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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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First Who

Jim Collins in his book, Good to Great, has a chapter on the principle of “First Who”.   If you haven’t read that book, stop what you’re doing right now and run to your nearest library or bookstore and steal a copy. A...
by Tony McCollum
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I Forgot My Phone [video]

This could be one powerful sermon illustration about community or focus. There’s certainly a sermon in there somewhere. What are your thoughts about this video and what it says about our culture?
by Tony McCollum
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The Amazing, Incredible, Super-Fantastic Pastor and His Church

Maybe I'm wrong but it seems to me that when pastors get together most of the time there's a lot of needless posturing going on...
by Tony McCollum
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It Doesn’t Matter

It doesn’t matter what they say about you. It doesn’t matter what they think. It doesn’t matter if they’ve discounted you or written you off. It doesn’t matter if they believe in you or the dream t...
by Tony McCollum
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When Everyone Else Has a Better Sunday Than You

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 proble...
by Tony McCollum
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Always Wave at the Window

I have four children.  Whenever I’d leave the house when they were little, there usually was someone trying to cling to me as I walked out the door.  When I’d drive off, more often than not, one of my kids was wav...
by Tony McCollum
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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...
by Tony McCollum
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The Success Lesson Disney Kept in His Hat

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 imagi...
by Tony McCollum
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