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How to Make the Bible Central in Small Groups
And the shift in leader training that makes all the difference.
truth for themselves. They can help group members find the passage or note how a passage correlates to other stories in the Bible. Whether someone
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
up of Millennials. Creating a sense of belonging comes first, and from that, church activities—including Bible engagement—follow. Likewise, Sara Wolbrecht
Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
Finish the leadership team agenda. Start Bible study outline. I was supposed to teach Bible study the next day, but instead of typing, I sat there tired, depleted, with nothing to share.
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
time was shoved aside. When I married, worked, and had children, spending any time reading the Bible became rare and precious. Sundays turned into
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
The attention around a popular Bible teacher and their work can make any given Bible study or sermon series from a local leader seem lacking in comparison.
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
This year, as my beautiful girl, Zoë, completed her first year of Bible college (interestingly, at the same college I attended), I had an opportunity to watch her blossom.
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
Christian women want to study the Bible, learn the languages, and better understand theology. I know this shouldn't be surprising. Of course seminary students want to study the Bible.
How to Woo People into God's Story
Step down from the stage and guide them in the learning experience.
It can make learners feel disempowered and inadequate to engage content—for instance, the Bible—on their own time, when the teacher isn't present.
My Winding Road to the Pastorate
It was an inconvenient time to begin feeling called to co-pastor with my husband.
As various church members stepped forward to hand him symbolic items—a bowl and towel for servanthood, a Bible for the ministry of the Word, a chalice for the administration of the
You Are Enough
Singleness doesn't make you any less of a leader.
Keep talking to me!” Sometimes I wonder if I missed the commandment in the Bible that says, “Thou shalt get married,” or the passage that talks about Jesus being married with 2.5 kids
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?
our communities? It's hard to find a person in the Bible who was without grief. And withholding my own. What would happen if we removed laments from the Bible?
How to Teach the Bible So Others Understand
Whether you’re teaching about God’s love or sovereignty, these four steps will prepare you to teach.
How to Teach the Bible So Others Understand. Whether delight. I was getting a front row seat to my friend's growing calling as a Bible teacher, and I loved it.
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
Read it, breath it, eat it, drink it, love the Bible. But if we allow these small habits to creep into our teaching, we set them up for failure because we're not playing by the Bible's rules.
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves. Straight to the Source. Seminaries teach a simple
James Brown: The Word of God Undergirds Everything I Do
The sports broadcaster opens up about preaching, calling, and straddling two different worlds.
She teaches the Tabernacle of Moses at our church's Bible college. I learn at her feet. She's an active evangelist. She's diligent in attending Bible study every Wednesday. She teaches.
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
ministries. Even Elisabeth Elliot, who translated the Bible for the Auca Indians, had to start over when someone stole her papers from her car. These
Why I Don’t Go to the Bible to Find Sermon Material
When we treat the Bible like a collection of sermon texts, we can lose the wonder and the beauty of it.
When we treat the Bible like a collection of sermon texts, we can lose the wonder and the beauty of it. Church LeadershipOctober 22, 2016. Why I Don