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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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I Found My Heart When I Lost My Way

I Found My Heart When I Lost My Way

How my inner crisis led to new life in my leadership.
Pastoral Envy

Pastoral Envy

Dear Lord, please give me a mega ministry when I burn out.
Between Two Worlds

Between Two WorldsSubscriber Access Only

How two pastors are helping people integrate faith and work.
Experts in Weakness

Experts in WeaknessSubscriber Access Only

I don't fit the typical definition of a "strong" leader, and I am glad I don't.
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No More One-Man Band

No More One-Man Band

Larry Osborne and Chris Brown on the payoffs and pitfalls of transitioning to shared leadership.
'Help, I'm Gay'

'Help, I'm Gay'

A pastoral conversation about same-sex attraction
The Friendless Pastor

The Friendless Pastor

How to address our perennial problem.
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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.
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.
How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?

How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?Subscriber Access Only

It is possible, but often not very encouraging.
Why THIS?
In this interview, Dallas Willard shares that measuring spiritual growth first requires a new definition of success.
The God Bearer

The God Bearer

What Iraq taught me about living the Presence.
Why THIS?
A military chaplain reflects on his opportunity to help soldiers experience the presence of God in the midst of war. This sobering message is a reminder that every day brings opportunities to reveal God to others.
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Between Two Worlds

Between Two WorldsSubscriber Access Only

How two pastors are helping people integrate faith and work.
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