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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?
“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.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
America. In Korea, for instance, where daily 6 am prayer meetings are standard, “there's peer pressure to practice spiritual disciplines,” said Kim. “The
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
of ministry. It is vital for pastors to create space to practice life-giving disciplines like exercise, reading, hiking, or listening to music. Reducing interaction
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor. As we lead others, we can't overlook our own need for God's healing. Read as Single PagePage 1
The Surprising Power of Our Weakest Moments
In God’s hands, crosses become instruments of life-giving grace
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.
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
Savor Advent, Feast on Christmas
My family’s new traditions made the season richer
During Advent my family does this in two ways. First, through spiritual disciplines—meditation and prayer, self-examination and repentance, Scripture reading and discussion.
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings
Put the ministry back in your administration.
Church Leaders training tool: Spiritual Disciplines Assessment Pack Spiritual Disciplines Assessment Pack BCLStore.com. Learn More. Every February my
Essential Skills for Preventing Burnout: Part 2
A two-part interview with Dr. Gregory Hunt.
reading Scripture. It is the inward disciplines by which I maintain that connection with God and experience that kind of centered life that is essential. Another
Introducing Lent to Your Congregation
It starts with your example.
Friday. This is an excellent way for the classic disciplines of Lent—fasting, prayer, and generosity—to point your church outward. Easter festival. From
My Journey Into Spiritual Direction
Recognizing God's work in your life usually requires a guide.
email; print. We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool: Spiritual Disciplines Assessment Pack Spiritual Disciplines Assessment Pack BCLStore.com. Learn More.
The Old School of Ordinary
An Interview with Michael Horton.
Church Leaders training tool: Spiritual Disciplines Assessment Pack Spiritual Disciplines Assessment Pack BCLStore.com. Learn More. We recently spoke
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
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.
‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
Church Leaders training tool: Corporate Spiritual Disciplines Corporate Spiritual Disciplines BCLStore.com. Learn More. "Worship,” Jack Hayford once
Habits of the Heart, Part 2
Why Routine Spiritual Practices are Still a Good Idea, Part 2
(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.
Lead Me On: When Confidence Cracks
So you’re an unlikely vessel for God’s work. So was Rahab.
It seems that even beautiful and spiritual disciplines like solitude, silence, and meditation can have a discerning counterpoint that sounds something like "Dude.