Posts by Scott Magdalein

How to Plan and Lead a Bible Study for Business Leaders in Your Church

Most churches are missing an incredible opportunity to disciple the most influential leaders in their church. I’m not talking about the church staff or the team leaders. I’m talking about your community’s business leaders. Business leaders, more specifically business owners and top executives at larger companies, should be discipled in a unique way. Here’s why.…

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8 Poor Excuses Pastors Use for Not Resting Properly

Every pastor I’ve known has been bad at resting at some point in their ministry. It’s understandable. Most people tend to pour everything they have into what they’re passionate about. Add to that passion the burden for souls to be saved and Christians to be discipled and you have a recipe for serious overwork. You…

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Your Last Minute Checklist for a Great VBS This Summer

Vacation Bible School is coming. (As I wrote this post, I prayed for you. I prayed that God would give your ministry fruit from this massive labor of love and give you peace in the midst of anxiety and long task lists.) In my experience, the weeks before VBS each year are hectic and stressful.…

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The One Thing Most Church Staffs Are Missing

The phrase “one another” is used 100 times in the New Testament. You may have heard or preached a sermon on the “one anothers” of the Bible. You may even fully understand that the “one anothers” apply to the whole body of the church. Good! But I want to challenge you to apply the “one…

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Effective Kids Ministry Communication: Keeping Volunteers in the Loop

Leading a children’s ministry is a unique experience. One might say that you live in three totally different worlds. In one space, you’re communicating timeless truths to children who have limited life experience. For example, how do you explain sin in real terms without scaring, scarring, or shaming young hearts. In the second space, you’re…

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