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How to Make Finding a Mentor Less Awkward
Three shifts in the way I thought about mentoring freed me.
Do you have time in your life for this kind of commitment? What is this person expecting of you? How will this impact the other relationships in your life?
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
shakers in the national church scene—like Jo Saxton, MaryKate Morse, Bethany Hoang, and Danielle Strickland—who model in powerful ways to me a commitment to understanding
Lead Well Alongside Men
5 tips for co-laboring for the kingdom
healthy and effective leadership alongside men in the church. 1. Solidify your commitment to mutuality and co-laboring. If you're going to lead with men, or
8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God.
with a man. It happens when we have left ourselves open to emotional need because of a lack of commitment to the work of marriage. In Harvard Business
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
Conversations with some of these faithful single volunteers, however, sounded very similar: they had a high commitment level to the church, but expressed that they did not feel that the
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
One – The “Perfect” Pastor. You do your work with a commitment to giving the best you have to offer. You take your role as pastor seriously and have a perpetual to-do list.
Why Smooth Pastoral Transitions Matter More Now Than Ever
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn’t matter who the pastor was.
Whether out of habit, culture, tradition, denominational identity, fear of reprisal, or a sincere commitment to Christ and his church, when the doors were open, they were going to walk
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
As a next step in our commitment to our city, we introduced an effort to our congregation based on Jeremiah 29:7 called “For Our City.” We identified four specific areas of need:
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space. Five solutions for mobile churches. Shannon Jirik. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend
5 Essentials to Build Trust in Your Ministry Team
Lessons from the life of Nehemiah
When we face reality and say what everyone knows but does not want to publicly acknowledge, we demonstrate a commitment to truth and instill confidence in our leadership.
Want To Pastor A Church You Love? Love The Church You’re Pastoring
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul?
All while preaching (*cough* complaining *cough*) that their congregation members should be making a stronger commitment to their church and putting down spiritual roots.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
But how often do our sermons end with ways our people can improve? If your relationship with God is important to you, you will make a commitment to talk to him every day.
The Tenacity of Women Leaders
Being a woman leader is hard, yet so many of you courageously live out your calling—and I’m thankful.
minister or pastor. And while that fact utterly frustrated me, it also brought a smile to my face thinking about your determination and commitment. Of course
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
However, due to the spiritual maturity of my gracious and forgiving wife, a lot of counseling, and a commitment to walk this out, God carried us through the years of healing.
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
Even Jesus warned about a lack of commitment: “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).
Backhanded Compliments and Cold Shoulders
The inevitable effects of envy on our leadership
It's different than jealousy and competition. Jealousy is about the fear of losing. Competition is about the commitment to win. Envy holds a darker violence.
More Than a Club
A case for church membership in a culture that views it as odd or optional.
Pastors lament declining “enrollment” and a wave of religious commitment- phobia that was uncommon a generation ago. Trend #3: Low Commitment.