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The first task of any Christian leader is to stay in touch with Christ and, as much as it depends on you, to stay spiritually fit. In this section of LeadershipJournal.net, you'll find food for your soul, and God's strength for your calling.

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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.
Andy Crouch: Image-bearing Leads to Flourishing

Andy Crouch: Image-bearing Leads to Flourishing

The world that God creates is filled with potential, and it is waiting for image-bearing.
How Science Can Improve Your Sermon

How Science Can Improve Your SermonSubscriber Access Only

Understanding the brain helps us preach more effectively.
Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife

Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife

Could I live up to his calling?
Andy Crouch: Four Postures Toward Culture

Andy Crouch: Four Postures Toward Culture

Christians have adopted a series of postures - condemning, critiquing, copying and consuming - toward culture. But, are these postures healthy?
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The Secret of Strategic Neglect

The Secret of Strategic Neglect

Bill Hybels on the keys to simpler and more effective leadership.
The Leadership Journal Book Awards

The Leadership Journal Book Awards

Here are the year’s best books for church leaders.
Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife

Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife

Could I live up to his calling?
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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Our editors have compiled our best on Soul topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.
Changing Notions of Community

Changing Notions of CommunitySubscriber Access Only

Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.
Why THIS?
An outstanding conversation on community and church in a culture leery of institutions.
The Ministry of Small Talk

The Ministry of Small Talk

What we talk about while we're preparing the way for Jesus to join the conversation.
Why THIS?
Eugene H. Peterson reflects on the holy power of small talk to point conversations to Jesus.
Fighting the Good Fight

Fighting the Good Fight

What does the Bible mean by "spiritual warfare"?
Why THIS?
John Ortberg writes a compelling overview of the difficult topic of spiritual warfare. His take on the topic is nuanced and wise, accounting for both the reality of evil within us and the kind that comes from the evil one.
The Soul of Steve Jobs

The Soul of Steve Jobs

What would it have taken to reach the Apple founder's core?
Why THIS?
Gordon MacDonald examines the mixed legacy of Steve Jobs, offering ministry insights along the way.
Leading a Church in Prayer ...

Leading a Church in Prayer ...Subscriber Access Only

... deserves thoughtful preparation.
Why THIS?
Twelve tips for leading prayer during a service.
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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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