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Training Pastors: Boot Camp A Success!

The last week of April 2016 was a milestone for Turnaround Pastors. Not only was it a blessed opportunity to serve pastors at our Boot Camp, hosted at the Craigsville Campground, we made a giant step forward in moving our research findings using The Birkman Method deeper into the training. A common refrain, repeated by

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Motivation “how to” for harried pastors

Pastoral ministry is a boiling cauldron of relentless deadlines, impossible demands, unreasonable expectations, and inadequate resources. Pastors are either eggs, coffee beans or potatoes. When you drop them into the boiling pot they’ll harden (eggs), get mushy (potatoes), or become rich and savory (coffee beans). Motivation – the reason(s) why we do what we do

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Turnaround pastors love the challenge of change

Turnaround pastors are “different.” Sometimes it seems that rather than marching to everyone else’s drummer, they’re lurching frantically from one spinning plate to the next. But don’t be fooled. Their ability to shift attention and their appetite for novelty may seem undisciplined and unfocused. Their madness has a method! Spinning the Plates of Change This

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When should a church initiate change?

My colleague and ministry partner Gordon Penfold’s favorite refrain has one line: “Successful turnaround takes a capable pastor and a willing church.” Our research and Turnaround Pastors Boot Camp© training address the first requirement. It is doubtful that every pastor will become a turnaround rock star, but all of them can become more effective change

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20 Reasons Your Church May Not Be Growing

In a post on “Church and Culture Blog”  (https://www.churchandculture.org/Blog.asp?ID=4727) titled, “20 Reasons Your Church May not be Growing,” James Emory White makes a point about church growth and health: growth is often about “removing barriers.”  He says, “…you don’t have to ask yourself how to grow your church. You have to ask yourself what is

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20 Reasons Your Church May Not Be Growing

In a post on “Church and Culture Blog”  (https://www.churchandculture.org/Blog.asp?ID=4727) titled, “20 Reasons Your Church May not be Growing,” James Emory White makes a point about church growth and health: growth is often about “removing barriers.”  He says, “…you don’t have to ask yourself how to grow your church. You have to ask yourself what is

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If I Had a Do-over—Reel 1

The sixties. Not the decade fifty years ago, but the age swiftly overtaking a person who once hoped to remain forever young. My sixties. When I sit down with my peers, now over decaf not Mountain Dew. Trying not to dwell on meds and memories, focusing more on completing the course and inspiring others to

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Funny Church Signs 2/12/2015

I’ve been buried in research and writing course lectures for the last three weeks. I need a bit of levity today, so enjoy these funny church signs with me! Funny Church Signs [slideshow_deploy id=’5857′]

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Is this the piece missing from the Interim Pastor’s puzzle?

Are intentional interim pastors missing an important piece of the puzzle? How do we explain the fact that some churches are receptive to change and others aren’t? Where do we turn when we’ve used up our best chops? We’ve conducted a thorough assessment We’ve lead the transitional leadership team in developing a plan Our preaching

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