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30
Nov 2017

Why you should hire staff from within: You likely know them better than outside hires. They’re already one of your church family. They already know your church better than outside hires will. They won’t need to spend nearly as much time learning your congregation. They probably already buy into your church’s vision. They’ve continued to be a part of your church because they believe in the vision. Their learning curve won’t be as steep as outsiders. That includes learning simple things like members’ names, the church’s history and the church structure. Moving expenses are usually less......

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30
Nov 2017

For years, well-meaning, sincere Christians have debated the subject of drinking. Let me be clear by saying there isn’t a single verse in the Bible that says a Christian cannot have a drink; although the Bible clearly warns about the destructive and addictive nature of alcohol (Proverbs 20:1; 21:17; 23:29-35; Ephesians 5:18) and is very clear that drunkenness is always wrong (Romans 13:13; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Peter 4:3; Habakkuk 2:15; 1 Corinthians 5:11). The Bible is also clear that mature Christians should avoid causing others to stumble by drinking (Romans 14:21), and......

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30
Nov 2017

We have many incredible leaders in our churches today. But, perhaps more often than we admit, some church leaders stop leading. I have spoken with hundreds, probably thousands, of them over the years. I hear common themes of why they put their leadership in neutral. Here are the five most common reasons: They are weary of conflict and criticism. These leaders have died the death of a thousand cuts. They know when they provide real leadership, the critics and naysayers will come out of the woodwork. Some of the leaders have lost their......

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30
Nov 2017

Every married couple has exchanged vows which promise “til death do us part,” but for far too many marriages, their dreams of “forever” are crushed by divorce. According to government stats from the CDC, America averages one divorce every 36 seconds. That’s roughly 2,400 divorces each day, 16,800 divorces every week and 876,000 divorces per year. So, how do we stop this epidemic of broken marriages? To bring it even closer to home, how should YOU protect YOUR marriage? I’m convinced that if you’ll avoid these 12 common bad “habits,” you’ll be well......

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