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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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A Category or a Conversation?

Nobody wants to be labeled.  Labeling tends to reduce people to stereotypes and caricatures instead of real, complex, unique human beings. In this video, the always compelling astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why ...
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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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Stick with It

Albert Einstein once said… Don’t give up.  Stick with it.  God will make a way.
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Advice for Aspiring Church Planters

I've got some advice for all aspiring church planters. Are you ready? Here goes. If you can do anything else, do that instead.
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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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3 Things You Must Do When Under Great Pressure

I taught a few weeks ago at church about facing tests in life.  I mentioned that one of the biggest tests we can face is the test of pressure.  Sometimes, God just allows some pressure in our lives to prompt changes or grow ...
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Professional Theorists

I’m so tired of meeting guys that think they’re church planters because they’ve read a couple of books and know a little lingo. Let’s be clear.  Sitting at Starbucks drinking lattes while blogging doesn’t build a ...
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Ready or Not

I was watching a documentary about the early years of Saturday Night Live and Lorne Michaels, the show’s long-time producer, said the following… I bet that statement resonates with every church pastor in the US.  Sunda...
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