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Christian tragedy

More than any other cause, the national recession notwithstanding, the Crystal

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Lead during conflict

Every position of leadership has its nuances. We pastors are no different.

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Employee appreciation

When was the last time you’ve shown appreciation for your employees or your co-worker?

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Ambushed

Checked my schedule, I’ve got a meeting at 10:00, lunch appointment and emails all afternoon.

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Fish in a pond

Outside our office we have a nice fish pond with a little waterfall and all the trimmings. We keep

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Leading by listening

One of the lost arts in leadership is the simple art of listening. It has been said that we have two ears but only one mouth so we can hear twice as much as we say. Unfortunately, I was one of those individuals that had this insatiable need to fill in the silence in many meeting with my own words and my own thoughts.

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Lessons from my newspaper

Don’t make staying in church a chore. The church should have high expectations of members. Church leaders should hold people accountable.

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Meet Larry Osborne

Larry Osborne says he grew up in a rather legalistic church and that it tended to confuse American values with Biblical values. “Frankly, it turned me off to both God and the church. But by my senior year in high school, through the influence of my parents — who are amazingly godly people without a trace of legalism — and my youth pastor — who is now my Executive Pastor — I came to Christ.

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New ministry ideas

Excessive focus on numbers can obscure other issues that relate to the future faithful ministry of the church. Do you have a working system to facilitate assimilating people into small groups or areas of service?

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Lessons from the bowling alley

Growing up in the Midwest I thought that bowling was an Olympic sport. I loved to go bowling; after all, what else is there to do in sub-freezing temperatures four months out of the year. While I’ve never bowled a perfect game, I’ve come pretty close on a few occasions.

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