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Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you
something is “good” or “best?” It's not as simple as saying “no” to all extra obligations because some projects are indeed for us to do; they are growth-producing, life-giving, or joy-filling.
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
Things other people said and did suddenly became more hurtful. I have wrestled with balancing self-care with giving my best to a deserving congregation.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
responsibilities. Counseling is a wise option for mitigating burnout and cultivating lasting, life-giving practices to help you flourish in your ministry role.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
others with more freedom and joy. —Michelle Van Loon, author, speaker, and lay leader. Giving too Much of Myself Away. As a pastor and because I love
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
God's grace, mercy, love, and provision.” Not only did the Spirit provide her with unexplainable peace during that uncertain time, he also changed the trajectory of her life by giving her a
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
In Romans 12, Paul encourages the church community to release and use their gifts: “If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do
Q&A: What Churches Should Know About Immigration Law
An immigration attorney shares how churches can help immigrants in their congregations and communities.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government entity that's responsible for giving immigration benefits; their website has breakdowns of different types of
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
We chatted for a bit, catching up on the lives of both of her college- aged children. We thanked her for giving so generously over the previous years. Read as Single Page Page:123|Next.
The Raw Beauty of Giving God Our Second Best
Sometimes ‘God deserves our best’ can serve as a cover for our pride. God also wants our second best. And our worst. And everything in between.
Innovative MinistryMay 06, 2016. The Raw Beauty of Giving God Our Second Best Sometimes 'God deserves our best' can serve as a cover for our pride.
Take Ownership of Your Development
Women are often overlooked for leadership development. Take matters into your own hands.
Whether it was giving me a chance to make a presentation at a business meeting or sending me to a conference for continued education, opportunities were extended to me before I
Wounded Leaders Wound Others
The negative effects of leading with unmet intimacy needs.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print. A life-giving leader understands the difference between being led by the Spirit of God and being driven out of an unmet need.
When You Feel Like You Can Never Do Enough
How to follow a sacrificial Savior without losing yourself in ministry
ve conquered that. Let's go to the next thing.”. The second thing that caused me problems in ministry was my family heritage of never giving up. I'm sure
Backhanded Compliments and Cold Shoulders
The inevitable effects of envy on our leadership
print. When I walked off the stage after giving a talk, a woman leader came up to me with a big smile. She touched my arm, leaned in, and said, “Wow