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Books: People-Pleasing Pastors

People Pleasing Pastors

Charles Stone has that rare gift of knowing and speaking directly to the heart of today’s shepherd-leader about the one big leadership issue we all have but rarely admit – our tendency to want to be liked. He cuts through the fluff and helps us recognize our tendency to be people pleasers and gives us a …

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Pastor, If You Could Just Dance…

Looks Like a Pastor

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 …

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Don’t Believe the Rumors [Audio]

Don't Believe the Rumors

Pastor, you will always have critics, and you will always have fans. At the end of the day, you need to have the guts to believe neither, but rather to allow your affirmation to flow only from the truth God has declared about you in His Word. …

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Change Your Culture Before Changing Your Structure

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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 …

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There Are No Small Pastors

Small Is the New Big

I just returned from a conference with close to 5,000 attendees, mostly pastors and church planters. The content was incredible and the people who lead it care deeply about the audience. The theme spoke to the soul and the workshops were spot on in terms of practical, helpful advice. In fact, Exponential is …

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The New and Improved Pastors.com

Pastors.com

I love Pastors! And I love serving and connecting with Pastors through the greatest website in the web wide world for them - Pastors.com. In January of 2010, I was taken aback by a phone call from David Chrzan, Chief of Staff at Saddleback Church in southern California. We talked for an hour about blogging, …

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Every Pastor Should Read ‘Note to Self’

Note to Self by Joe Thorn

"Preaching it" is easier than living it. This creates significant problems when our speaking talent outweighs our personal character. Therefore, it is imperative that we, as shepherds, shepherd ourselves - that we hear the Word, do the Word, and preach to ourselves first. That's why I love Joe Thorn's book Note …

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20 Questions for a Potential Church Planter

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As we prepare for the planting of Grace Hills, we're praying for God to bring together an entire team of people who feel called together for the purpose of seeing a new church born. A few will be seasoned believers with various gifts and abilities to contribute to this new community. As we hear from people who …

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You Need to Know Mark Howell

Mark Howell

I once had a tradition of telling you whom you should know - leaders from whom I'm learning - and I'm reviving that practice today by recommending Mark Howell. Mark is one of our Pastors.com community contributors and I asked him to become one on the basis of his practical and helpful insights, plus a good …

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Pastors.com… It’s Alive. It’s ALIVE!!!

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Well, the new design is live, anyway. I'm working frantically on the editorial calendar. And we're happily accepting contributions from writers. I'm super excited! It looks sweet. Now it's a matter of re-vamping the rest of the site to offer elearning, a forum, and curation of some great content from the …

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