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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In the second episode of the Local Church Leader Podcast I have a great conversation with Bryan & Bonnie Pue of The Union Movement, a ministry focused on teaching the truth of God’s design for relationships and sexuality. We take some time to talk about sex and sexuality, how the church can get better at…

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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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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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