becoming a problem solver

One of the many skills we are attempting to teach our children is the skill of being a problem solver. Being someone who can solve problems… Those right in front of you Those out in the distance Those you can’t see yet but you know are coming Those for the good of those you lead […]

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the 9:1 rule

For every 9 people who love you, there is 1 who is your faithful critic. In this case, the last thing you want to do is spend time focusing on the 1 to the detriment of the 9. Stay focused on the mission and push ahead with the 9, but expect the 1 to always […]

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5 Ways to Build Good Culture

When you lead a growing church, creating culture is something that you have to always keep doing. If you are growing, that means new people are coming. And if new people are coming, then you have to teach them your culture. The adverse is also true. If you are not growing, there is a reason […]

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Leaders make excuses

When things aren’t going your way, it’s human nature to shift the blame. The weather was bad. There was something going on in the city that day. My family was sick. I didn’t sleep well last night. We’ve had some unexpected expenses. They were rude. They were incompetent. We are running out of money. I […]

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