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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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It’s Not Just in Your Head

Pastors, I want to tell you that the tiredness you feel on Sunday nights is not just in your head. I used to teach technical classes for Microsoft and in those classes I would typically teach 5+ hours a day for a solid work wee...
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How to Truly Stand Out

People and organizations tend to look for three elements when looking for a potential leader.  They look for things like great intelligence, powerful presentation skills or even a certain style or look.  How does he look?  H...
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Hire Producers Not Projects

All pastors have a sense of vision.  They can see things before anyone else.  They can envision a future state that is better and more God-honoring than the current state.  This is normally a huge asset but when hiring new s...
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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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Done > Perfect

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 w...
by Tony McCollum
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14.5 Direct Mail Mojo Tips (Part 1)

For our first five years, we met in a movie theater inside a huge mall. We were not allowed to put out any signage whatsoever. We also launched using the SWAT team method which meant that we didn’t know many folks in the ...
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My Best Friends are Failures

Perhaps it's just me but I find it extremely difficult to develop any deep friendships with people that haven't failed, or won't admit that they've failed at some point in their lives. When people come across as a "never faile...
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Make Your Church Magnetic

The original outreach ninja himself, Pastor Bob Franquiz, has just release a new book called “Pull: Making Your Church Magnetic“. This book distills everything Bob and his team have learned about reaching people and...
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