Five Steps for Developing Preachers & a Preaching Team

To develop people who can preach takes time and effort. Like a bad diet is easier than eating healthy, it is easier not to raise up new preachers and just keep a heavy load of preaching. It is the path of less friction. To form a preaching team requires commitment.

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Not Whether, But Which

There is no such thing as neutrality. This means that nobody is unbiased. There are no neutral people. Everyone has views on what is true, good, and beautiful. 

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Stop Comparing Yourself – And What You Lead – To Others

Ministry is tough. The daily work is a thankless job. You rarely see the progress you desire. Organizational change takes time. People do not mature overnight. Leadership is already hard, but when you add our tendency to compare ourselves with others, it grows more difficult.

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Four Ways To Maximize Your Time, Influence, and Gifts

Every leader wants to be highly productive and fruitful. It is in our DNA. We want to know we used our time and energy for the maximum results. Yet most of us do not end our day or our week feeling we achieved those goals. That is probably why you are reading this article.

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How Long Should You Spend in Sermon Prep? (Part 1)

"How much time do you give to sermon prep each week?" I regularly get asked this question by other pastors and ministry leaders. The trouble with this question is that it doesn't have a one-size-fits-all answer. Some pastors preach multiple sermons each week.

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When It’s Too Painful To Pray

There are moments of pain that make praying difficult. The difficulty is not from a lack of faith, but from an abundance of sorrow. Crying out to God in the midst of pain often lacks cogency and clarity. It is hard to keep a train of thought when your thoughts are scattered in so many directions.

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Why Do You Love God?

Our adversary the Devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking to devour people (1 Peter 5:8) who answer the question this way. How so? Because he is halfway from getting you to curse God.

Cray Cray Community Church

My church is doing something crazy. At least it feels crazy. We are growing rapidly right now. At this time last year we were averaging around 800 people per weekend in our worship gatherings. This year we are pushing 1,200 people per weekend at those same gatherings. The church is growing.

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