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Stir up the waters

Leadership, ministry
During a time with God I was reading this: Matthew 19:14 Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” This caused me to think “What hinders kids that I may do or my ministry?” I know that I will never be able to answer all of this just in this quick post but here are a few ideas I think are good for all of us children’s pastors, Sunday school teachers, and anyone who works with kids to look at. I think we can hinder kids in many ways. I think that many of us hinder kids when they come into our churches and: * We don’t treat them like they can make a…
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Did I do that?

Leadership, ministry
I am not sure how many people have watched, still watch or will admit that they have watched the show with Steve Urkel in it, but I will admit that I have seen it. Every time he does something that causes grief, trouble, blows up, spills, and the list can go on and on, he always says in his Steve type way, “Did I do that?’ I have been thinking about how many Steve’s we have in the world. Steve type people who all of a sudden notice their marriage going down hill - Did I do that? Families who have let their children run the home and now they have no control over them - Did I do that? It is time we start to take responsibility for the…
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Growth through Vision

Leadership
We all seem to want to grow our churches, ministries, businesses and the such but more often than not we don’t see that growth. I have spent tons of time at conferences with the best of them, listened to story after story, read book after book about how to grow and yet I still hear and see things remain the same in so many places, churches, and businesses. What is some of the cause of this stagnation or decline after a while? Do we bring it on ourselves? I believe in a saying that I heard John Maxwell say (I am not sure if he created the statement but it was him that I heard say it first for me) “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” It is over the…
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