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About Chad Hall

Chad Hall is the Director of Coaching for Western Seminary and also serves as a leadership coach for ministry and corporate clients through his role as Partner with Coach Approach Ministries and iNTERNAL iMPACT.

May
28

When a Pastor Prepares to Leave

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Life is full of transitions, but perhaps no transition is more difficult to manage than when a pastor considers transitioning to a new place of service. Transitions are best handled through conversation – talking it through with others. But a pastor who is considering (or preparing for) a call to another church has very few…
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Mar
11

The 7 Commandments for Choosing a Church

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If you’re reading this because you don’t like your church and you want to know how to shop for a better church and you thought, based on the title of this post, that you might get some good ideas for how to find a better church… prepare to be disappointed.  That’s not what this article…
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Feb
05

Four Mistakes Preachers (Like Me) Make

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It’s been many years since I filled the pulpit on a weekly basis as a local church pastor.  When I first stepped away, preaching was one of the things I missed the most.   For several months I found it terribly difficult to attend worship and sit under the preaching of others because, to be honest,…
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Jan
28

5 Things to Remember When It Comes to Church Size

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I have had the privilege to serve as a coach to pastors for over 15 years, and I’ve noticed that it does not take long in the coaching relationship for the topic of church size to come up. I’ve also noticed that some pastors approach church growth with health and wholeness while others struggle with…
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Dec
12

3 Things to Know about Hope: A Christian Reflection

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Advent is a season of waiting with hope.  But what is hope? What makes hope explicitly a Christian thing to do?  And what’s so important about hope? It’s easy to use the word hope the way the world does: to mean a desire or a wishful expectation, but not a certainty.  One might say, “I’m…
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