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Slay the Beast of Ambition before It Slays You
3 ministry proverbs to quell competition and cultivate humility.
Slay the Beast of Ambition before It Slays You. 3 ministry proverbs to quell competition and cultivate humility. Learn More. “Slay the Beast of Ambition before It Slays You”. JR Briggs.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
She is a woman of fierce compassion, an incredibly sharp creative mind, and the will and strength to get things done. She has the sparkle of conviction and ambition in her eyes.
The Age of Ambition
Our focus on reaching more people could take our attention away from those God has placed in our midst.
The Age of Ambition. Our focus on reaching more people could take our attention away from those God has placed in our midst. Chris ambition. Ambition for all.
Pastors Who Have Flamed Out, Traded Down, Or Stayed Strong
We seldom celebrate consistency, integrity and humility as much as we should. But those are the character traits that make for real ministry success.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
We seldom celebrate consistency, integrity and humility as much as we should. But those are the character traits that make for real ministry success.
Want To Pastor A Church You Love? Love The Church You’re Pastoring
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul?
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
In a sense, we are all like Sisyphus, the Greek mythological character, aren't we? Because of his selfish ambition and deceitfulness, Sisyphus was condemned to eternal punishment.
Ministry in the Present Tense
Unshackle yourself from the tyranny of the past and future.
It always pales in comparison. Rein in ambition and anxiety. The practice of the present also demands that we rein in, as much as we are able, our ambition and our anxiety.
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition. How to make major changes without alienating your congregation. Pam Marmon. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share.
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
Confessions of a Former 'It' Church Pastor. We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded. Anonymous. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity. How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study. Kate Shellnutt. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
The Success Affair. Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well? Mike MacKenzie. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand:
Christian Celebrity
A dual temptation winks at every leader
WomenLeaders.com - Article
I am weary of it. The apostle James warns us: But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
There is no salacious story to tell, no tale of “moral failure”—at least not as it is usually defined. I am repenting of selfish ambition, prideful autonomy, and manipulative leadership.
The Promise of Church
Reasons we must go—and keep going
WomenLeaders.com - Article
We don't check our sins at the door on Sunday morning. Instead we drag rivalry, selfish ambition, pride, and ingratitude behind us, making room for them in the pew.
Did 2016 Expose America's (And the Church's) Fame Addiction?
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we're feeding into it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we're feeding into it.
If Your Heart is Right, Ignore the Critics
We have no reason to apologize for using our gifts
WomenLeaders.com - Article
print. Ambition is complicated. When related to material things it sounds like greed, so we often take the idea of "bigger and more" in our lives and boil it all down to sin.
Why I've Stopped Saying ‘Church Growth’ – And What I Say Instead
The words Church Growth are packed with so much emotional baggage that they’ve become virtually useless in my context.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The words Church Growth are packed with so much emotional baggage that they've become virtually useless in my context.
Our Best on Ministry’s Dangers, Toils, and Snares
9 tools to help you overcome the temptations of leadership.
We are tempted by money, sex, and power … and oh-so-many other things: fear and despondency and pride and anger and envy and gluttony and selfish ambition, just to name a few.
Sacred Rhythms in the Life of the Leader
Serving God and others without going insane.
Sacred Rhythms in the Life of the Leader. Serving God and others without going insane. Ruth Haley Barton. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email;
Temptations in Ministry
Sinful behavior may be visible, but the source of that behavior is beneath the surface.
When used with selfish ambition or in self-protection, Peter would deflect someone's perceived criticism or, at worst, make the criticism all about them.
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