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15 Things Leaders Must Have On The Inside To Be Successful

There is a difference between leader development and leadership development.  Leader development is becoming the type of person God can use to accomplish an assignment or task in His name.  Leadership development is developing the skills needed to accomplish the assignment or task. You need both.  And successful leaders focus on leader development just as […]

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4 Things Church Planters Should Know

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At my home church, Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA, Associate Pastor Tim Beard provides leadership to the Fellowship Bible Church Planter Residency Program.  The men who go through this year-long program learn from some of the greatest Christian leaders in the world including our senior pastor Dr. Crawford Loritts. Recently, I had the privilege […]

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This Woman Is Someone’s Daughter

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My senior pastor Crawford Loritts tells the story of driving his son Bryndan through downtown Atlanta and noticing a homeless man.  Crawford told Bryndan, “Son, that is someone’s son and he deserves respect.”  I thought a lot about Crawford’s words this week. On Monday afternoon, I was flying Delta from Atlanta to Raleigh-Durham to meet with […]

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15 Thoughts On Why Pastors And Christian Leaders Refuse To Change For The Better

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Recently, I wrote the post The Most Attractive Quality A Leader Can Have.  In it I made the argument that if you could only choose one leadership characteristic, humbleness would be the most attractive.  The response to the post was overwhelming. In fact, the article’s most quoted statement was from my Senior Pastor Dr. Crawford Loritts who […]

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The Mess Found Below And Behind The Church Stage

Have you ever looked under the stage or behind the curtain at a church service?  It is a mess. Hundreds of yards of wires. Spare parts. Cases to house instruments. Countless water bottles. Extra lighting. Tools and supplies. Ladders. Trash. Etc., etc., etc….. But when you watch a well-done weekend service you do not think […]

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The Most Attractive Quality A Leader Can Have

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Obviously I have met hundreds, maybe thousands of leaders in my life.  So have you. Leaders come in all shapes and sizes.  Some take extraordinary risks.  Others play it closer to the vest.  Some have larger than life personalities.  Others are introverted.  Some are well-educated.  Others have innate street smarts.  Some have large platforms.  Others […]

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Live Blog: 2015 Leadership Summit – 32 Leadership Quotes From Sallie Krawcheck

In an effort to add value to pastors and church leaders, INJOY Stewardship Solutions has dispatched me to attend the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit.  During the next three days, I will be bringing the top leadership lessons from the incredible faculty the WCA has assembled. As a special gift to everyone reading these posts, INJOY Stewardship is […]

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Live Blog: 2015 Leadership Summit – 34 Leadership Quotes From Dr. Brene Brown

In an effort to add value to pastors and church leaders, INJOY Stewardship Solutions has dispatched me to attend the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit.  During the next three days, I will be bringing the top leadership lessons from the incredible faculty the WCA has assembled. As a special gift to everyone reading these posts, INJOY Stewardship is […]

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