If your goal is to make an impact in your career or calling, it won’t be long before you meet someone who doesn’t recognize (or even dismisses) your talent.
“If you’re trapped in a situation with an insecure boss, this might help transform your outlook.”
As Western culture becomes increasingly post-Christian, our approach to church needs to change because our culture has changed.
In essence, my team asked guests to attend a worship service on the same day to get their immediate impressions of the church. Among those who had a positive experience, we heard a pattern of recurring themes.
By the time someone’s 40 they should know who their lifelong friends are. There are three reasons it’s challenging to develop deep and enduring relationships in full-time vocational ministry.
“Learn the people first—go slow to change—think intentional in all you do—pace yourself.”
The goal of any Christian should never be to find a church you like and sit in the back row. The goal should be to fully engage the mission.
When I was just starting to speak publicly, I was always amazed by communicators who could speak without using notes. I wanted to be able to do that, but I had no idea how.
I feel like I have to hit a home run every week, but I’m too tired to pull it off. I feel like I don’t know enough about the Bible. I feel like my sins are too great. I feel like giving up. If you’re a pastor who sometimes has these insecure feelings, this post is meant for you.
Here are a few highlights that made me think about churches that have experienced success in the past but are on the verge of a painful future. Most of them, like Walmart, will never see it coming. Will you?