well seems to fluctuate. Some days (and seasons) you seem to be in top shape. You have energy and enthusiasm, a clear mind and your decision making is sharp. But on other days (and in other seasons) you’re sluggish, fuzzy or […]