2 Simple Ways to Help Save Religious Liberty

2 Simple Ways to Help Save Religious Liberty

Last week I told you that Houston’s Mayor, Annise Parker, demanded to see the sermons of a group of five pastors and threatened them with a subpoena. Why? Because the pastors had objected to a new so-called “equal rights” ordinance ...

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10 Ways to Influence People as a Leader

10 Ways to Influence People as a Leader

In some of my personal leadership development processes, I try to measure how I am doing as it relates to influencing other people. Dictionary.com defines influence as “the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force ...

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7 Best Practices to Boost Staff Engagement

7 Best Practices to Boost Staff Engagement

What separates the best leaders from the rest when it comes to staff engagement? Our research shows the best leaders communicate an inspiring vision and live it, value people and give them a voice. Here are seven of the 100+ best ...

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12 Ways Satan May Try to Destroy You

12 Ways Satan May Try to Destroy You

The most popular post ever published on my blog is 20 Ways Satan May Seek to Destroy You. There we survey the Scriptures and demonstrate the reality of our spiritual enemy and his crafty work. Today, I add a dozen ...

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5 Triggers to Grow Your Prayer Life

5 Triggers to Grow Your Prayer Life

For years, when I thought about prayer, I mostly felt guilty for my lack of a robust prayer life. Reading stories of great saints praying for two hours a day or more left me with a gnawing sense of defeat. ...

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3 Practices to Attract, Engage, and Retain Top People

3 Practices to Attract, Engage, and Retain Top People

Many people look to Warren Buffett for investment guidance, and rightly so. Buffett is widely recognized as an exceptional judge of corporate value. “The Oracle of Omaha,” as he is known, is arguably the most successful investor in history. Corporate ...

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3 Helps for Praying in Public

3 Helps for Praying in Public

It just doesn’t fit. You spent many good and profitable hours preparing and then delivering your sermon. However, when it came time to lead the prayer, you backed it in like an SUV in a compact parking space. Could it ...

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5 Reasons People Aren’t Volunteering at Your Church

5 Reasons People Aren’t Volunteering at Your Church

Do you need more preschool workers to serve children? Do you need more greeters to greet? Do you need more ushers to… ush? If so, you’re in familiar territory. I’ve never met a church that said, “You know… when it ...

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3 Reasons Your Sermons Need Good Stories

3 Reasons Your Sermons Need Good Stories

“He never preached without telling stories.” Mark 4:34 Pastor, your people love a good story. Listeners who have gone on vacation during the first ten minutes of your sermon will return home in a heartbeat the moment you begin, “A ...

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3 Ways to Make Your Sermons Clearer

3 Ways to Make Your Sermons Clearer

Too many preachers are speaking in tongues. No, I don’t mean the kind of tongues Paul mentioned in 1 Corinthians 14 when he encouraged the early Christians to have an interpreter so that all could be edified. As far as ...

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