I’ll be honest, I’m fully aware that my title is high level click bait material…so I apologize for that. However, I’m not messing around here. And I’m not pulling a bait and switch to try and sell you something. I actually believe church growth can be reduced down to one simple thought. And I’m going…

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Last week, I released the first episode of the Local Church Leader podcast (LISTEN HERE). It is a discussion with Dr. Mark Jones about how God loved him out of depression and anxiety through a daily time of devotion. The response has been overwhelming and the episode has been listened to by leaders all around…

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Today’s blog post is a guest post from Tisha Straup. Tisha and her husband Ben are the Senior Leaders at Bethesda Church in Vancouver, Washington. To discover more about their leadership and their church go to https://www.bethesdanw.com/   THE PAIN OF REJECTION IS REAL The pain of rejection is probably the most difficult pain to…

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If you’ve been online or talked to any leaders at all in the last few days, you’ve likely heard the recent comments made by John MacArthur telling Beth Moore to “Go home”. This has stirred up a number of different opinions and emotional reactions regarding the idea of women in ministry. Now, I can appreciate…

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Welcome back everyone! I haven’t gone anywhere, THE DREAM is still alive in me. Honestly, I just took the summer off for some much needed rest with my family and to spend some time working on my golf game. The family time was fantastic and the golf game is coming around slowly…though I did get…

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5 Tips We’d Tell our Newlywed Selves Today, it is my wedding anniversary and I’ve asked my wife to write a special blog post, because she is a much better writer than I can ever hope to be. Please leave a comment at the end and leave your best marriage advice! By Dyane Davis How…

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CREATING A KILLER CHURCH CULTURE! Let’s be honest about a couple of things here. First of all, nobody has used the word “killer” since about 1995…but I’m bringing it all the way back my friends! Secondly, as a senior leader, it can be a real challenge to build the kind of culture where all people…

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            Church growth. We pray for it, believe for it, strategize for it, dream about it…and then it comes and suddenly you are faced with the daunting task of sustaining it. Sometimes it feels like it is all consuming and more than my leadership can handle. Honestly, there are days I’ve dreamed of going back…

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THE START OF A DREAM Welcome to the Local Church Leader website! I am so grateful that you have stopped by to check out what is happening! It may not seem like much to you, but you are scrolling through and clicking on a dream. This is a dream that started some time ago when…

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