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Contemplative-Mystical Christianity Compared to Mainstream-Evangelical Christianity: A Comparison in Language, Emphasis, and Perspective

In recent years I have come across two types of evangelical Christians who are interested in contemplative-mystical Christianity: Some are actively practicing evangelical Christians in their local church but frustrated by what they perceive as the lack of spiritual nurturing taking place. Often this is expressed as a feeling of being stuck in their spiritual... Continue Reading

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Do’s and Don’ts for a Ministers Spiritual Retreat Day

What is a spiritual retreat day? A concise definition is “a planned day away from work to focus exclusively on your personal spiritual life – your heart, soul, and mind.” The beginning of a new year is a good time to schedule a personal spiritual retreat day. In the article 15 Ways To Make A... Continue Reading

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5 Things To Do If You Are Overly Invested In Ministry

In our last article we looked at 10 signs that you might be overly invested in your ministry.  We noted that you can easily let your ministry dictate your happiness, identity and well-being. And that emotional investment in your ministry is only healthy to a degree, that when it goes overboard telltale problem behaviors begin... Continue Reading

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How To Tell An Employee They Made A Mistake

If you are responsible for supervising people one of the most difficult parts of your job is to point out the mistakes of those you work with. No doubt that it is uncomfortable to call out mistakes. Often it is easier to look the other way than engage in a difficult conversation. But, on some... Continue Reading

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Steve Jobs 3-Point Formula For Leading Effective Meetings

Various management studies concur that most organizations and businesses chronically suffer from too many meetings and not enough time to get work done. There is just not enough time in the day to fit it all in. Harvard Review and Inc., among other publications, reported that management is increasingly buried in meetings. The reasons are... Continue Reading

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The Value Of Deep And Wide Thinking

Several years ago, my Leadership Coach and mentor remarked, “Jim, you are a 10 deep and a 10 wide.” Caught somewhat by surprise I asked him to unpack that further for me. He went on to say that I had the ability to think both deeply and broadly, to see both in detail as well... Continue Reading

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The Power Of The Minimum Allocation Of Resources Principle

Recently we wrote about The Power of Abundance Mentality and The Power of Scarcity Mentality. In this article we will examine the power of a minimum allocation of resources. The Minimum Allocation of Resources Principle is an approach to resource management that every effective and efficient manager understands. The principle suggests that the minimum number... Continue Reading

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How To And Not To Support People In Pain

In the movie Regarding Henry the Harrison Ford character is a successful attorney in a prominent New York law firm. Tragically he is shot in an armed robbery leaving him unable to talk or walk. After months of physical therapy, he returns to work and his colleagues don’t know how to relate to him when... Continue Reading

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Is Christianity An Adolescent Religion?

Eastern Religions and Eastern expressions of Christianity have been known to refer to Western Christianity, especially Christian Evangelicals, as an adolescent religion. When I initially read this I had feelings of righteous indignation well up inside me, but upon closer examination of the evidence used to support their claim I came to better understand that... Continue Reading

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The Two Disappointments Goals Oriented People Must Prepare For

Goal setting and the pursuit of goals is generally perceived as positive activities for any person or organization wishing to accomplish meaningful results. What is rarely acknowledged is the two disappointments that accompany the pursuit of goals. One of the two disappointments is that of failing to reach a goal. The other is when one... Continue Reading

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Jim Baker

Jim is a Church Organizational Leadership and Management Coach, Consultant and Trainer. Throughout his career Jim has demonstrated a passion for showing Pastors and Ministers how to use organizational tools for church and personal growth and health.

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“For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how well ordered you are and the strength of your faith in Christ.” Colossians 2:5