Digging Deeper-The Importance of Good Relational Skills

Are relational skills really that important? Jesus spent three years on earth teaching his disciples and really teaching them how to love people and how to relate to people. As a children's pastor or a youth pastor, you can teach a great lesson, you can lead killer games, and you can plan great events. But, if you lack people skills, you aren’t going to be effective.

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Breaking Down the Big Project

Big projects can seem a little overwhelming. The bigger the project, the more unfamiliar it is to you, the more intimidating it can be. I want to help you break that project down into a few steps that can really be game-changers for you.

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When Kids Feel Like They Don't Fit In

How do you help kids who feel like they don't fit in? I think this is a part of every kid's life or maybe not every kid, but it has to be 98 out of a hundred. If you think about your childhood, very few people felt like they always fit in or they were always accepted.

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Together We Are Stronger

From the very minute you wake up to that alarm clock, the very second, you are making choices. You make choices all through the morning, all through the afternoon, all through the evening. Those choices really impact your mindset, the path of your day, your week, your month, and your life.

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Having an "I Get To" Mindset

From the very minute you wake up to that alarm clock, the very second, you are making choices. You make choices all through the morning, all through the afternoon, all through the evening. Those choices really impact your mindset, the path of your day, your week, your month, and your life

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You Need a Mentor

You and I desperately need mentors in our lives. We need people to encourage us, to champion us, and people to learn from. We need people whom we can ask tough questions. This is desperately needed, because there are times we just don't know what to do.

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Ministry in a Movie Theater - Advice for a Pastor

If you are wanting to stretch your ministry into a movie theater, than you must know that it is not simple. It's not easy because if there is any group or demographic that a movie theater is not set up for, it’s for ministry, especially kids’ ministry. They are little people, and movie theaters are made for big adults. However, you can do it, and you can do it well, so here are a few random thoughts that I would like to share with you.

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Leading Even When It Hurts

None of us are immune to pain. Pain is a part of life, and pain always follows leaders. If you are leading people, you are far from immune to pain. In fact, the more you can tolerate pain, the more influence and leadership God will give you because pain always comes with leadership.

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Know Who To Delegate To

Learn to delegate. You’ve heard it said that many hands make light work; you need this. If you do it all yourself, you're going to burn out. You're going to get tired; you're going to dry up. You and only you have so many hours in a day. You're going to find yourself hitting your capacity really quick, so build a team. Build a team.

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Today a Reader. Tomorrow a Leader.

What kind of books have you been reading? What kind of content have you been absorbing? Many times, it's easy to get stuck. You just feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Sometimes it feels like you’re kind of in this blah phase of life, and often the solution can be found between two covers of a book.

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The Value of Relational Equity

In the end, it’s all about the relationships. It's all about relationships. Look at the ministry of Jesus, His Earthly Ministry. He spent three-and-a-half years teaching us how to build relationships with people. He went deep with a group of three guys: Peter, James, and John. He invested in a group of 12, who then invested in a group of 70, who went on to shake the rope, but it all began with relationships.

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Using Words Responsibly

Everyday you and I have the opportunity to make somebody’s day better or worse. We have the opportunity to lift someone up or tear them down.  We have the opportunity to put a smile on their face or to make them doubt and question and frown. It's all about the words that we speak.

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You're Being Watched

Everyday there are people that are watching you. Did you know that? Every day as a leader, people are watching you all the time. They are watching all the time!

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The Freedom Of Self-Awareness

What is holding you back? Have you dreamed of starting a business, writing a book, or starting a podcast? What’s keeping you from taking step one? Learn how to fight back against negativity.

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What Are You Waiting For? Start!

Everyone has fears. Some are afraid of spiders; some are scared of heights. However, we all have one common fear. Everyone is fearful of failure. In this article, Ryan talks about avoiding that fear and learning to take that first step. 

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