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Are You Self-Affirming or Suffering from Emotional Deprivation Disorder?

As a pastor who has made a living observing human nature and behavior the past 30+ years, I have seen people who are unconsciously driven by forces of negative human behavior that lead them to self-destruct. Among such behavior is emotional deprivation disorder, a term used by noted psychologist Conrad Baars in his important book…

Ten Principles for Senior Leadership Succession

Unfortunately, leadership succession is usually one of the sloppiest things that ever happens in a local church! Most of the time there is no real plan. If there is a plan, usually it is not well thought out and a person is prematurely installed as a senior leader and falls on their face. The following…

10 Demonic Strategies that Destroy Pastors

As a full time church leader since 1980, I have observed and experienced various tests and temptations in both my inner life and public ministry. Often my articles are the results of my musings regarding what I observe or sense from the Lord regarding the state of the church, culture, and leadership. Today my musings…

10 Demonic Strategies that Destroy Pastors

As a full time church leader since 1980, I have observed and experienced various tests and temptations in both my inner life and public ministry. Often my articles are the results of my musings regarding what I observe or sense from the Lord regarding the state of the church, culture, and leadership. Today my musings…

July to September 2017 MMI Report

This has been an exciting year for me as MMI continues to move forward advancing the Kingdom of God through books, articles, audio, conferences and personal mentoring. The following is a month-by-month report in the third-quarter of 2017 July July 2, 2017 – ministered in Frank Dupree’s church On Sunday, July 2nd, I ministered in…

July to September 2017 MMI Report

This has been an exciting year for me as MMI continues to move forward advancing the Kingdom of God through books, articles, audio, conferences and personal mentoring. The following is a month-by-month report in the third-quarter of 2017 July July 2, 2017 – ministered in Frank Dupree’s church On Sunday, July 2nd, I ministered in…

Why All Leaders Need to Be Followers

We have an unhealthy church culture in which people in ministry and leadership often believe they are above what they sing and preach. For example, many worship team members and leaders habitually go hang out somewhere in the church building after they “perform” and do not sit under the word. Also, many elders and leaders…

Are You Fascinated or Merely Interested In God?

God wants His creation to be fascinated with Him and His ways. Passages like Isaiah 40 are examples of how God wants us to always have hearts that pursue and seek out the mystery of God and His ways. Isaiah 40:12-18,21-26Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand? And marked off the…

The Ten Commandments of Effective Spiritual Leadership

As someone who has been involved in some form of leadership and studied this subject for over thirty years, I have observed certain non-negotiables in regards to what makes a person an effective leader. When it comes down to it, the most important elements of leadership are very simple. I have summarized these in ten…

Avoiding the Top 5 Regrets of Veteran Ministers

With over 32 years of full-time ministry, I have been around many older ministers. I noticed that very few seemed satisfied with the way they had prioritized their time related to their ministry and personal life. Because of this, I often spend my time thinking many years ahead when I will be nearing the end…