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Avoiding 3 Common Pitfalls of the Enneagram

By Jeff Jamba Enneafever!  It seems everyone in ministry is talking about it.  Andy Stanley (https://andystanley.com/podcast/enneagram-for-leaders-part-1/) recently devoted not one, but two leadership podcasts to it.  In particular among younger leaders, it’s growing popularity and staying power only seems to…

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Leading Change in the Church

by Jeff Jamba Leading change is difficult anywhere. Leading change in the church can be particularly difficult because many churches not only function as complex organizations but also as extended family for many people.  Leading change well in the church…

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Timing is Everything

On a recent flight from Houston, I was looking at my boarding pass after takeoff. Just a few minutes before we departed, this paper was a great necessity to me; it provided my access to my seat on the plane.…

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NextGen Ministry, Part 2

By Jeff Jamba How to do NextGen Ministry well when your church is not large enough to have a NextGen or Family Pastor: Okay, hopefully you’ve rallied a team since my previous blog and have 6-8 people who are willing…

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Ready for NextGen Ministry?

by Jeff Jamba How to do NextGen Ministry well when your church is not large enough to have a NextGen or Family Pastor: Someone recently asked me a great question: how can we develop a NextGen ministry if we are…

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Seasons of Ministry Balance or Fatigue

Once the fall season kicks into its own rhythm, it's easy to assume there's a moment to relax, enjoy the seasonal changes along with a latte--spiced pumpkin of course. And just then, you realize Christmas isn't too far away. We…

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It’s Summertime and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy

I love summer, the opportunity it brings for golf, beach trips, and late sunsets. Recently I enjoyed an evening outside watching grandsons toss a frisbee as adults shared small talk on a cool Michigan night. Soon to follow was the…

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Growing Younger

We had the privilege recently to attend a conference where the focus was on churches who need to do everything they can to revitalize—by GROWING YOUNGER. This conference was hosted by a church that realized they were aging and on…

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Love Your Neighbor

Today was a gorgeous fall day. I love this time of the year. After a great morning at church, hearing the pastor boldly challenge the congregation to understand that our relationship with the Lord is not meant to be self-absorbed…

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Are You Stuck?

Last night we flew home from Atlanta, GA and found ourselves in the “basic economy” section of the jet, i.e. the last row of the confined seats. Have you ever sat there? It’s conveniently located to the lavatory along with…

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