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Building Up Without Tearing Down: Fighting Fair

Fighting fair is as much about what we say about others as it is about what we say about ourselves. When we have to tear down someone else’s position in order to lift up our own, we are portraying ourselves as the attacker instead of a leader of thought. This week we talk about how to build a position on its own merits instead of tearing down another.

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Listen First

Being the first to listen in any disagreement is a positive sign of strength, compassion, and respect. Join me this week as I give real-life examples of when listening first made a profound difference in a disagreement.

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Solving the Monitor Mess

So many leaders struggle with the soundcheck/ monitor mix process. Everyone in the group wants to hear what they need and you and the sound tech are driven crazy by 4 words, “ I need more _____!” This week we look at ways to solve this issue and some of the basic misunderstandings about building a solid monitor mix, especially for those groups who do not have In-Ear Monitors.

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Words for Powerful Worship: Awe

Do you ever experience the power of God during worship in such a way that you are in awe of God? Is there still a sense of awe in your worship? Has there ever been? Join me as we talk about the incredible and often missing power of awe in the worship at our churches.

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Words for Powerful Worship: Action

Worship is a verb. If your congregation is not bringing their worship but are only coming to receive, they are missing out on half of what true, biblical worship should be. This week we discuss how to bring more action to your service. 

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Words for Powerful Worship: Relationship

One of the key goals of any worship service should be the building of relationships. There are three key relationships that are developed in worship. The building of relationship in and of itself is a key ingredient in powerful, transforming worship that ultimately grows the church. This week we identify those relationships and talk about what it takes to make them a meaningful part of our worship experience.

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Words for Powerful Worship: Joy

Joy is one of the most inspiring emotions that people can experience. Bringing real, true, joy into the worship of your church can make everything better. This week we talk about the importance of Joy in worship and where that joy comes from, even when you may not feel very joyful.

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Welcoming the New Hire

You worked hard to find the right person for your team. Now, take all of the appropriate and special next steps to make sure they feel welcome and are integrated into the ministries of the church.

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Making the hire

It is time to make our selection! This week we continue our journey in hiring a new staff member by talking about the all-important site visit, the deliberation, the selection, making the offer, selecting a start date, and working out the transition process.

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The Interview

Evaluating resumes and conducting interviews for a ministry position requires us to be aware of 3 key areas: Craft, Experience, and Spirituality. In this podcast, we discuss each of these areas and their importance to finding the right candidate for your church ministry position.

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