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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.
When the Doctor Calls
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When the Doctor Calls

One doctor's insistence prepared me for another doctor's report.
My Small Group, Anonymous
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My Small Group, AnonymousSubscriber Access Only

Where nobody knows your (last) name.
The Thankful Exchange
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The Thankful ExchangeSubscriber Access Only

A leader's most significant transaction.
If I Had a Scanner
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If I Had a ScannerSubscriber Access Only

How would our worship services be different?
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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.
Gordon MacDonald's Books See all
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Growing Grace for Mental Illness

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One pastor's story mirrors a burgeoning response in the church.
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