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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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Laborers (Free Advice for Church Planters)

Jesus said that the fields are white with harvest and that we should pray for “laborers”.  Make no mistake about it.  Planting a church is just plain hard work.  Even with God’s blessing and direction, it’s still har...
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Penny-Pinching People to Hell

Okay, I’ve got to get this off my chest.  The church is not called to save dollars!  It’s called to save souls!  We can either spend all of our time trying to keep lose change or we can invest ourselves in changing lost ...
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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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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...
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Moses’ Assumption

Moses assumed his fellow Israelites would realize that God had sent him to rescue them, but they didn’t.  Acts 7:25 (NLT) Moses thought that since he wanted to help his people that the people would respond gladly but, sadly,...
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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...
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Fight for It

I wish I could tell you that once your discover God's calling and purpose for your life that the heavens will open and everything will just fall into place but I can't. The truth is that you have to fight for it. You have to...
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Help Share Some Conference Mojo

We want to build the most comprehensive list of conferences on the interwebs but we need your help. Do you know of a conference, big or small, for those in the ministry that you’d recommend?  If so, please reply below wi...
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