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5 Essentials to Build Trust in Your Ministry Team
Lessons from the life of Nehemiah
When we face reality and say what everyone knows but does not want to publicly acknowledge, we demonstrate a commitment to truth and instill confidence in our leadership.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
But how often do our sermons end with ways our people can improve? If your relationship with God is important to you, you will make a commitment to talk to him every day.
The Tenacity of Women Leaders
Being a woman leader is hard, yet so many of you courageously live out your calling—and I’m thankful.
minister or pastor. And while that fact utterly frustrated me, it also brought a smile to my face thinking about your determination and commitment. Of course
Backhanded Compliments and Cold Shoulders
The inevitable effects of envy on our leadership
It's different than jealousy and competition. Jealousy is about the fear of losing. Competition is about the commitment to win. Envy holds a darker violence.
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
Even Jesus warned about a lack of commitment: “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).
Leadership Without a Title
We can learn from the influential life of Sarah Edwards.
lived her life. Cultivate Intimacy with the Lord. Sarah's unswerving commitment to the Lord was built on a foundation of personal intimacy. Her husband
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
Edwards. You can see the clear influence Edwards has on Piper's work, like the weeping drama of his oratory and his commitment to Scripture and theology.
More Than a Club
A case for church membership in a culture that views it as odd or optional.
power. They are also less inclined to sign up for a long-term commitment than previous generations. These in. Trend #3: Low Commitment. Worshipers
Rest Is Not an Option
The dangerous effects of our fast-paced lives on ministry
It feels like rest is not an option—even today, Labor Day. This over-commitment, however, is the reason many pastors are more susceptible to moral failures.
Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead
Managing tension between marriage and ministry
However, knowing the hours of preparation I had put into this event, my husband urged me to follow through with my commitment to lead the retreat, assuring me he would be fine.
Don’t Lose Sight of Scripture
How can we follow Christ if we don’t know how he wants to be followed?
In that personal commitment and spiritual conviction, I always keep my phone on hand to research what the Lord has said about anything in particular.
Can We Stop the Fall from Grace?
It’s unwise to believe we can fight temptation in our own power.
in prayer. Together we prayed and continue to pray. We take seriously our commitment to God, our marriage, our family, and our role as leaders. I had
Smarter Rural Ministry
Your cultural assumptions will affect your effectiveness.
Church leaders have often been insensitive to the impact of 21st century time compression in our call for more commitment in the lives of our people.
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies
Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
locally sourced foods. For some, there is overlap: a diagnosis of food allergies leads to a commitment to eat only certain types of food. For others, though
The Church and the Huddled Masses
Throughout US history, the church has had a complicated relationship with the "homeless, tempest-tost" looking for a better life.
The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, in particular, is continuing to reap the harvest of its commitment to welcoming refugees in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Planting an Immigrant Church in America's Whitest City
Meet the retiree-turned-pastor who's creating a home for Portland's Arabic Christians.
He always said “yes.” The process was arduous—lots of paperwork to fill out, plus a binding commitment to be financially and legally responsible for the incoming parties for five years.