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The Diffusion of Leadership

My wife keeps a small jar of fragrant oil on her dresser in our bedroom. There are several long bamboo skewers standing in the...
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How Serious Are We?

  Early in my ministry I recall a time during the Divine Service when I said to the congregation, “The Lord be with you,”...
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Hospitality

In all my years working with congregations, there have been few, if any, that have thought of themselves as “unfriendly” churches. But in the...
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Suffering the Critics

There is one particular moment in King David’s life that speaks about his leadership qualities more than any other in his illustrious reign. It...
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A Discipleship Approach for Your Devotional Life

Jeff Meyer serves as Pastor of a multi-site movement in Madison, WI. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership in ministry:  “For the Word of...
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Don’t Leave Your Church

I’m serious. If you’re thinking about it, don’t leave your church. I know, I know. You have your reasons. There’s a new pastor; they...
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Leaning On People vs. Compelling People

The question seemed sincere, albeit a little sardonic. “Don’t you get tired of leaning on people for money?” I had to look him in...
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Preaching with Facebook in One Hand

In homiletical circles it has been famously said that a preacher ought to preach “with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in...
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Is it a Debt or a Loan?

In my devotional time this morning, I read these words from Proverbs 19:17, “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and...
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Money Is Not the Mission

“Money is not the mission. But without money there is no mission.” Those words were shared by a mentor early in my ministry. The...
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The Diffusion of Leadership

My wife keeps a small jar of fragrant oil on her dresser in our bedroom. There are several long bamboo skewers standing in the...

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How Serious Are We?

  Early in my ministry I recall a time during the Divine Service when I said to the congregation, “The Lord be with you,”...

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Hospitality

In all my years working with congregations, there have been few, if any, that have thought of themselves as “unfriendly” churches. But in the...

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Suffering the Critics

There is one particular moment in King David’s life that speaks about his leadership qualities more than any other in his illustrious reign. It...

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Don’t Leave Your Church

I’m serious. If you’re thinking about it, don’t leave your church. I know, I know. You have your reasons. There’s a new pastor; they...

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Is it a Debt or a Loan?

In my devotional time this morning, I read these words from Proverbs 19:17, “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and...

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Money Is Not the Mission

“Money is not the mission. But without money there is no mission.” Those words were shared by a mentor early in my ministry. The...