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Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
WomenLeaders.com - Article
“Tell me,” I asked her, “what do people usually do to get close to God?” She was easily able to list the usual spiritual disciplines: read Scripture, pray, go to church.
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
and to protect his own heart against the infectious disease of an inhospitable spirit, the Superior must put into practice the very ordinary, unglamorous disciplines of hospitality, like
The Surprising Power of Our Weakest Moments
In God’s hands, crosses become instruments of life-giving grace
WomenLeaders.com - Article
Madeleine L'Engle. Sometimes I banter with God. Every now and then, I'll tease him, telling him that since he disciplines the children he loves (Heb.
How to Protect Your Church from Cybercrime
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
Here's a link directly to Microsoft for help. Don't become a victim of cybercrime: these are easy-to-implement strategies and disciplines that you, your staff, and your family can adopt.
Why Doesn’t God Answer All My Prayers? Because Some of Them are Stupid
We need to become better pray-ers. But how? Offer prayers God has already said he’ll answer.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
We need to become better pray-ers. But how? Offer prayers God has already said he'll answer.
Savor Advent, Feast on Christmas
My family’s new traditions made the season richer
WomenLeaders.com - Article
During Advent my family does this in two ways. First, through spiritual disciplines—meditation and prayer, self-examination and repentance, Scripture reading and discussion.
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
Straight to the Source. Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
What Does a Healthy Small Church Look Like?
Numbers can help us understand some things about the health of a church. But they’re not the only thing.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Passionate; Theologically sound; Generous; Clear about their identity; Practices the spiritual disciplines; Worshipful; Open to new possibilities; And more. That's a good list!
Sacred Rhythms in the Life of the Leader
Serving God and others without going insane.
In Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives, Wayne Muller writes about the experience of Charles, a gifted physician: “I discovered
Why Growth is Harder In a Small Church – And Change Is Essential
Big churches find it much easier to incorporate new people because the bigger the crowd, the smaller the impact each person has.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Big churches find it much easier to incorporate new people because the bigger the crowd, the smaller the impact each person has.
From the Small
In the body of Christ, the voices of the small and suffering need to be heard more clearly. By listening more intently.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
In the body of Christ, the voices of the small and suffering need to be heard more clearly. By listening more intently.
Habits of the Heart, Part 2
Why Routine Spiritual Practices are Still a Good Idea, Part 2
WomenLeaders.com - Article
(Yes, they quantified communion.) After that time, we all hoped the daily disciplines would have become habit and I'd be on my way to a lifetime of allegiance to Christ.
Outsourcing Church IT • Building Trust • Breakthrough Decisions: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
large-sized churches use graphics in their communications or A/V in their worship services, it seems the people most often sought for insourcing have great strengths in these disciplines
Lead Me On: When Confidence Cracks
So you’re an unlikely vessel for God’s work. So was Rahab.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
It seems that even beautiful and spiritual disciplines like solitude, silence, and meditation can have a discerning counterpoint that sounds something like "Dude.
Why Stories Matter More than Stats In a Small Church
As a church grows larger, statistics matter more than opinions. When a church is smaller, opinions matter more than statistics.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Are people growing in their faith? Are they practicing spiritual disciplines? Are they sharing their faith? Is the church helping them do all of those things better?
The First Step to Sparking Innovation In a Stuck Church
Church leaders need to spark the creativity of innovative believers by figuring out how to say yes to their passion.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church leaders need to spark the creativity of innovative believers by figuring out how to say yes to their passion.
11 Ways to Protect Your Spirit from the Demands of Pastoral Ministry
Pastoral ministry can be hazardous to our spiritual health. But it doesn’t need to be.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Pastoral ministry can be hazardous to our spiritual health. But it doesn't need to be.
Coasting is Compromise: The Importance of Being a Proactive Church
Adapting to new methods to tell the old, old story may be our greatest defense against unbiblical compromise.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Adapting to new methods to tell the old, old story may be our greatest defense against unbiblical compromise.
Bungee Cord Leadership: Leveraging Tension to Lead a Church Through Change
Tension doesn't have to stress us out. We can use it to our church’s advantage if we follow a few simple principles.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Tension doesn't have to stress us out. We can use it to our church's advantage if we follow a few simple principles.
5 Massive Changes Coming to Your Church (If They’re Not Here Already)
The good news of Jesus never changes. But the way people receive that news is changing. Fast.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The good news of Jesus never changes. But the way people receive that news is changing. Fast.
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