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    7 Systems Every Healthy Church Needs

    7 Systems Every Healthy Church Needs

    A system is noticed the most when it is broken or missing. When it is in place and functioning, you don’t notice it as much as you notice the positive results it produces. This is true for physical bodies as well as church bodies. Healthy churches are like healthy bodies. They are healthy when their […]

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    Preacher: Strive for Clarity

    There are so many important elements of a sermon: showing Jesus to all who hear, powerful introductions, engaging storytelling, effective illustrations, and on. But, one thing that is missing in a lot of sermons I hear is a simple principle: clarity. You can have great power, great stories, great exegesis, great insert whatever you want […]

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    Pastor, You Can’t Do it Alone

    Pastoring can be lonely. Many days you feel like the weight of the world is on you and there is no way out from under that weight. You might have drafted a resignation letter on Monday only to tear it up or delete it off you computer ten minutes later. There is a temptation for […]

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    Become a Preaching Ninja

    Become a Preaching Ninja

    My good friend, Lane Sebring has released a brand new book on preaching and I am stoked for pastors to be able to benefit from it. Lane is the founder of PreachingDonkey.com and the author of Preaching Killer Sermons and, his new book, Become a Preaching Ninja. In my opinion, if you want to take […]

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    How to Improve Your Preaching as a Seminary Student

    How to Improve Your Preaching as a Seminary Student

    If you’re a Seminary student or a Bible College student that feels called to preach, but you don’t have any opportunities to preach, how do you improve? I believe there is one powerful thing you can do starting today to get the most important thing you need: reps. You need reps and there is no […]

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    Assess Your First Impressions

    Every week we are holding worship services, we are preaching and teaching, we are singing and giving. Everything we do makes sense to the regular attendee. They are not going to wander around looking for the worship center or the bathroom. They are not going to walk into your building and wonder if their kids […]

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    6 Marks of a Faithful Preacher

    6 Marks of a Faithful Preacher

    You and I want to be counted as faithful preachers of God’s word. But what does that look like? What should be our guiding light as we continue to walk in, what I believe is, the best vocation anyone could ever be called to? Paul was concerned about this very thing for his mentee, Timothy. […]