For Ministers About to Start…Or About To Give Up

Travis Collins, a member of the Center for Healthy Churches team, wrote a book titled For Ministers About to Start…Or About To Give Up (TCP). The following is an interview with Bill Wilson and Travis about that book. Q. Why this book, For Ministers About to Start…Or About to Give Up?
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Church Saboteurs

“Saboteurs” is the word that Steve Bagi gives to the people who intentionally or unintentionally jeopardize both the church’s health and yours. Bagi writes: In our attempt to be fair and democratic we have sometimes allowed people to take the floor who shouldn’t have even been allowed
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A Lesson from a Duel between the Sun and the Wind

When I was a little boy, my mom told me the fable of a contest between the sun and the wind. They were arguing about which of the two was the stronger, when along walked a man wearing a coat. The wind challenged the sun by saying, “I’ll bet I can get his coat off him quicker than you
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“I believe it is God’s will that we. . .”

Spiritual leadership often requires of us that we offer a word from the Lord to His people. That sometimes means we say to folks we serve and lead, “I believe it is God’s will that we…” And that is a dangerously sacred thing. For example, in the 10th grade I found myself sitting the b
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Behind the Scenes at the CHC Training

What’s better than a full day at the headquarters of Krispy Kreme with an unlimited supply of assorted donuts? It’s spending a full day at the headquarters of Krispy Kreme with an unlimited supply of assorted donuts and my new “faith/learning/coaching community.̶
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Murky Waters

My wife and I once bought our kids a goldfish. A few days later I looked across the room at a fishbowl of murky water and decided to do something nice for my finned friend. I scooped the fish out with my wife’s strainer (I knew she wouldn’t mind), and put him in a glass of water for h
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Is Church Harder than It’s Ever Been?

Guest post by Travis Collins. Being a spiritual leader never has been easy, I’m sure. But something’s different nowadays. Sheri Ferguson noted that “radical changes in our society over the past 50 years have fundamentally redefined the very nature of what it means to be in ministry.”
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