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5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Small Churches Than Big Churches
Different sizes of churches serve different functions. And they face different challenges.
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Small Church MinistryApril 19, 2017. 5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Small Churches Than Big Churches Different sizes of churches serve different functions.
5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Big Churches Than Small Churches
Consider this a friendly view from the outside looking in.
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Church GrowthApril 21, 2017. 5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Big Churches Than Small Churches Consider this a friendly view from the outside looking in.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
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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.
Use Your Strength to Serve Others
How to gracefully embrace your role as the strongest person in the room
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I didn't realize I had shut them down. As I grew to understand myself better and learned from my mistakes, I developed more skill in finessing strength with grace and wisdom.
How to Minister to People Who Don’t Like You
Eight tips to love the hard-to-love.
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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
What Simone Biles Is Teaching Me about Innovation
Throwing out the old scorecard has changed gymnastics—and it can change your ministry.
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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.
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?
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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.
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? 
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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.
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.
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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.
Thom Rainer and Lawrence Wilson Interview Karl Vaters About Small Churches
These two interviews (one podcast, one written) might give you a new perspective on small church ministry.
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previous articles: 5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Small Churches Than Big Churches; Small Churches are Not a Problem, a Virtue or an Excuse. We
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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.
When Church Growth Numbers Blind Us to Deeper Truths
Increasing numbers can cause us to make two equal, but opposite mistakes about church growth and health.
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Increasing numbers can cause us to make two equal, but opposite mistakes about church growth and health. Church GrowthJune 02, 2015. When Church
Please Stop Saying ‘It’s Just the Way I Am’ to Excuse Mediocrity In Ministry
If anything hinders our ability to do what God has called us to do, we don’t have the option to let it slide.
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If anything hinders our ability to do what God has called us to do, we don't have the option to let it slide.
Saying Goodbye to Volunteer Leaders
How to do it well—in youth ministry and elsewhere
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When a team member isn't working out in a ministry, typically we defer to mercy or grace—“They just need a little more time.” Or “We all make mistakes.” In reality, you need to let them go
3 Surprising Misunderstandings About Church Turnarounds
What one person means by church turnaround might be completely different from what another person means.
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3. Predetermined. One of the biggest turnaround mistakes I see pastors make is thinking they know what the final product should look like. View as Single Page Page:12Next.
Connecting with Your Team
How to keep the lines of communication open
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It softens a heart hardened by past mistakes. It brightens an attitude dulled by neglect. As a leader, you can overcome the past mistakes of a former leader by showing your appreciation.
Why Stories Matter More than Stats In a Small Church
As a church grows larger, statistics matter more than opinions. When a church is smaller, opinions matter more than statistics.
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them. I understand the need to assess our progress. If we don't know how we're doing and why, we'll make the same mistakes over and over. But, as
Should a Church Set Goals?
5 reasons, despite the resistance, to set goals rather than merely to make plans.
The second mindset, a “growth mindset,” means I view my potential as something that is constantly expanding as I learn and grow from both achievements and mistakes.
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