Why Church Leaders drop out of the race

It goes something like this: Divine Call/Education → Conflict/Badgering → Disillusionment/Burnout → Eventual Dropout Many serious ministers have stepped out of their lane and quit running God’s race for their life because of this pattern. A divine calling to church ministry gets responded to via enrollment in some form of Bible College, seminary, or ministerial training venue. That […]

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Lonely at the top

It’s lonely at the top. Do you agree with that statement? Has it been true for you in your ministry experience? Some leaders renounce that statement, saying that we are only as lonely as we  choose to be, and that being a senior level leader does not mean we have to live in misunderstood isolation. […]

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The world’s greatest job (message to pastors and ministry leaders)

Do you like being in the ministry? Is it the greatest job you could ever imagine having, or is it vastly different from what you expected? Does it routinely bring life to your soul, or is it slowly crushing the life out of you and your loved ones? You’re probably as familiar as I am with […]

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The flip side of your gifts and talents

Your strengths, gifts, and talents–all of the things that make you well-suited for your particular calling–have a flip side to them. And it’s crucial that we understand it because just as our gifts can bring us success, their flip side can be our undoing. On the one hand they make us effective as servant-leaders, but […]

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