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The Right People
Asking the right questions is necessary to get valuable feedback. It’s also important to direct the right questions to the right people. When it comes to feedback, not all people are equal. Two groups that shouldn’t always be trusted include: ●Your greatest critics ●Your greatest...
New Seasons Means New People
When a ministry enters a new season, we must open the door for new leaders. The “old guard” often resents new seasons. I’m a big believer in working hard to lead the tenured believers toward new life. Sometimes, though, they refuse to move forward. In those times, we have to help people...
Lesson Learned: People Before Policies
In any ministry—especially kid's ministry—there are often too many rules and policies to keep track of, and it's easy to get bogged down by all the procedures. If and when that happens, take stock of your priorities and bring it to God. If the rules and policies are getting in the way of safe, mean...
Letting Go of What People Think
Becoming obsessed with what people think about you is the fastest way to forget what God thinks about you. My mom taught me the common truth, “You can’t please everyone.” From my observation, ministers seem to be more vulnerable to people-pleasing than most professions. In reality, we s...