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3 Resolutions Every Church Communicator Must Make

It’s the new year! For a goal-oriented person, I find myself giddy with the prospects of this clean slate where I can project future outcomes. All this while most are deciding resolutions for the new year. The difference? Resolutions are slight course corrections that will impact your goals. Sure, you may want...

Catalyst 2009 Here I Come!

I've been going to Church conferences for years and I have the privilege to speak at many of them. I'm always amazed at the people I meet. Genuinely interesting folk who love the Lord and want to be around other believers. For a few years I've heard a lot of great things about...

Step 1 to Church Failure: Easy to Fall Into

Hubris: noun; excessive pride or self-confidence. Proverbs 16:18 says that, “pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.” Perhaps this biblical admonition should make step one obvious. According to Jim Collins, when he analyzed the failing businesses in his study, they all started with Hubris bred by success. I believe...

The 5 Steps to a Failing Church

I have the privilege of traveling around the United States and Canada as I speak at Church conferences and meet with Pastors. I visit with them and hear about various programs and leadership issues. In the last year, it seems like the stories of success have been outweighed by stories of dismal...