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Building One Another
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What's involved in Christian community: part 2
True Community
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True Community

What 'we' learn that 'I' will never know.
The Quiet Strength of a Peaceful Leader
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The Quiet Strength of a Peaceful Leader

Why an unlikely trait has such powerful effects.
My Small Group, Anonymous
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Where nobody knows your (last) name.
The Thankful Exchange
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The Thankful ExchangeSubscriber Access Only

A leader's most significant transaction.
Must-Reads from Gordon MacDonald

Our editors have compiled our best from this contributor from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

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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 THIS?
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 …
Why THIS?
The rewarding work of "people-building."
Speaking into the Meltdown

Speaking into the Meltdown

What might God be saying in tough economic times?
Why THIS?
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?
Why THIS?
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.
Why THIS?
Gordon MacDonald identifies common signs of congregational decline.
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The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

When a pastor's daughter strays, what did I need to say publicly?
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