Let’s be honest! Criticism hurts. Even when it is deemed as “constructive criticism.” No one enjoys hearing something negative about themselves. But I have learned that criticism comes with the territory of being a leader.… Continue reading →
Go’ ahead and jump! Are the words that my dad kept repeating, as I stood on the edge of the swimming pool contemplating jumping into the deep end. I would run up to the edge and… Continue reading →
Any leader can tell you about the exhilarating feeling of the thrill of victory when a plan comes together and even exceeds your wildest imagination. But on the flip side, every leader knows the agony of defeat when… Continue reading →
Wise leaders listen to wise people. Because the people we listen to impact our decisions, our attitudes, and our perceptions, it is critical that we listen to the right people. A leader who listens to the wrong people is just… Continue reading →
For Writers – By Mark Atteberry
At least once a week someone with a dream asks me about some aspect of the writing life. They assume that because I have written ten books I must know all about it.… Continue reading →
I know that there are many cutting edge books, theological resources, and timeless literary classics that help us gain direction and ministry insight. But please remember that timely and great insight can come from non-ministry centered books.… Continue reading →
I have spent years battling my quiet temperament. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked why I was so quiet I would be a millionaire. I also spent years trying to become the extrovert… Continue reading →
A recent Twitter poll of pastors who were asked what they wish church members knew about their children. Here are the top seven responses in order of frequency.
1. Don’t expect more out of pastors’ kids (PKs) than any… Continue reading →
Pastoring is a unique vocation. But we can really be misunderstood. Even people who have been in church for a significant length of time don’t really know their pastor the way they should. Here is part two of:… Continue reading →
Pastoring is a unique vocation and calling. But pastors can really be misunderstood. Even people who have been in church for a significant length of time may not really know some things about their pastor.
Here are 5 random… Continue reading →