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Kyle Idleman: God Never Wastes What We Go Through
Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry.
healed. We talk a lot about repentance, but not necessarily confession. But me. To be clear, practicing confession is presenting leadership strength. Kyle
Why I Confessed My Sins to a Jesuit Priest
Even though I’m a Protestant pastor.
The experience of confession was different when it required me to humble myself before God in the presence of another person. It was transformative. Confession as spiritual discipline.
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings
Put the ministry back in your administration.
someone might feel excluded,” “I'm afraid someone will get angry and leave the church,” “I'm afraid it will create division in the community.” It worked the way confession should work
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
Stilling the Storm
A book review
Additional chapters flesh out the nuances of these types and offer examples of how congregational lament can be a balm to crisis and corporate confession and reconciliation can heal
Restoring Fallen Leaders
What a healing response produces
has fallen. 1. Proactive and thorough confession (James 5:16). A leader who process of restoration. The confession needs to be completely thorough. "I had
When Loving Your Sheep Hurts
How I found healing after betrayal in ministry
It was a shocking confession that came after a deep betrayal in ministry. Someone I loved had turned on me with terrible accusations and lies, attempting to humiliate and discredit me.
The Promise of Church
Reasons we must go—and keep going
Today we can hardly imagine refusing recognition of someone's sincere confession of faith or making salvation conditional upon church membership.
Jesus' Outreach Strategy Is Not Like Ours
He renames and remakes sinners–and we can join him
we like them even more, don't we? For the record, I don't for one moment expect my confession to play out that way. Not only do I feel equally dorky and
Perry Noble, NewSpring Church and Our Obsession with Numbers
Our numbers obsession continues to leave victims in its wake. Now Perry Noble and the tens of thousands of members of NewSpring church are on the list of walking wounded.
This was wrong and sinful, and I'm truly sorry.". An Unhealthy Obsession with Numbers. It is a heartfelt confession. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to write.
Avoiding Pitfalls in Ministry through Social Media
When we engage online, we face temptation to make too much or too little of ourselves
I recently had a friend tell me she had a secret confession. I prepared myself for a dark, soulish experience, but instead I heard her whisper her desire to start a blog. Seriously?
Thank You, Pastor
Church leaders get a lot of criticism. So I want to express my appreciation.
Are We More Invested In Bringing People to Church? Or to Jesus?
Church attendance should be a tool to help people draw closer to Jesus. Not the other way around.
Not the other way around. by Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: R/DV/RS | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. I have a confession to make. As
Giving Grace Away
Hero or thief, I need the power of confession
Giving Grace Away. Hero or thief, I need the power of confession. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. I don't know why public confession is so powerful.