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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.
should. But those are the character traits that make for real ministry success. should. But those are the character traits that make for real ministry success.
Ally or Adversary?
Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt. It doesn't have to be this way.
mentorship and support. The woman in charge, whom I considered a friend, said she had concerns about my character and intent. She reluctantly let
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
The church's written core values clearly stated the organization expected staff to have “proven character and proven ministry.” Yet here was Peter, assembling a superior product on the
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
Criticism was helpful to our work, not a personal attack on our character. It didn't matter whether the giver of the criticism intended for it to be constructive or not.
Smile When You Talk On The Phone
People are more open to hear hard truths when they’re delivered from a positive mindset.
Be nicer than you need to be. Invisible kindnesses leak out in visible ways. They train our character and define how we and our message are perceived by others. Smile, It's Good News.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
The story of Elijah reminds us of the merciful character of God who recognizes our frailty in body and mind, who sees our need, and who responds to us generously.
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
Finding purpose and satisfaction and hope in work that appears anticlimactic can seem impossible. In a sense, we are all like Sisyphus, the Greek mythological character, aren't we?
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
t be a quitter.” and “Finish what you start.” These commands served as a means of encouragement and motivation for academic performance, athletic prowess, and character building.
How to Lead Up
Building trust is one key.
When you own your mistakes and failures, it points to your character and integrity. Your ability to lead up is both strengthened and sustained by your character.
God Calls All Women
But we don’t all have the same calling.
faith journeys. A godly mentor models Christ's character, while calling us to completely surrender our will and desires to God's will for our lives. God is
Motherhood Changed My Image of God
When my understanding of God changed, so did my leadership.
Our assessments about God's character—even if they're false—form the foundation from which we build our self-identity and determine how we relate to God, others, and the world.
The Vulnerable Act of Public Speaking
Find your voice—and keep it.
What you have to say, how you say it, your vocabulary, your accent, your intonation, when you speak up, and when you don't reveal your identity and your character.
Lead Like Your Introversion Is a Strength
Because it is!
extended time surrounded by people. I thought (and was sometimes indirectly given the message) that this was a character flaw on my part. It took me years
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
I decided that, if our numbers couldn't grow, our character would—starting with me. I wanted to quit. I decided that, if our numbers couldn't grow, our character would—starting with me.
140 Character Faith
And other items from around the web.
140 Character Faith. And other items from around the web. Paul Wilkinson. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool