From Dan Rockwell at Leadership Freak. (There are expanded observations about the second five points at the original post.) The 5 most painful leaders to be around: 1. Nit-pickers. You’re a bad case of heartburn when you belittle the 80% that’s good with the 20% that’s bad. (Enjoy the 80%. Improve the 20%.) 2. Ball-droppers. …

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We’re not just waiting for December 25. We’re waiting for eternity. The time before Christmas can become a focus on what we don’t have; but it can help us remember that what we really need is coming. By Betsy Childs Howard, on the Crossway blog. Advent is about more than waiting for Christmas. The word …

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These seven points from Thom Rainer about why churches can be too busy are worth considering (or reconsidering) as one year is about to lead into another. Many church leaders fail to ask the “why” questions when starting a new ministry. Why are we starting this ministry? Why should we continue it long-term? Why are …

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Here’s a song for the first Sunday of Advent 2016. 1. Long in darkness Israel wandered; Long in mortal shadows, we Walked in bondage and self-pity, Trod in paths of sin and grief. In the prophets’ words He told us, Long the God of Israel spoke; He alone in strength would save us From the …

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