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Leaning at the Eucharist

Leaning at the Eucharist

How one pastor's physical battle led him to a surprise encounter with grace.
Think You Had a Bad Day?

Think You Had a Bad Day?

10 things to remember from church history when you're discouraged in ministry.
High Anxiety

High AnxietySubscriber Access Only

Leaders have lots of reasons to worry … and one overriding reason not to.
Finding Time for Study

Finding Time for Study

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Facing Fears

Facing Fears

True Community

True Community

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

Leadership Shorts

Summaries of books you need to know.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Self-Leadership topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

The Art of Self Leadership

The Art of Self LeadershipSubscriber Access Only

Your toughest management challenge is always yourself.
Why THIS?
To lead others, we need to spend adequate time recalibrating and realigning our perspectives. Bill Hybels emphasizes the value of careful self-evaluation and explains why its crucial for strengthening our resolve and maintaining our commitment to lead.
5 Moral Fences

5 Moral FencesSubscriber Access Only

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Establishing personal boundaries is a necessary step to prevent moral failures.
Staying Sharp in a Small Town

Staying Sharp in a Small TownSubscriber Access Only

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If you've started thinking that your efforts are "good enough," this article is a reminder that mediocrity should never be acceptable in any ministry setting.
Good Pastor, Lousy Leader

Good Pastor, Lousy LeaderSubscriber Access Only

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In addition to sharing a message on Sunday morning, pastors are also expected to communicate a vision and ministry goals. Honing these skills is necessary in order to lead effectively.
Conducting a Spiritual Audit

Conducting a Spiritual AuditSubscriber Access Only

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Fred Smith shares the 12 questions he routinely asked to assess his spiritual condition. The answers may vary, but progress should always be the goal.
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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?
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