8 Reasons Churches Do Not Grow

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8 Reasons Churches Do Not Grow Why are so many churches declining in membership and weekly attendance? What is causing so many churches to close their doors and sell their property? The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination, in June of 2015 reported that “Southern Baptists are adding more churches but serving fewer members […]

Characteristics of Effective Deacon Leaders

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Characteristics of Effective Deacon Leaders Many congregations have various ideas as to what the characteristics of effective deacon leadership looks like?  What deacons do and how they function is as varied as the denominations within the United States. The book of Acts has one of the best descriptions of strong deacon leadership (Acts 6:1-11) Why […]

Belief in God That Changes into Faith in God

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Belief in God? Faith in God? What is the difference between belief in God and having faith in God? Belief is an acceptance that a statement is true a feeling that something is right a notion that a comment is of value Faith is a confidence in what we hope for an assurance about something […]

Team Leadership and Reliable Bible Stories

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Team Leadership and the Bible The Bible has some great stories on team leadership and those who showed this characteristic. Team Leadership of Noah Noah shows that good team leaders do what is right even when they stand-alone. “When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, […]

Leadership Stress and the Advice of Jesus

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Leadership stress is a reality. I have heard about it. I have read about it. I have seen it, and I have experienced it myself. What causes leadership stress? Is there any hope for the modern day leader? The Difference Between Leadership Stress and Burnout Since coming to South Carolina in 1999 as a pastor, […]

Leadership Failure and Character Development

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Leadership Failure! Is There Any Hope for Change? Leadership failure has been one of the top stories in the United States recently. This year has been an interesting time in the world of politics. With the election of a new president just around the corner, interesting events have been taking place. Our country has seen […]

Evils of Talking Too Much

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Evils of Talking What are the evils of talking too much?  The Apostle James wrote some powerful words about those you do not how to control their tongue. James Chapter 3 1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We […]