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Why Church Meetings Are So Awful

We don’t hate church meetings as much as we say we do. 

We just hate lousy church meetings.

At least that’s the contention of Patrick Lencioni, author of “Death By Meeting.”

When a fellow youth pastor recommended Lencioni’s book, I assumed the author was handing out tips on how to...

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Five Indicators of a Toxic Culture

  I’ve never met a leader who dreamed of having a toxic culture. Leaders want to lead a healthy culture, and volunteers want to serve in one as well. Nothing will make a great volunteer or staff member run away faster than a toxic culture! I’ve had the privilege to work in some healthy cultures, and the nightmare of a...
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The Youth Ministry Growth Dilemma

More than anything else I hear, youth workers tell me they want their ministry to grow. They don't want a raise or to make a name for themselves, they just want to impact as many students as possible. Numbers matter because people matter! While most all of us want to see our ministries grow, statistics tell us that most of us...
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Ending Well

I remember the day as clear as if it were yesterday. Sitting at the table in the office, with the letter that would change everything. It was my letter of resignation. I had written it about a month earlier and it was time to share it with my boss, the pastor. We had worked together...
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