Pastoral Plagiarism: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Someone brought something to my attention recently. A young woman on our staff came across a talk, given by a pastor, on a church’s website. It was my talk. He had delivered it, largely verbatim, from a manuscript purchased on the website. There was no verbal attribution ever given. Perhaps most egregious was his… Read More

How to Grow and Serve Effectively According to Timothy and Paul

As leaders we cannot successfully walk through ministry alone. We must be connected to people who are ahead of us in the journey, people who are right behind us, and people who are walking alongside us. How to Grow and Serve Effectively According to Timothy and Paul Paul described this kind of multigenerational mentoring relationship… Read More

How Burnout Is Killing Your Leadership

How Burnout Is Killing Your Leadership
What is it that’s drowning us, as leaders? What is it that’s taking leaders out of the picture when we desperately need good leaders? Last time I talked about identity and how the most dangerous destructive force on earth is a man who doesn’t know who he is. Another huge issue facing leaders is burnout—the condition in which we find ourselves when… Read More

10 BIG Things Jesus Said That We Often Forget

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not the things I tell you” (Luke 6:46). “If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them” (John 13:17). I apologize for the title. There are wonderful churches filled with faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who are getting these things right; I don’t… Read More

Criticism: How to Handle Your Critics Like a Pro

So you signed up for leadership, but you didn’t really sign up for all the criticism that came with it, did you? And yet here you are. Next question: Did anything really prepare you for the emotional journey of leadership? Nope. Me neither. Criticism is an almost daily staple for most leaders. You get everything… Read More