3 Ways to Keep Millennials at Your Church

3 Ways to Keep Millennials at Your Church

The Millennial exodus garners progressive attention each year. I have been studying Millennials all my life, primarily because I am one. I was born in ’82, and as a class of 2000 graduate, I am on the Millennial frontline. I ...

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4 Keys to Accepting Compliments Well

4 Keys to Accepting Compliments Well

A surprisingly difficult aspect of pastoral ministry is accepting and receiving compliments. It’s not that we don’t appreciate compliments or find them encouraging. But there is a danger of basing our identity upon them, or simply receiving them in the wrong ...

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10 Twitter Tips to Impact Your Church

10 Twitter Tips to Impact Your Church

When I first joined Twitter, I waited several days before I finally tweeted something. I was clueless about what to post and scared of saying something stupid! But then I noticed pastors like John Piper (@JohnPiper) and Rick Warren (@RickWarren) constantly tweeting helpful links ...

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3 Reasons to Avoid Cheap Shots from the Pulpit at Immoral Celebrities

3 Reasons to Avoid Cheap Shots from the Pulpit at Immoral Celebrities

In the Sunday, August 9, 2009 Parade magazine, movie celeb Brad Pitt was talking about his life with Angelina Jolie. The rage of the tabloids, they appeared to be in love, they lived together unmarried as the parents of five children, ...

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5 Tips for the Introverted Pastor

5 Tips for the Introverted Pastor

It can be hard to be an introverted pastor. Our culture values the strengths of an extroverted personality more than those of an introvert. There is also the reality that we have a people heavy job, and an inclination to ...

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20 Questions a Pastoral Candidate Should Ask a Search Committee

20 Questions a Pastoral Candidate Should Ask a Search Committee

Pastors toss me this issue regularly.  Somewhere in the archives of our website, I’m sure we’ve dealt with this subject.  However, with over 2,000 articles and no index of these things, I suggest that they google “McKeever + (subject),” and ...

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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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