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Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
From the onset of his ministry, Jesus encountered opposition and disbelief (Luke 4:16–29). People questioned his authority and authenticity (Mark 6:3; John 5:43; 6:64–67).
Share, Listen, and Listen Some More
Every woman knows how to minimize herself, and we need to put a stop to it—here’s how.
Whether we ascribe to a complementarian or an egalitarian viewpoint, a progressive or conservative political stance, a high or a low view of ecclesiastical authority, we must push
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
leaders—both male and female—are subject to a construct called “power distance.” This means that most members of the general congregation view those in authority as special or
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
interpretations or understandings of critical terms (eg, traditionally common words and phrases that are defined differently by the user, such as “team,” “missional,” “gospel,” or “authority
When Others Question Your Leadership
Parents in my children’s ministry questioned my authority because I wasn’t a mom.
When Others Question Your Leadership. Parents in my children's ministry questioned my authority because I wasn't a mom. Read as Single PagePage
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
of line? What if this someone has authority over you and their subjective opinion becomes the standard when your advancement is concerned? I remember
Is the Church Fax Machine Still Needed?
How fax technology has changed, and what this means for churches.
faxes. Many churches say they still need to maintain analog fax lines because their bank or some other authority requires them to use fax technology.
6 Issues To Consider Before Pastoring A Church That Needs A Turnaround
Turnarounds always take longer than our projected timelines. And they almost never happen the way we expect.
But if the current leaders are willing to put everything on the table (everything but the essentials, like the authority of scripture, and the divinity of Jesus, that is) the turnaround might be
My Place in the Pulpit
Approaching that giant piece of furniture shook loose all my insecurities, doubts, and fears.
was that of presumption. Who am I to stand here? Who am I to assume the mantle of authority attached to this strange piece of furniture? Who am I to
The True Source of Our Authority
We can’t depend on our education, willpower, or gifts.
The True Source of Our Authority. We can't depend on our education, willpower, or gifts. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. “Study Scripture. The Anchor for Authority.
Why Taking Minutes Is a “Must”
Here are 4 reasons to take thorough, accurate minutes at your meetings.
the governing body [and] [e]ach committee with authority to act on behalf of the governing body” (Form 990, Section VI, Question 8). Documentation
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
congregation: stresses and strains on marriage and child raising, divorce rates, dating patterns, incidence of addiction to alcohol and narcotics, notions of authority and volunteerism