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When Everyone Else Has a Better Sunday Than You

Posted  September 9, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

Some Sundays are outstanding.  Everything just seems to click and everyone leaves happy and refreshed…even the pastor. Then there are other Sundays which aren’t as fun.  The Sundays when there are technical problems, the sermon falls flat, the offering is down, and long-time church member, brother Judas, grabs you in the lobby to let you […]

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Lose Some Weight

Posted  September 5, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

Pastors, you were never designed or called to carry the entire weight of the church on your shoulders. A church is far too complex, with too many moving parts, for one man to bear the responsibility of it all.  No man, not even a great man, can carry the weight of a church by himself. […]

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Lows and Highs

Posted  September 4, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

After God told Elijah to publicly call for a drought, He commanded him to “hide” himself in the Cherith ravine.  Cherith (of Kerith) means cut or gorge.  God basically told him to go and hide in a deep valley. This must have seemed like some sort of punishment for a man of action like Elijah […]

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Done > Perfect

Posted  September 3, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

As pastors, we all want to bring our best to the Lord.  We understand that He deserves our best and it’s only rightful that we give it to Him. The problem is we often confuse our best with perfection and in the process we slowly slip over into a perfectionism that is both destructive and […]

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The Success Lesson Disney Kept in His Hat

Posted  February 7, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

Early in his career, Walt Disney released a short film called The Three Little Pigs.  It was a phenomenal hit.  The catchy song from the short skyrocketed up the charts and together the song and the cartoon captured the imagination of the nation. In fact, the short was so popular that it was held over […]

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The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham

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Leading or Something Else?

I was reminded for this amazing quote today. What are you going to do today?  Are you going to babysit or are you going to lead?
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The Circle Maker

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Rock Stars?

I’m concerned that too many pastors in the church planting scene are trying to look like rock stars. I know that I sound like a stick in the mud and I’m certainly not known as a fashion icon or anything so perhaps I don’...
by Tony McCollum
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Nit Picking

  It’s far too easy to pick someone apart if properly motivated. Ignore your critics.  Decide that you’d rather be the one people talk about than one of those people that have to talk about others because their li...
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Three Keys to Motivating the Troops

I like Daniel Pink’s stuff a lot.  I thoroughly enjoyed this short presentation he did at a Global TED gathering.  I think everybody that leads someone else (business leaders, church leaders, family leaders, etc) ought ...
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9 Keys to Lasting in the Ministry

Some time ago, I came across this article about Bob Russell.  He was retiring after 40 years in ministry at the eighth largest church in America. In the article he shared his thoughts about what it takes to go the long haul...
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When Facing Raging Rivers

I was reading in Joshua about the Israelites crossing the Jordan river.  I was struck again by the fact that God asked them to cross the river while it was “overflowing it’s banks” because it was “harvest season.” It...
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