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Lead Well Alongside Men
5 tips for co-laboring for the kingdom
healthy and effective leadership alongside men in the church. 1. Solidify your commitment to mutuality and co-laboring. If you're going to lead with men, or
8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God.
with a man. It happens when we have left ourselves open to emotional need because of a lack of commitment to the work of marriage. In Harvard Business
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
Conversations with some of these faithful single volunteers, however, sounded very similar: they had a high commitment level to the church, but expressed that they did not feel that the
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?
All while preaching (*cough* complaining *cough*) that their congregation members should be making a stronger commitment to their church and putting down spiritual roots.
Only In a Small Church: Face Time With the Pastor
The disadvantages of a small church are regularly outweighed by the privilege we have of discipling people on a more personal level.
I don't know where the conversation(s) with this man will go. I don't even know if he's ever made a full commitment to Christ. But I will know all of that soon.
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.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
However, due to the spiritual maturity of my gracious and forgiving wife, a lot of counseling, and a commitment to walk this out, God carried us through the years of healing.
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
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).
More Than a Club
A case for church membership in a culture that views it as odd or optional.
Pastors lament declining “enrollment” and a wave of religious commitment- phobia that was uncommon a generation ago. Trend #3: Low Commitment.
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.
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
effort. Remember, individuals experiencing transition will go through an emotional process, from loss and grief, to acceptance and commitment. These
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
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Erin Lane, author of Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe, writes of her generation: “Belonging is a lost art. It's not simply that we've chosen not to belong.
The Busy Pastor’s Guide to Inbox Shalom
A clear email inbox is a ministry aid. Here’s how to get (and stay) there.
The Busy Pastor's Guide to Inbox Shalom. A clear email inbox is a ministry aid. Here's how to get (and stay) there. Abram Kielsmeier-Jones. 0; tweet; link.
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.