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9 Common Types of ‘Church Cowards’

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“Church cowards are few in number but, like a few bee stings from a hive of hundreds, they can be painful.”

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10 Ways to Bring Joy to Your Pastor

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“Most pastors do not expect recognition. But they really do appreciate it when someone remembers them in a positive manner.”

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The Top 10 Sources of Discouragement for Pastors

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“Pastors have pressures. These are the top 10 from the interactions we have.”

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6 Traits of a Church Disrupter

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“The disrupter is just that: He disrupts the unity of the church. He disrupts the outward focus of the church.”

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5 Insights About the Unchurched That Might Surprise You

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“These data confirm that there has never been a more opportune time to connect with the lost and unchurched.”

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10 Tough Pieces of Advice Pastors Have Trouble Receiving

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“Bigger is not better. Newer is not cooler. God has you at your church at this time for a reason. Find joy in that reality.”

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10 Roadblocks to Church Revitalization

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“Since so many of our churches are in need of revitalization, let’s begin by seeing what roadblocks hinder turnarounds.”

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5 Terrible Reasons to Go Into Ministry

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“Vocational ministry is a calling, not just another vocation. If you enter ministry for the wrong reasons, you will not make it.”

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20 Relics of Churches Past

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“The question I asked was basic: ‘What did you have or do in your church 10 years ago that you don’t have or do today?'”

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6 Attitudes That Kill Evangelism

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“I have seen churches make dramatic turnarounds when just one person decided to be obedient to the Great Commission.”

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