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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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Changing Notions of Community

Changing Notions of Community

Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.
The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

What can we learn from the collapse of Mark Driscoll's church?
Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?

Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?

Openness is hard, but vital for community.
Angry Outburst or Divine Moment?

Angry Outburst or Divine Moment?

Those awkward moments may be a hint that God is at work.
Downplaying Sunday

Downplaying Sunday

Church services can still be attractive when we stop being attractional.
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The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

What can we learn from the collapse of Mark Driscoll's church?
Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?

Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?

Openness is hard, but vital for community.
Changing Notions of Community

Changing Notions of Community

Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.
Doing Community Behind Bars

Doing Community Behind BarsSubscriber Access Only

Prison ministry demands really practical theology.
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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 Community

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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Changing Notions of Community

Changing Notions of Community

Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.
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