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The Cross Challenges “Me” to Ask the Question: “How Should I Live?” | Real Greatness

http://www.pastoralsoto.com/?p=8090 In light of current events as I observe the responses of forgiveness and love from the families in Emmaus A.M.E Church in South Carolina as they process through such horrific pain of the loss of their loved ones. I … Continue reading

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The Cross Challenges “Me” to Ask the Question: “How Should I Live?”

  (Emanuel A.M.E. church has first Sunday service since shooting) Published on Jun 21, 2015 –Just days after a gunman killed nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, worshipers gathered for their Sunday service. “Will we be extremists for … Continue reading

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May the Force Be with You: When Can I use Power to Create Organizational Change?

    One of the common challenges that are facing the church today is the matter of leading change. The biggest issue is that many elder and leadership teams understanding that  their church needs change become more absorbed with “conflict … Continue reading

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Four Practices That Pastors Must Do To Maintain An Emotionally Healthy Perspective!

Recently I have spoken to a few Pastors who have commented on how they are struggling with depression and that the ministry in their churches is simply not enjoyable like it once was in the beginning of their calling. There … Continue reading

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“Shout-Out to A Great and Growing Church – Bayside Galt: Where People are Discovering Authentic Community!”

  This last Sunday morning I had the opportunity to speak at the Bayside of Galt Church and what I experienced was incredibly refreshing! My wife and I were warmly greeted at the doors and were welcomed by a variety … Continue reading

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“What’s Your Power Style? How to use Your Power to Help the Team?” “Tools for Exercising Power” Part 1 of 4

    When addressing the topic of “Power” most people tend to view this in a negative way because they often times have been the recipient of the use of power being used in a manipulative way. I think it … Continue reading

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Seven Characteristics of an Unselfish Team Player

    Casey Stengel made a comment about the challenge of managing a professional baseball team. His observation applies to life in general. He said, “It’s easy to get good players. Getting’ em to play together, that’s the hard part.” … Continue reading

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Three Leadership Lessons from being A Football Coach That Has Helped Me as a Pastor!

This article is dedicated to the memory of two great coaches in my life:       My friend and brother Coach Jim Rios: Jim not only loved the game of football he embodied a unique blend of discipline with … Continue reading

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“Good Team Leaders Empower People”

The traditional small to medium church stays that way because the pastor either will not or does not know how to delegate and empower the members of the church to use their spiritual gifts. For a pastor to grow a … Continue reading

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Growing Deeper At Midlife: The Journey through the Unknown to Become Fully Known Starting Point: My Feet Don’t Stink!

  I am finishing my Directive-Reading Paper for M.A. Program at Vanguard University on how the use of ceremonies and rituals utilizing Edwin Friedman’s Family Systems approach can be used by churches and denominations in equipping clergy leadership transitioning into … Continue reading

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