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True Community
Leadership Journal

True CommunitySubscriber Access Only

What 'we' learn that 'I' will never know.
Leadership Shorts
Leadership Journal

Leadership Shorts

Summaries of books you need to know.
Within One, Many Many Many ...
Leadership Journal

Within One, Many Many Many ...

One church, one journal, innumerable parts.
My Calling
Leadership Journal

My Calling

From restaurant manager to pastor
The Quiet Strength of a Peaceful Leader
Leadership Journal

The Quiet Strength of a Peaceful Leader

Why an unlikely trait has such powerful effects.
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 Prayer-Centered Church

The Prayer-Centered ChurchSubscriber Access Only

What it takes to lead a prayerful community.
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