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Have you heard this before? “We know that the last days will be wicked. Very wicked. Just like the days of Noah. That’s what Jesus said.” One website states, “Jesus said that the end times would be like the days of Noah and Lot. Are we living in a day like

For Lyle Dorsett, it was the sudden loss of his ten-year-old daughter Erica. She came down sick one night, and died the next morning. Years later, Dorsett and his wife Mary still are healing. Losing a child is a long, painful journey. There have been times, he says, when he’s thought,

Our team at The Unstuck Group was on the ground working with church leaders from 38 different churches this past month. We help churches wrestle with several common core issues, but leadership development always seems to be near the top of the list. The pressing need for leaders really isn’t a

Today I want to uncover what I believe is the most insidious deception leading Christians into idolatry—even right now. To do that, I have to take you back to the story of the golden calf at Mount Sinai. If you remember, God had just saved Israel from Egypt through many powerful

Is it possible for a church to take the Gospel for granted? Can we get so accustomed to it that we miss its power and significance to ministry? Could a church be so busy doing ministry (good things) that it’s not focused on Jesus? I think it’s possible. It’s possible in really good

ANGER seems to be at the root of the senseless violence confronting our nation today. People are angry.  Many of them do not even know why.  Most of us have no clue how to deal with them.  How would YOU deal with a monstrously angry person? I remember playing basketball with my

ANGER seems to be at the root of the senseless violence confronting our nation today. People are angry.  Many of them do not even know why.  Most of us have no clue how to deal with them.  How would YOU deal with a monstrously angry person? I remember playing basketball with my

“Don’t do stupid.” Those were three words I spoke to my three sons as they were growing up. And I would give them specific ways they could “do stupid.” Why did I speak so bluntly to my three sons? Because I love them. Because I truly want what’s best for them. Because

Children’s Ministry can easily become an overlooked driver to the overall health and progress of our churches. In all reality, as long as volunteers are still showing up and if we don’t hear any major complaints, everything is ok back there, right? But here is the growing truth of our day

This week we have special guest Nido Qubein on our Success Made Simple podcast. He is currently on the board of multiple Fortune 500 companies and is the president of High Point University in North Carolina. His story will inspire us all that no matter where we start God can

Teams lead stronger when they lead together. That’s more difficult than it sounds. Leading stronger means your leadership (influence) and team effectiveness has increased, and therefore you realize greater results. Strong teams that function well are both mature and unified. Unity and maturity can elude even the best of teams because people view and

“Ask, seek, knock.” I only casually read that simple prayer formula Christ taught.  Somehow, I never realized that it can describe three very important arenas, or levels, of prayer. If you can’t figure out why your answers to prayer seem elusive, read on. Randolph Byrd, University of California San Francisco Medical School, did

“Is this valley I am going through normal for pastors?” The question came to me directly from a pastor who was relatively new to his church. He was surprised how abruptly discouragement hit him. More than anything, he was seeking assurance that his situation was not an aberration, that he was

“Crisis management” is not my favorite thing.  It is, however, often thrust upon you out of nowhere.  If you knew it was coming, it wouldn’t be a crisis! Can you keep your head in a crisis?  Do your choices lead to disaster or do they point the way forward? HERE ARE THE

Shoelaces are important. They hold everything together.  When they are tight, they keep you from falling.  No one tries to walk in loose, floppy tennis shoes without good, snug laces. YOUR FINANCES HAVE “LACES.”  If they are untended, your entire life could come crashing down. With up to half of all divorces related

Following up from my last post on this… #4 - Seeking to live the “minimum payment” lifestyle I remember my first credit card…after getting it I stopped at a sporting goods store and bought a gun. (Just like all pastors should!) It was $300 and when I got the bill in the mail the next

 My friend Joe is an awesome financial advisor…and I can honestly say that the dude is smokin’ what he’s sellin’. He is very up front about the fact he made some dumb mistakes with money… SO DID I…and I wanted to share them with you. #1 - I did not place Jesus first

One of the phases of engagement The Unstuck Group has with most churches we serve is our Staffing & Structure Review. I love this process because we’re trying to align structure with vision and strategy. More importantly, though, we focus on getting the right people in the right roles. As we’ve

For the past few weeks I’ve been writing about the seasons of life everyone goes through. I introduced you to the three seasons in my first post, and then wrote about the season of learning and the season of earning. And what’s made me so excited to share with you

For the past two weeks, I’ve been sharing my thoughts on the financial seasons of life that we all experience. The first week, I introduced the seasons: Increased learning (usually ages 0-25), increased earning (usually 25-55), and increased returning (usually 55+). Last week we delved into the Learning Season. And

“I don’t understand why our offerings are down. Attendance is not down.” “It’s a bit scary. If we lose our two highest giving families, our offerings will be down almost 20 percent. None of the younger families will replace that.” Those are two representative comments from pastors who have expressed specific concerns

Growing up, I vividly remember listening to my grandfather Walter J. Nash “The Bicycle Preacher” talk about how Joshua brought the Children of Israel into a new season of blessing. He was passionate, sincere, and very sharp. In fact, I still reflect on the hundreds of notes he inscribed in his

“Don’t do stupid.” Those were three words I spoke to my three sons as they were growing up. And I would give them specific ways they could “do stupid.” Why did I speak so bluntly to my three sons? Because I love them. Because I truly want what’s best for them. Because

Children’s Ministry can easily become an overlooked driver to the overall health and progress of our churches. In all reality, as long as volunteers are still showing up and if we don’t hear any major complaints, everything is ok back there, right? But here is the growing truth of our day

This week we have special guest Nido Qubein on our Success Made Simple podcast. He is currently on the board of multiple Fortune 500 companies and is the president of High Point University in North Carolina. His story will inspire us all that no matter where we start God can

“Is this valley I am going through normal for pastors?” The question came to me directly from a pastor who was relatively new to his church. He was surprised how abruptly discouragement hit him. More than anything, he was seeking assurance that his situation was not an aberration, that he was

This week we have special guest Nido Qubein on our Success Made Simple podcast. He is currently on the board of multiple Fortune 500 companies and is the president of High Point University in North Carolina. His story will inspire us all that no matter where we start God can

Our children will inherit either our fears or God’s promises. In this next episode, Lisa Bevere and Juli Bevere teach that it is not what we say to our children, but it is what we model that enables them to become empowered.

No one is more influential in your life than you are. Because no one talks to you more than you do. So observes Paul Tripp — and in doing so, he accents our need to daily preach the gospel to ourselves. In our sin, we constantly find our responses to life in

You have to invest and manage your time wisely to get the best Return On Investment for your life.

When we hear the word “bravery”, we don’t often associate it with asking for help—yet this is one of the most courageous things we can do. In this episode, Lisa Bevere and Juli Bevere offer insights from Lisa’s new children’s book “Lizzy the Lioness.” For more information, check out Lizzythelioness.com.

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