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I was in a church leadership meeting and I noticed our leaders did not know some very important things about our mission

I have a small confession to make. I have a love-hate relationship with Easter worship. On one side, I am very excited

Church Health

In our Leverage interview with Rev. Karl Vaters, we had a first article discussion about church dynamics and leadership based on size.

Praise God for the faithful who proclaimed the Good News of Jesus for the hearts that were ministered to by the Gospel!

Jesus told a parable of the wedding feast, of sending messengers out to invite everyone to the wedding. Here is a quick

A pastor said, “I am tired of the new normal. I have watched church attendance in general decline for decades. It wasn’t

A Pressure Cooker

A great blessing of being at Christ the King is getting to know the people. One couple, Larry and Chris, both now

One of my mentors was wondering how much influence he had in the congregation. He started wondering about this when he noticed

Does your church have ghosts? I think you do. Now, to be clear, I am not talking about New Orleans ghosts …

There are two kinds of people. People who will think 2020 was a waste and want to forget all about it, and

Year End Letter

It’s not too late to email a year end letter.  What is a year end letter?  A year end letter is often

The old saying is true, “holidays can bring out the best and the worst in people.” Even in the church there are

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