Articles & Resources

Discover Your True Identity in Christ: Embracing God’s Unconditional Love

May 13, 2024
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We all have an innate desire to understand our identity and purpose in life. However, many of us struggle with feelings of shame, guilt, and a distorted view of how God sees us. In his powerful new book, “Your True Reflection,” Don Ankenbrandt addresses this issue head-on, inviting readers to discover their true identity in…

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Pastoral Transition and Succession Planning

April 21, 2024
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As a church leader, one of the most critical times you’ll face is when your congregation goes through a pastoral transition or succession plan. Getting this right can set your church up for years of fruitful ministry. Get it wrong, and you may find yourself struggling through decline, loss of trust, and conflict. That’s why…

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Bringing Order from Chaos: Biblical Leadership Principles for Overcoming Organizational Turmoil

April 8, 2024
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In a world filled with chaos and uncertainty, effective leadership is crucial for organizations to thrive. On a recent episode of the StrongTeams.com podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Gary Harpst, a New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, and former successful CEO, who shared powerful biblical insights for leaders to overcome organizational chaos. According…

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Rethinking How We Preach for the Digital Age

March 25, 2024
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The Disconnect Between Preaching and Modern Audiences In today’s digital world, the way people consume content has fundamentally shifted. The traditional model of lengthy sermons delivered live from a stage may no longer effectively reach younger generations. I recently interviewed David Murrow on the subject of online sermons, and while I’m concerned that streaming services…

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The Sacredness of Secular Work: How Your Job Matters to God

March 11, 2024
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As Christians, we often view our day jobs as necessary evils – just a means to support the “real” spiritual work. But according to Jordan Raynor, this perspective is not only deeply unfulfilling, it’s unbiblical. In his latest book “The Sacredness of Secular Work,” Raynor makes a compelling case that all our work, both inside…

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Building Strong, Self-Led Teams: Insights from Navy SEALs and Business Leaders

February 26, 2024
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What enables some teams to achieve incredible results while others flounder? That question drove my recent conversation with Chris Mefford and Kyle Bucket, authors of the book “Leadership is Overrated: How the Navy SEALs and Successful Businesses Create Self-Led Teams That Win.”  Chris serves as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at TCW Global, while Kyle…

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Building a Strong Senior Leadership Team: A Conversation with Tony Morgan of The UnStuck Group

February 9, 2024
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What separates a church that’s just getting by from one that’s thriving and making an impact in people’s lives? Strong leadership – and specifically, a strong senior leadership team.  My guest on the StrongTeams.com podcast this week is Tony Morgan, founder of the Unstuck Group, an expert on team development and alignment. Tony consults with…

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Strengthening Pastoral Integrity: A Conversation with Dr. David Fletcher of XPastor.org

January 19, 2024
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By Rodney Cox I recently had the privilege of speaking with Dr. David “Fletch” Fletcher, founder of XPastor.org, about the vital yet often overlooked topic of strengthening integrity in church leadership. With over 35 years serving in various pastoral roles, Fletch has seen both the best and worst of church leadership. This wealth of experience…

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Our Top Five Articles of 2023

December 22, 2023
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As we say farewell to 2023, let’s rewind and revisit the cream of the content crop. The following articles were our top five most-read of the past year. If you find one you like, be sure to share it with a friend.   3 Qualities of a High Performance Culture Are you cultivating a high…

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