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Christians are to "grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). That's true of you as a leader as well as those you lead.

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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.
God's Triple Team

God's Triple Team

The Trinity isn't a technicality but the central relationship of the Christian faith.
A Seaworthy Soul

A Seaworthy SoulSubscriber Access Only

What it takes for leaders to stay afloat.
The Gift of Mentoring

The Gift of MentoringSubscriber Access Only

A relationship that gives generously, in both directions.
The Fragile Kingdom

The Fragile Kingdom

Don't marvel that the church falls apart. Marvel that it holds together at all.
John Maxwell: There's No Shortcut to a Legacy

John Maxwell: There's No Shortcut to a Legacy

Don't seek fame. Seek faithfulness.
The People Mover

The People Mover

What Abraham Lincoln and Zechariah have in common.
Jud Wilhite: Faithful and Sincere Hearts

Jud Wilhite: Faithful and Sincere Hearts

Here's the key to overcoming the emotional rollercoasters of ministry.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Formation topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

American Idols

American IdolsSubscriber Access Only

Larry Crabb says there's something better than control and success.
Why THIS?
Spiritual community results from accepting our perpetual brokenness.
Soul Health

Soul HealthSubscriber Access Only

You can't be fruitful if you neglect the Source.
Why THIS?
Overlooking the health of one's soul is detrimental to one's ministry, and it's easy to overlook.
I Have This Feeling ...

I Have This Feeling ...

Even non-intuitives can hone leadership instincts.
Why THIS?
Trusting your intuition can lead to richer relationships and a more effective ministry.
Got Your 'Spiritual Director' Yet?

Got Your 'Spiritual Director' Yet?Subscriber Access Only

"The roots of a resurgent practice, plus 14 books for further study"
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The roots of a resurgent practice, plus 14 books for further study
How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?

How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?Subscriber Access Only

It is possible, but often not very encouraging.
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In this interview, Dallas Willard shares that measuring spiritual growth first requires a new definition of success.
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What I Learned in the Fire

What I Learned in the Fire

When pastoring a church plant became a living hell, I thought I was done with ministry.
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