Improving Your Serve

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Are You Improving Your Serve? A leader is not one who loves to run others, but one who carries water for his people so they can do their jobs. -Robert Townsend Moses was a great leader appointed by God for a task that only he could accomplish. Sure he messed up, had some doubts and […]

How Pastors Think

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The issues that face pastors today are enormous. I personally think being a pastor is one of the toughest jobs in North America. Many men have gone into ministry with the goal to win the world for Christ only to crash and burn within a few years. I deal with them every week. Many come […]

Ministry with Purpose

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We have no guarantees of a long life. Yesterday, Cindy and I were going about our own business driving home on the interstate. Suddenly a driver cut us off and we found ourselves in an uncontrolled fish tail. I’m not exactly sure what happened, but I knew that there was little I could have done […]

Push Back

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One of those created phrases that has come into vogue in the last few years is push back. This much needed activity is essential in the development of teams and consensus. When a team is dominated by a leader who is the “boss”, creativity and ingenuity take a hike. Great leaders tap into the collective […]

The Win Zone

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I heard a story today of a football team that decided that they would just play out a game rather than win a game. They were ahead by a large margin, so they quit playing to win and started playing not to loose. They started backing off in the intensity of their hits and tackles. […]

Who is Monty Hale?

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Monty Hale is the Director of the Pastoral Ministries Group of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. His duties include assisting pastors and churches in transition; developing projects and initiatives to promote healthy leaders, and assisting churches with effective conflict resolution Prior to joining the SCBC staff in April 2005, Hale served as Leadership Development Specialist […]