3 Ways to Create a Captivating Christmas Service

3 Ways to Create a Captivating Christmas Service

If you are anything like me, by this time in mid-December you have almost completed the pulling out of all of your hair, leaving your scalp bare and an ulcer or two in your stomach just in time for the ...

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6 Ways to Preach with Passion (Hint: Yelling Isn’t One of Them)

6 Ways to Preach with Passion (Hint: Yelling Isn’t One of Them)

Many preachers are like a light switch when it comes to passion, it’s either flipped on or off, either talking or yelling. To more effectively use passion in your preaching, think of it as a dimmer switch with various levels ...

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5 Warning Signs of Pastoral Heart Disease

5 Warning Signs of Pastoral Heart Disease

To the poet, it’s the vault in which dreams are kept. To the athlete, it’s the high-test fuel that propels the body. To the romantic, it’s a gift to be given. To the zealot, it’s what is worn on the ...

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4 Important Steps to Church Budgets

4 Important Steps to Church Budgets

Pastors, let’s be honest. The vast majority of us are not financial gurus. Sure, we can teach the Dave Ramsey baby steps in our sleep, but when it comes to developing a yearly budget for our churches, we might as ...

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5 Things Pastors Want Most for Christmas

5 Things Pastors Want Most for Christmas

One of my personal favorite things about Christmas is the giving of gifts. I’m just kinda wired that way. I enjoy the idea of getting something for someone that I know they will like but they might not necessarily buy ...

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3 Reasons Church Leaders Should Get Physically Fit

3 Reasons Church Leaders Should Get Physically Fit

I don’t run triathalons or marathons. Nor am I a fitness freak. But, as a preacher in my 40s, I’ve become increasingly aware of my mortality and the ever sagging effects of gravity. It was early on in my ministry ...

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10 Mistakes with Sermon Introductions

10 Mistakes with Sermon Introductions

How you get your sermon started matters. While there is lots of room for error in the body of your sermon, there is little room for error in your introduction. It can be the difference between someone being on the edge ...

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5 Ways Churches Can Reconnect with Millennials

5 Ways Churches Can Reconnect with Millennials

We’re hearing more bad news about how young America feels about organized church. Thom Rainer published this article about young church leaders; it also reveals the brokenness that exists between churches/denominations and a major portion of our adult population. While ...

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How Can Pastors Get Through the Stressful Holiday Season?

How Can Pastors Get Through the Stressful Holiday Season?

Miss a Sunday School Christmas party and you could lose a church member. That’s an unfortunate reality that 25-year ministry veteran Larry Yarborough discovered when a church member left the church after Yarborough missed a Sunday School Christmas party. “And ...

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What Do People Frequently Misunderstand about Pastors?

What Do People Frequently Misunderstand about Pastors?

In this video, Byron Yawn explains that many people don’t realize the primary role of a pastor…

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