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Category: leadership

The Reluctant Leader

My own story and call toward pastoral ministry is an interesting one because I’ve never felt 100% assurance of it being the perfect fit. I have always approached pastoral ministry with some level of reluctance. The question of “If not me then who?” has always been motivation enough for me to make the leap to moving […]


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My Struggle to Develop New Leaders

Two years ago I joined the staff of a relatively small church. Having served exclusively in large churches, it was quite a shock to my pastoral system. The biggest shock was the realization that I simply couldn’t do it all. My job description included far more than I could accomplish on my own—and there was […]


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On a Boat in the Middle of a Storm

The older I get the more I see today’s culture validating toxic behavior, making this world a toxic environment to live in. The anti-thesis of the Gospel is the accepted norm: you are what you do; survival of the fittest; the hardest and most conniving worker wins the day. Stress is something only kept at bay […]


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Leaders Must Do Two Things Well

Every year another book on leadership climbs the best seller charts. And believe it or not, the basic idea of great leadership in their book is no different than nearly every other book on leadership written. Leaders figure out the problem and find a solution. And really, leaders must only do these two things well: […]


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The Disappearing Presence of God

From Tyler: In honor of March Madness starting today (also known as the greatest day of the year), I’m featuring a fellow former basketball player from my high school. Today’s post is from Chad Harms who was a ferocious defensive guard at McNary High School and is a pastor near Portland, Oregon. — God’s presence […]


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Gaining Respect as a Younger Leader

Earlier this week I wrote the first of two posts for younger leaders. The first one explores how to gain leadership skills when no one is giving you leadership opportunities. — After Tuesday’s post I think we need to take the next step. At some point—especially if you focus on earning them instead of waiting […]


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