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3 Quick Ways To See How Effective Your Leadership Really Is

by Carey Nieuwhof: One of the most difficult aspects of leadership is to know how you’re doing as a leader. Add a little insecurity into the mix, and it makes things even more complex. Naturally, you’ll get feedback from your peers and probably get an occasional 360 review (both great practices). […]

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CHURCH ZERO

by Peyton Jones: When Jesus ascended with His work unfinished, He knew that no one person was going to be able to follow in His wake. The five kitbags each represent a specific skillset necessary for a church leadership team, like a sapper, sniper, commando, Navy SEAL, and heavy weapons […]

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Episode 245: Time Management for Bivocational Pastors

by NewChurches.com: If you’re going to live bivocationally and you don’t take ownership of your schedule, the whole thing is going to be difficult. In Episode 245 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd share an excerpt from our Bivocational Ministry course with Hugh Halter. In this excerpt, Hugh […]

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The Best Leaders Are Broken Leaders

.et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon A. Cox: I am broken. I lead a community of broken people called a church. And we often say, unapologetically, that we are a community of the broken who have good news for the broken. Don’t misunderstand. I don’t mean that we’re “broken” in the sense that we’re rendered useless […]

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Three Antidotes to Pastoral Perfectionism

By Mark Dance: Pastors and planters know full well the pressure of perfectionism. I have lived and served in the public eye for three decades – fully cognizant of the fact that I am expected to win both at home and church. I don’t always win. Pastors also live privately under […]

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Why Gifting ISN’T Enough

by Peyton Jones: Church planting is the spiritual equivalent of Boot Camp.  You know why they have Boot Camp right?  It’s to weed out the sissies.  You’ve got to have grace, grit, and gumption to stay on and stick it out as a planter.  You need stamina. My biggest fear […]

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Five Ways to Fight Discouragement When You Want to Quit

By Dustin Neeley: There is a reason why you hear pastors say that want to resign every Monday morning – because it is often true. In some ways, this is even more true for church planters. In addition to the inherent stresses and struggles of ministry, most planters also carry the additional burdens […]

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Fall in, Maggot!

by Peyton Jones: Everybody who’s good at something has a coach. Tiger Woods, Tito Ortiz, Michael Hyatt, even rock stars like Bono, Lenny Kravitz, and others have voice coaches. So what does this have to do with church planting??Everything. You might as well ask what a soldier would do in boot […]

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Make Time for What Matters Most—Following Jesus

by Craig Etheredge: I saw an illustration that has stayed with me for years now because it showed so well our limitations of time. A woman took a large glass jar with various sizes of rocks, pebbles, and sand. She put all the rocks into the jar. As she struggled to […]

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Bivocational Ministry as an Evangelism Opportunity

by Ed Stetzer: One of the most vital yet understudied streams of church ministers is the bivocational pastor. This is that pastor who, either out of necessity or intentionality, works as both the pastor of a local church and in the secular marketplace. Already, more than one-third of all American pastors […]