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Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
existed at all. Wavering is a fleshly response to faith, while standing in faith is a spiritual response, acknowledging and applying our belief in God. We must
Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
curriculum. We feel pressured to run from one thing to the next, seldom processing the difficult conversation, the spiritual dry spell, or the lesson that fell flat.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
Because of this, we partnered with a local spiritual director whom our lead pastor and elders had vetted to ensure alignment with our values and beliefs.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
4. Spiritual attacks ramp up while spiritual vigilance goes down. Ministry success leads to busyness, which leads to pastors neglecting their spiritual armor.
Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls
With all the politicking, protesting, and terrorizing, it’s tempting to give up the fight.
As Esther Fleece says, "Lamenting is an essential spiritual discipline that we cannot forsake on this side of the Fall, because it offers us a way to keep the conversation going with the
To Fight Discouragement, Fan Your Flame
Times of discouragement are inevitable in ministry, but we can learn to combat them.
How do we combat discouragement in healthy ways? Time for a Pep Talk. The letters of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus teach us the basic attitude of a spiritual leader.
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
you God's love in a practical way—no strings attached.” By showing that God loves people unconditionally, we begin earning the right to talk with our neighbors about spiritual issues.
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you. Clues for Your Calling. Understanding your spiritual
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
The church can and should continue to shepherd the spiritual status of the person through this process, with assistance from a Christian counselor as needed.
Where Have All the Lamenters Gone?
No one laments more than God, so why do we as leaders feel pressure to keep a happy face?
Lamenting is an essential spiritual discipline that we cannot forsake on this side of the Fall, because it offers us a way to keep the conversation going with the only One who can save us
When Others Question Your Leadership
Parents in my children’s ministry questioned my authority because I wasn’t a mom.
child), it's not always true. For instance, I didn't need to be a parent to understand the emotional and spiritual needs of children. Maybe you've experienced
Sorry, Pastor – Numbers Are NOT People
Church metrics can be helpful. But only if we use them wisely. And hold them lightly.
In ministry, the numbers on a pastor's weekly report often represent a soul saved, a person baptized or another step in someone's spiritual journey. And that is always worth celebrating.
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
So why would life be different for God's spiritual armed forces—those of us in ministry? More mature leaders have told me countless stories of rebuilding their ministries.
How to Be a Spiritual Mother
We all have a responsibility to guide younger leaders.
How to Be a Spiritual Mother. We all have a responsibility to guide younger leaders. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. Both men and women need spiritual mothers.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
com. 4 Aspects of Sexual Addiction Recovery. 1. The spiritual aspect. 180 However, sexual brokenness is so much more than a spiritual problem. Yes, we