Adrian Van Zyl

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23 Things That Love Is

Every year around Valentine's Day I post a list of of definitions of what love is - 23 definitions, to be exact.Since you and I have the tendency to …

Relationships

21 Things All Great Leaders Do

Ever asked yourself: What do the great leaders do that other leaders (average and, well, poor) don’t?Greatness in leadership is in part born, but …

Self-improvement

What Makes A Man

My son came to me carrying the New Testament given to him by a popular men?s ministry. Sandwiched inside the pages were pictures and biographies of …

Winston Churchill

How to Structure Your Church To Grow Past 200 Attenders

It’s one thing to want to see your church grow.It’s entirely another to position your church structurally so you can accommodate growth.If you …

Management

7 Things Every Growing Church Struggles With

It’s easy to believe that there will come a day when your church will never struggle and you’ll never struggle as a leader.As tempting as that is to …

Leadership

Do Japanese youth believe in God? Survey

Often I’ve heard about how Japan is a very hard to start a church and that young people are not interested in God. My experience has not been like …

The Dude's Guide To Marriage

As a pastor and counselor, I have been exposed to many things that make my heart grieve. I'm sure you have experienced the same emotion, if you have …

Time I

5 Tips for Preachers

<b>NASHVILLE.</b> My home church, <b>Victory Manila,</b> has over 125 weekly worship services in <b>fifteen Metro Manila locations</b>. Unlike many multi-site churches we …

Morgan Freeman

18 Amazing Foods For A Long Life

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Warm Yourself at the Fires of Meditation

We were made to meditate. God designed us with the capacity to pause and ponder. He means for us to not just hear him, but to reflect on what he says.<p>…

Grow in Grace at the Table

The Lord’s Supper is an extraordinary meal. To be sure, it is simply an ordinary means of God’s grace to his church, but as eating and drinking go, …

Beyond Thank You—5 Non-Financial Keys to Attracting and Keeping Great Leaders

So you want to attract and keep great people. Who doesn’t?Connexus, the church in which I serve, relies on hundreds of volunteers and several staff …

Employee Engagement

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

21 Things You’ll Never Regret As a Leader

If you’ve led anything for any length of time, you already have some regrets.You wish you could get back some situations, redo some moments and in …

Hobbies

7 Ted Talks Every Leader Should Watch

Looking for a crash course in leadership? These brilliant presentations can help.<p>When I started my first company at the age of 25, I did not consider myself a leader. I was just a guy who needed to serve my clients. But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out how to be a good boss and …

What Should I do When My Environment is Toxic?

CONVERSATIONS: I like this quote I found on the internet attributed to a man named Nido Qubein: “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? A thermometer …

Thermostats

Life-Changing Sermons

What I'm about to write will probably get me into trouble: I'm deeply persuaded that there's entirely too much mediocrity in the church of Jesus …

InterAct

Identity In Relationships

Last week I wrote to you about the temptations and dangers of seeking identity in what we achieve. Today I want to expose an equally appealing and …

Jesus

‘Christian Millennials’ — Not an Oxymoron

Christianity is in decline. The “Nones” are ascendant. And Millennials are the driving force for the entire demographic disruption. So says the …

Social Media

Gen X Is From Mars, Gen Y Is From Venus: A Primer On How To Motivate A Millennial

Baby boomers made a deafening noise as they came of age, demanding that the world bend in their direction. Now here’s a shock: They raised their kids to have pretty much the same expectations. Those kids are now known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, spanning the early 20s to early …

5 Ways to Be More Likable

Even though there were around 20 of us in the conference room, the atmosphere was pretty subdued. It had been a long, stressful week, and while this …

The 1 Thing That Will Ultimately Determine Your Success as a Leader

Leadership is a complex endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.We tend to make things more complicated than they need to be and that’s …

Self-improvement

3 Current Cultural Crises That Provide Great Opportunities for Leaders (If You Seize Them)

As a leader you likely seize opportunities many others miss.But in this particular moment in history, there are opportunities before us that few are …

Social Media

Why You're Not As Grateful As You Think You Should Be

My suspicion is that most of us are not nearly as grateful as we should be.<p>You have a lot. I have a lot.<p>We put on a good face for Thanksgiving, and …

13 Signs That A Leadership Mindset Is Inside You Though You Don't Know

“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born – that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite …

Self-improvement

The Four “I’s” of Every Transformational Leader

A few weeks ago something extraordinary happened to me! For the first time after several years working in a big corporation I felt the presence of a</b> …

Outsourcing

12 Often Overlooked Practices Great Leaders Develop That Poor Leaders Don’t

Ever wonder what separates great leaders from poor leaders?Ever wonder whether you’re developing the practices and qualities of great leadership?I’ve …

Motivation

How leadership is changing in the 21st century

<b>If you'd have told me in 1999 when I started my coaching business that, in 2015, many CEOs would be speaking openly about their meditation practice</b> …

Dear Young Pastor - Rod Plummer - Let's Talk Discipleship

I have always been a big believer that one of the greatest roles of an experienced or older pastor is to empower young pastors and leaders. In this …

6 Reasons Leaders Grow Cynical (And How to Fight the Trend)

Find yourself becoming a little more cynical every year as a leader?Few of us decide we’re going to be cynical…we just kind of end up there.How does …

Grieving