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February 2014: Expectations

volume 35, Issue 2

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From The Editor

What Do You Expect?

What Do You Expect?

Are expectations forcing you into a role that isn’t true to your calling?


Failing Them Softly

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Disappointing people's expectations is inevitable. Just do it at a rate they can tolerate.
5 Myths About Small Church Pastors

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It's time to rethink our assumptions about "micro" ministry.
Irritating Stereotypes That Make Me a Better Pastor

Irritating Stereotypes That Make Me a Better Pastor

Three obnoxious assumptions that just happen to be true.
Who's Serving Whom?

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I neglected the callings of my people. I pushed them into church work. Now it was time to equip them to be the body of Christ in the world.
The Church That Saved Me

The Church That Saved MeSubscriber Access Only

How pastoring a small church transformed my ministry expectations


Community-minded Pastor Redefines Expectations

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And other items of interest from ministry and culture.


The 15 Best iPad Apps for Pastors

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Apps every iPad-packing pastor needs.
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The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

What I said when a pastor friend asked me to preach after his daughter strayed.
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