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Recently while watching children on a playground I was struck by comments like: “I am the leader; you have to do what I say!” “No! You are supposed to follow me.” “That is mine.” “I want to go first!” “Hey everybody, listen to ME!” You would expect to hear comments like this from immature children. Promoting Number One in a…

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Culture can possess a dominating, mesmerizing force over a person or generation without absolutes. I am not talking about youth culture nuances such as clothing or music preferences. This is beyond global demographic distinctions. One of the cultural traits manifested by two recent generations but mastered by the Millennials is performance. Unfortunately, this cultural trait seems to have “found religion”…

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My life has been deeply marked by godly men and women serving God globally. One of those couples is Carlos and Zeza Nogueira who serve with Word of Life in Mozambique. Carlos was a Pastor in Brazil for many years before becoming a missionary. One night while we were enjoying some exceptional Brazilian coffee, he shared with me his thoughts…

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A place to step aside from the daily routine to discover new ministry tools, methods and be refreshed. Because you are always giving, you share a need for healing and encouragement. Conferences can be a great resource for your ministry and personal life. Consider these Six Reasons Why You Should Go to a Conference: We all need encouragement because ministry…

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If we are honest, we have all asked the question “Where was God when . . . ?” at least once in our lives. Few of us have escaped an experience of life-numbing pain, suffering or death which left us in a void. What we needed was a fresh perspective: a new foundation, anchor or understanding of God.  Several years…

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What choices must we make in order to be effective in life and leadership? Do we make them once or multiple times? Is there a benchmark for Christian leaders to follow relative to these choices? Reading leadership or management books is beneficial but should never serve as the foundation for life and leadership. We should learn from examples like the…

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I am often asked for reading list recommendations on topics such as leadership, personal growth and student ministry. I plan to share these lists in future blogs. But for now… I wanted to get a little head start on the usual end of year list idea with my “Eight Month Top 10 List.” (These are in no particular order.) The…

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You dreamed of it, wished for it and requested it but never really thought it would happen. Well…it is happening! You don’t have to travel to some distant region, learn a new dialect or talk the church board into a plane ticket…not if you live in New York or New England! If you live in the New York/New England area…

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From the time I was old enough to walk, I followed my Dad around his garage. I handed him tools, held parts in place, and just kept him company. I was referred to as “Little Bill” until the day someone noticed I was at least six inches taller. I loved learning about cars, and as far as I was concerned,…

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After twenty years of Christianity I realized I was only acquainted with God. The dissatisfaction in my soul was overtaken by a longing to know Him more intimately. My quest began with a six month study of the attributes of God. The initial study included reading a couple of books (mentioned later), studying scripture plus meditating on one attribute each…

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