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Must-Reads from Gordon MacDonald

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Incarnate Preaching

It's not just living your words, it's knowing the lives of those you're speaking to.
Why pastors benefit from knowing their audience well enough to relate to them. Including some basic questions each generation is wrestling with.

Ministry's Sweet Spot

It wasn't till we attempted the untried and untested that I discovered …
The rewarding work of "people-building."
Speaking into the Meltdown

Speaking into the Meltdown

What might God be saying in tough economic times?
In a time of economic distress, what questions should we be asking? And how would God answer those questions?

The 3:00 a.m. Phone Call

What makes a pastor a pastor?
Gordon MacDonald compares the role of pastor with that of the shepherd in Psalm 23, concluding that delivering a sermon is not the most important element of the pastor/shepherd's ministry.

How a Mighty Church Falls

What it takes to prevent congregational decline.
Gordon MacDonald identifies common signs of congregational decline.
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High Anxiety

High Anxiety

My struggle with anxiety and fear no longer defines me.
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