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12 diseases of a church facility »

By Tim Cool A while back, Gary Nicholson, a church architect formerly with LifeWay in Nashville, wrote a blog about 9 diseases of church facilities. Since that post, our researchers have determined that there are additional diseases that many church facilities — and those involved in church facility care and…

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Why every church should move toward cultural and racial diversity »

This issue of diversity is not only a demographic reality, it’s a gospel reality. What humanity segregates, God brings back together. Our churches should reflect this demographic change. Indeed, the church should lead with this demographic change. …

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Healthy staff norms — 9 principles for working on a church staff »

In my more than 35 years spent leading congregations and staff teams, 9 principles have consistently served to improve morale, avoid problems, and help everyone achieve success in ministry.…

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The Church Executive “Leadership Library” — 6 GREAT Books for Pastors »

A curated collection of great resources for pastors   The Charles Stanley Life Principles Bible, NKJV The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible delivers Dr. Stanley’s cherished values to benefit every Christian in his or her life’s pursuits. The result is a Bible overflowing with practical articles, notes, and sidebars that help…

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How envy becomes respect: getting past envy of other pastors »

Both of us were considered “up-and-comers.” We were close in age, and even among well-meaning men who love the Lord, competition can crop up subtly. …

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Get real-world, in-person church management training June 20-30 in Nashville! »

Church executives of all types know that the church is, in some ways, a business. Whether you’re a lead pastor, executive pastor, business administrator or denominational official, you attend to congregational business of facilities, finances, human resources, information technology, and a host of other issues on a daily basis. For…

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Capacity, character and competence »

While many argue that leadership is not about traits, most will acknowledge that there are certain qualities that are common among great leaders: capacity, character and competence.…

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4 reasons why churches choose to launch in rented venues »

How can churches quickly, effectively launch new campuses without the cost, upkeep & space limitations of permanent spaces? By renting alternative venues in the communities they want to reach. …

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The Church Executive “Leadership Library” — 9 GREAT Books for Pastors »

A curated collection of great books for pastors   Reaching Millennials By David Stark In Reaching Millennials, successful church consultant David Stark shares proven, practical methods for churches to attract and engage young people. Based on principles that built the early church, Stark’s strategies help leaders utilize their church’s strengths…

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From John Maxwell: How character breeds perspective »

By John Maxwell Joseph puts his entire life in perspective in the final chapter of Genesis. During the height of a terrible famine, his brothers humbly come before him and bow down, just he had predicted decades earlier. When Joseph’s brothers realized that the one that they had betrayed could…

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