3 Tips for Dealing with Critical People

Unfair Criticism. We’ve all faced it at some point or another. How we respond in those instances can de-escalate a situation or make it much worse. As a pastor, I’ve had my share of criticism. I’ve felt at times like the pastoral role is one of the biggest targets of criticism in the world. Because …

4 Tips for Bringing Out the Best in People

Have you ever noticed that some leaders always bring out the best in a team? And yet other leaders could take the same team and not get near the same results? What separates these leaders? Read on to find out. As the leader of a non-profit organization, almost everything that gets done is accomplished by …

5 Goals You Should Set in 2014

A new year has arrived! You know what that means? It’s gonna be difficult for people to find parking at their local YMCA or American Family Fitness…for at least 3 days. Courtesy of Imgur 2014 is going to be a huge year for my family. We’re relocating 26 hours away from where we currently live. …

Thanksgiving Shout-Outs

In just one day, I’ll be joining the rest of America and consuming enough calories for a week in about a one hour period. That’s right. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. A time where we show appreciation for things by gorging ourselves on turkey and pie. I’d like to take this post to publicly show some appreciation …

Contentment is the Key to Stress Relief

Maybe it’s an overbearing boss. Maybe it’s that your workload is so heavy you can’t see the light of day. Maybe it’s that co-worker that won’t leave you alone. Maybe it’s that no matter how hard you try to like it, you have to drag yourself every day to a job you hate. Regardless, most …

GXC Core Values: Generosity

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, this core value couldn’t be discussed at a better time. In fact, generosity is probably the BEST way that you can show appreciation for how you have been blessed. At Great Exchange Church, we don’t take lightly Jesus’ words to his disciples, “Freely you have received; freely give.” …

How to Keep Volunteers for the Long Haul

Whether you’re a pastor, AWANA leader, PTA leader, or you hold any other role that requires recruiting and leading volunteers, you know the hardships of leading people who aren’t paid to be there. When you depend on people to show up week in and week out to fulfill responsibilities, it can be incredibly difficult when …

"Oh that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence!"
Isaiah 64:1 (NLT) ∞
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