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Pastor, If You Could Just Dance…

My friend, Chris Fleury, whom I met at Saddleback Church, posted this video from Belgium's Got Talent. For some reason, when this guy walked out on stage I thought he looked like the typical American Pastor. What he did next was rather atypical. Just watch... then try it Sunday! Disclaimer: If you are non-charismatic, I claim no responsibility for the results... Need help getting started? Learn to break-dance street-style! …

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Change Your Culture Before Changing Your Structure

If you want to change the trajectory of your church or organization, you need to think about how to create a new culture before you begin creating chaos. I believe that the Pastor of a church is the leader God has chosen as overseer and shepherd of the flock. Nowhere in Scripture, or sheep farming for that matter, do we find sheep setting the agenda either as a whole or in little committees of sheep. It is also true that there has never been a good dictatorial leader …

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How You Can Help Me Help Pastors

I'm coming to the close of my first week as a Pastor at Saddleback and I'm completely overwhelmed. I'm overwhelmed in a very good way with all the opportunities and possibilities that are opening up before us. Many people have asked exactly what it is that I'll be doing. I've found it difficult to articulate my answer fully until now. You see, much of what I will be doing will take place within the realm of social media, and that's a subject not everyone is familiar with, …

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The Blogging Pastor

I was listening recently to a well-known Baptist Pastor who asserted that "these bloggers" were overly critical of his ministry. Blogging Pastors have been blamed for a lot of stuff they really haven't been responsible for. Important issues do have to be raised, however, when handling the responsibility of blogging. …

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