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Depression, Suicide, and the Pastor.

by Peyton Jones: This week Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell sit down to talk about another very serious topic…Depression, Suicide, and the Pastor. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. We know this can be an extremely sensitive topic but we feel that it’s one that needs […]

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The Scandal of Church Planting

by Peyton Jones: Stop and think about the implications of this. Everyday believers who had their gifts awoken, and were living in microchurches found it no challenge at all to organically plant a church when all you changed was their address. When you moved them geographically, they became little seeds […]

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The Church’s Launch Day

by Peyton Jones: In Acts 1:8 Jesus promised his followers that they would become his witnesses, but how does this happen? Looking closely at Acts chapter two again, it should not surprise us that the gifts of everyday believers were at the heart of what the Spirit was doing in Jerusalem. […]

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Why Church Leadership Is Such a Crazy Emotional Roller Coaster

by Carey Nieuwhof: Life is emotional. But if you’re in ministry, it feels like it’s even a little more emotional. As in, crazy-emotional-roller-coaster emotional. That’s true even if you think of yourself as more rational than emotional. Sometimes you get surprised by how intense ministry is. I started out in my […]

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It Feels Good When Your Team Is Winning

by Peyton Jones: The leaders of microchurches don’t tend to do all of the heavy lifting. The burden is shared like the moving a piece of heavy furniture. The same piece of furniture that threatened to break the back of a solo lifter reduces to the weight of a peanut […]

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Inventing the Longer Lasting Church Plant

by Peyton Jones: The race to create a longer lasting light bulb didn’t happen overnight. Thomas Edison poured in thousands of hours through trial and error to deliver a household item to the world that most of us take for granted. Relentless and determined, his constant mantra to his tireless […]

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9 Surprising Challenges You’ll Face When Your Church Grows

by Carey Nieuwhof: It’s easy to believe that there will come a day when your church or organization will never struggle and you’ll never struggle as a leader. As tempting as that is to believe, it’s just not true. Every church struggles. And every leader struggles. And—yes—even growing churches struggle. I outlined the struggles […]

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5 Signs You’re a Lone Ranger Leader (And Can’t Grow a Team)

by Carey Nieuwhof: Everyone knows that Lone Ranger leaders rarely take their organization as far as leaders who can build a team. But here’s the question no one really wants to ask—so am I a Lone Ranger leader? Cue the awkward tension. If you’re even asking the question, good for you. Most of […]

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Why Your Church Sucks at Reaching People

by Peyton Jones: Know why your church sucks at reaching people?“It” was never meant to. You were. Churches are never going to be effective at reaching people. Churches don’t reach people. People do. Churches don’t make disciples. People do. Don’t count on your Pastor to reach people either. They strategize and […]

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The Big Day

by Peyton Jones: So you’re ready for the big day?  No you’re not.  Like rushing your wife to the hospital when you get the phone call from the adoption agency, or your wife’s water breaks, you’re never ready.The first thing that I can tell you about the launch day is to […]