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Lies Pastors Believe

By Daniel Im: I know it’s hard to believe, but pastors are human too. Like the rest of us, pastors are susceptible to believing lies. Lying is the native language of our heart, which started back in the Garden of Eden. Although pastors constantly teach about truth and love, they also […]

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Three Differences Between a Campus Pastor and an Associate Pastor

By Sam Yoon: One of the most common questions I am asked as a campus pastor is, “What’s the difference between the role of the campus pastor and the associate pastor?” That’s definitely a question I asked and wondered when I served as an associate pastor. And now having been on […]

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The Spiritual Practice of Silence

by Brandon Cook: Think of your brain as a series of roads that you travel every day. This is actually what your brain is like on a physical level: a series of ruts—like paths or highways—that your thoughts travel over and over again. Have you ever noticed how you often have […]

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7 Leadership Blind Spots That Drive Your Team Crazy

by Carey Nieuwhof: If you lead, you are more than aware of the incredible responsibility you have toward others. Leadership, by definition, is not a solo sport. You’re leading others, and how you do it ultimately determines how effective you are as a leader. It also means you need to become exceptionally self-aware of […]

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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 […]