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It Would Be Easier To Just Quit

When I was a boy my parents signed me up to play Little League Baseball. That first season was brutal. I played right field (when I was not on the bench.) Those of you who have played know that often right field is where you park the kid whose uniform never gets dirty. It is the starting block for kids like me who never played before and are still...

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How To Effectively Join A Church Staff

When you are called to join a church ministry team as a staff member it can be exciting. But a clear call does not guarantee a smooth transition. The church that was described to you in the hiring process may not actually exist. That’s OK, go with it! Stay flexible. Everything won’t be perfect, but you can do much to set up yourself for success by...

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The WAVE

I had no idea that when a friend gifted me with a copy of Reggie McNeal’s book The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church that I was taking the first step on an incredible missional journey. This resource helped me to see missional truths that I had failed to see in the previous 40 years of my ministry.  It helped me to see the mission...

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Discovering Your Next Step In Renewal

The last 18 months have created an opportunity for all of our churches to prayerfully consider our next steps. For a lot of churches, the next steps are likely steps of renewal. Especially if your church was struggling before the pandemic. Many have written that the most important thing leadership can do before change comes is create a sense of urgency....

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ReCalibrating Community Engagement

A grocery store near my house is my favorite place to weigh myself.  I go there because I weigh less on that store’s scales than on any of the other scale available to me. I know the scales are wrong, but I refuse to change because weighing there makes me feel better and keeps me from facing the truth that I need to lose weight. If they ever calibrate...

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