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It’s the Wrong News!

  As we celebrate the advent our King Jesus, we seek to focus on peace, joy and blessing to the whole world. It only...
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Learning Leadership

Our family just recently moved into Los Angeles. While the song might say “nobody walks in L.A.,” we love to stroll to all our...
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What Do People Look for in a Leader?

Randy Raasch has served as pastor of First Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cedarburg, Wisconsin for more than 25 years. Here he shares with LCEF blog...
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CAMP Resilience

Jeff Meyer serves as Pastor of a multi-site movement in Madison, WI. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership in ministry:  One of the most...
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The Gift of Encouragement

When was the last time you encouraged someone on your staff to rediscover his or her creativity? When was the last time you nudged...
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Missionary Questions

  “Just ask yourself: ‘At the end of this process, what do I want the student to be and what do I want the...
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Post-Event Blues

Easter Monday. December 26. Thursday after a conference. All days that can plunge a ministry leader into “post-event blues.” Back to normal. Back to...
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Mature Stewardship

“Yeah, sure, if I won the lotto, I’d….” It turns out this quip often heard around capital campaigns, stewardship drives and other spirit-maturing opportunities,...
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The Church Has a Language Problem

The church has a language problem. No, it isn’t because pastors are swearing from the pulpit. The issue here is with words that lifelong...
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Seven Things Leaders Do and Don’t Do

There is an ongoing discussion about whether leaders are born or made. While I believe there is a spiritual gift of leadership, I’m not...
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It’s the Wrong News!

  As we celebrate the advent our King Jesus, we seek to focus on peace, joy and blessing to the whole world. It only...

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Learning Leadership

Our family just recently moved into Los Angeles. While the song might say “nobody walks in L.A.,” we love to stroll to all our...

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What Do People Look for in a Leader?

Randy Raasch has served as pastor of First Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cedarburg, Wisconsin for more than 25 years. Here he shares with LCEF blog...

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CAMP Resilience

Jeff Meyer serves as Pastor of a multi-site movement in Madison, WI. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership in ministry:  One of the most...

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The Gift of Encouragement

When was the last time you encouraged someone on your staff to rediscover his or her creativity? When was the last time you nudged...

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Missionary Questions

  “Just ask yourself: ‘At the end of this process, what do I want the student to be and what do I want the...

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Post-Event Blues

Easter Monday. December 26. Thursday after a conference. All days that can plunge a ministry leader into “post-event blues.” Back to normal. Back to...

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Mature Stewardship

“Yeah, sure, if I won the lotto, I’d….” It turns out this quip often heard around capital campaigns, stewardship drives and other spirit-maturing opportunities,...

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The Church Has a Language Problem

The church has a language problem. No, it isn’t because pastors are swearing from the pulpit. The issue here is with words that lifelong...

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