Church Leadership
11 Self-Care Steps For Leaders Who Are Barely Holding On
Motivation is hard. And comfort food feels so good. But it’s more important now than ever to stay healthy.

Lately, it’s hard to remember what day it is.

Without the usual markers, one blends into the other in a confusing emotional haze.

My sleep is off, too. And with my sleep goes my ability to think and lead clearly.

You too? Yes, me too.

So how can we stay stable and sane in ...

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Christian Unity
If “We Don’t Go To Church, We Are The Church” Is True, Why Do I Miss Going So Much?
We haven’t ceased to be the church. We’ll never cease to be that. But I miss the gathering.
If “We Don’t Go To Church, We Are The Church” Is True, Why Do I Miss Going So Much?
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It’s been a month.

Four full Sundays of worship at home.

And with every week that goes by, I realize more than ever how much I miss it.

No, not the building. You can have the building.

Not even the event. You can have that, too.

I miss the people.

I miss gathering as the church.

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Innovative Ministry
Please Don’t Make “How Many Watched Online?” Our New Ministry Metric
While necessary right now and important in the future, we can't close our eyes to the downsides of online church.
Please Don’t Make “How Many Watched Online?” Our New Ministry Metric
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It’s a whole new ballgame.

In a matter of just a few weeks, churches all around the world have a new standard for measuring ministry success.

And I’m trying not to be cynical about it.

So here’s my best shot at a non-cynical (but certainly skeptical) take on this. ...

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Innovative Ministry
I Just Subscribed To More Than 100 Church YouTube Channels – Here’s Why You Should, Too
Here's a simple way to help online churches reach even more people through YouTube.
I Just Subscribed To More Than 100 Church YouTube Channels – Here’s Why You Should, Too
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We’re all doing church online now.

If your church is new to this, and you’re putting your church on YouTube, your YouTube URL looks something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3iMLx7Dyfi3T097D7VEnA

What you want is something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/GodsGraceChurch

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Church Leadership
When You’re Trying To Lead Others, But You’re Barely Holding On
A lot of people in positions of leadership are working hard to fight off feelings of helplessness right now.
When You’re Trying To Lead Others, But You’re Barely Holding On
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This is harder than I expected.

No, I’m not sick. And none of my loved ones are. So, for those of you who are sick or who are dealing with the illness or (God forbid) the death of a loved one, I cannot imagine your burden.

But even for those of us who are simply being asked ...

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Church & Culture
Why Untrustworthy Leadership Is Not Just Bad, But Deadly
This is not a call to trust our leaders. It’s a call for leaders to be more trustworthy.
Why Untrustworthy Leadership Is Not Just Bad, But Deadly
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The most important aspect of leadership is not competence, communication or innovation.

It’s integrity.

When we can’t trust our leaders, life can turn really bad, really fast. Even deadly.

We’re seeing it in real time right now. The current COVID-19 (coronavirus) ...

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Innovative Ministry
So Your Small Church Live-Stream Stinks – Here’s Why That’s Okay
If you want to make a real difference, don’t get bogged down in the details of video streaming.
So Your Small Church Live-Stream Stinks – Here’s Why That’s Okay
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Just about every church is live-streaming their services now.

Necessity being the mother of invention (and adaptation), we’re all doing what we have to do.

Churches with pre-existing live-stream technology are learning how to conduct their service from an empty room, while ...

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