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My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
I struggle to recall many of the times when God has shown up and powerfully proven his love, but I remember every detail connected to my mistakes.
Five Free Tax Articles for Churches and Clergy
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of ministers' tax returns presents a number of challenging issues that often are not well understood," writes Richard Hammar in "Avoiding Costly Tax-filing Mistakes." "This can lead to
The 10 Percent Grace Rule: Judging Without Being Judgmental
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace?
Even to people I disagree with. The more you speak or write, the more mistakes you'll make. The more you speak or write, the more mistakes you'll make. It's unavoidable.
What Simone Biles Is Teaching Me about Innovation
Throwing out the old scorecard has changed gymnastics—and it can change your ministry.
You see, the new scorecard rewards gymnasts for attempting daring moves and connecting them together in close succession—even if they make a few mistakes along the way.
How to Minister to People Who Don’t Like You
Eight tips to love the hard-to-love.
recently. Over that time, and after making regretful mistakes, I learned to minister to people who don't like me—even people who may never like me. The
Why Church Growth Is a Shockingly Inexact Science
Have you ever wondered why some mistakes will stop the numerical growth of one church, but not even slow another one down?
Have you ever wondered why some mistakes will stop the numerical growth of one church, but not even slow another one down? No Perfect Churches. Every church makes mistakes.
5 Steps to Take After Saying Something Stupid In Public
Mistakes should be acknowledged and fixed if possible. But don’t use it as a stick to beat yourself up.
Mistakes should be acknowledged and fixed if possible. But don't use it as a stick to beat yourself up. Mistakes should be acknowledged and fixed if possible.
For-Profit vs. Church Financial Management
The head of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability shares the differences to help people transition from the business world into a nonprofit ministry.
What mistakes do treasurers often make when they move from a for-profit business to a church? The difference between for-profit and nonprofit accounting principles is significant.
I Grew Up with Two Women Pastors
Seeing two women lead our church gave me the freedom to pursue the gifts God had given me.
adults by age 14, and preaching by age 16. They gave me feedback, support, and love in the midst of mistakes. They encouraged me to be a student of
Planning for Facility Repairs and Ongoing Maintenance
Facilities expert says ignoring facility issues can be extremely costly in the long run.
physical items and maintenance funding. What are common mistakes churches make in managing and maintaining physical assets? They don't want
The Power of Ethical Congruence
Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians.
But, just like the leaders in Scripture and the leaders in history, they make mistakes and they play it out as best they can. They're patriots. They're passionate about the country.
8 Reasons I’ve Started Listening to Church Leadership Podcasts Lately
Listening will never replace reading. But podcasts have become a significant and valuable part of my church leadership learning experience.
Some are visual learners. Others have to make their own mistakes to find out where the edge of the fence is. And some learn best by one of the oldest methods of all. Listening.
6 Common Social Media Mistakes Churches Make
Communicate more effectively by avoiding these errors.
6 Common Social Media Mistakes Churches Make. Communicate more effectively by avoiding these errors. What are the mistakes that churches make on social media?
9 No-Fault, No-Excuse Reasons Many Healthy Churches Stay Small
There's no reason to believe that a healthy small church is making more mistakes than a healthy big church.
There's no reason to believe that a healthy small church is making more mistakes than a healthy big church. Church Growth, Read These First – The
Lead Me On: Mouthy Mistakes
God gave you a voice–use it
Lead Me On: Mouthy Mistakes. God gave you a voice–use it. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. I talk too much. It's a habit. I talktoofast and talktoomuch.