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Turnaround pastors get free professional development help

Other people. The Turnaround pastor’s most effective professional development tool. More important than biblical languages. More important that seminary education. More important than professional certification. The only “tool” that surpasses the value of other people is the call to ministry and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Consider the following three scenarios. Scenario 1 –

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Thanks to my friends at BoldGrace for publishing one of my recent articles, “Et tu, Brute?”

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When all else has failed

Where do you turn after everything you’ve tried has failed? You’ve been to the church growth seminars. All the recipes and formulas guaranteed to rocket your congregation to growth sit in 3-ring binders that line your shelves. You’ve tried the church health route, you’ve done your best to insure that the congregation is emotionally healthy

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Help me find the answer to my question!

I could use your help. Before I tell you what I need, let me set the stage by giving you a bit of background on the project I’m working on. Then perhaps my question will make a little more sense. I’m working on a theory: the leadership skills that are distinctive of successful turnaround pastors can

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Preparing a new research project into values

A colleague and I are a survey instrument to research how the values of growing churches (conversion growth) compare to those of plateaued or declining churches (little or no conversion growth). The objective of the study is to determine if there is a discrete set of values that distinguishes growing churches. The primary tool will

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8 items worth clipping into Evernote

There are a lot of rich offerings in this week’s blogosphere. I’ve book marked a few of the best articles from around the web for import and tagging into my Evernote file. Maybe you’ll find some value in these: Seven types of people who surround leaders 9 Reasons your church needs to host a 5k

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Why I’m angry with church planters

I’m angry at church planters. Well, two of them at least. Twice I’ve been called as the intentional interim pastor to churches that had been ill-served by the planting pastor. Both churches were in financial trouble, on the verge of ruin, and in serious danger of losing their properties when I was called. Both churches

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My friend and colleague Jeremy Myers has an excellent post on one of the more horrifying texts in scripture up at his blogsite, Till He Comes. Check it out.

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