A Step-by-Step Church Staff Review Guide

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Staff reviews are thought by some to be intrinsically miserable and somewhat useless. They really don’t have to be. They can actually be a time staff looks forward to. I was reviewed for nearly fifteen years in a way similar to what I describe below by elders or supervisors at the churches I served. I never received a poor […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 123

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: What’s the scariest movie of all time? I’d give that award to Silence of the Lambs. It’s also one of my favorite five or so movies of all time. I love a good scary movie. Fill in the blank in the comments section: The scariest movie of […]

The Power of One Good Friend

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In both the brightest and darkest hours of my life and ministry, these friends have rejoiced with me, mourned with me, had my back, challenged me, and coached me. I’d like to think I’ve been that kind of friend to them in return. If I had to, I’d trade a thousand acquaintances for one of these true friends. True friends not only add real abundance to life, they allow us to follow God’s calling more faithfully. The reason is simple: The faithfulness of their friendship bolsters courage that might fail if we knew we would be truly alone for doing what God called us to do.