In Praise of Every Day Heroes

I’m surrounded by heroes. Not the DC Comic or Marvel versions we see in the comics or at the movie theatres. As entertaining as they may be, they don’t really inspire me in meaningful ways.

I’m also not talking about those courageous people who serve the general public by potentially putting themselves in harm’s way. Police, firemen, military, disaster-relief workers, or the like.The heroes I’m talking about rarely get the recognition they deserve.

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The Biggest Hurdle We Face When We Feel Stuck

In this post, I talk about one mental exercise that is often the hurdle to moving forward out of the darkness. The hurdle is natural, and even promoted by the world around us, yet is a contributing factor to people feeling stuck.

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The 3 Reasons People Leave a Church

As a leader, you long to see your ministry grow and thrive. So when people leave, it can leave you deflated and discouraged, especially if they were contributing members of the congregation. Here are 3 reasons people leave a church and why it should matter to you as a leader.

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Getting Heard When It Really Matters – The 3 Dimensions of a Great Message

For those of us in the church world who give messages on a regular basis, the challenge to be captivating, inspiring, and even timely adds additional pressure. Here is a simple 3-part outline to make sure your message gets the attention it deserves.

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Podcast – 9:31 Growing the Church in Canada

Pastor Jon has been featured in the latest instalment of Heritage College and Seminary’s podcast: 9:31 Growing the Church in Canada. it is a 2-part interview with each lasting a little over 20 minutes. You can catch them on iTunes here.

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