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The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
“Whether that is a short sabbatical or a semi-permanent change in careers, the typical self-care strategies of rest, exercise, nutrition, healthy relationships, and spiritual renewal just don't
Take Time for Breath Prayer
This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation.
It is another way to practice the presence of God (another contemplative spiritual discipline), or staying present to God in the moment. God is close to you, closer than your breath.
The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role
A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches.
What three things about the role essentially remain the same? Spiritual needs. The church is a spiritual organism. The XP role is the combination of spiritual and business oversight.
Top 10 Articles of 2017
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Dorothy Little Greco. 4. Clues for Your Calling. Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you. Jo Saxton.
Ancient Spiritual Practices
Ancient Spiritual Practices. Dennis Fletcher. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print. Click the image for a full-size version. Ancient Spiritual Practices.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
2:12). This can lead to a lax approach to the spiritual life. “The temptation there is hypocrisy, to appear more spiritual than you actually are. But in the US I pray less than I did in Korea.
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
Your Church Can Be a Refuge
4 steps to provide a calm, safe harbor of connection.
Within six weeks, I had built a spiritual machine rather than a sanctuary. We began to experience growth and results far beyond any goal we would have had the spiritual hubris to set.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work. Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose? We outsourced spiritual direction.
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.
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Walking in Billy’s Shoes
John Ortberg offers 6 lessons evangelical organizations can learn from Billy Graham and his team.
Teaching the Hard Parts of Scripture BCLStore.com. Learn More. For more than half a century, the most familiar voice in American spiritual life belonged to Billy Graham.
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
By itself, the Enneagram doesn't have much to offer, but when combined with prayer, Bible study, and other spiritual practices, it can be extremely helpful.
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.
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.