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Introducing Lent to Your Congregation
It starts with your example.
during Lent. Ideally, this person will be able to handle hearing a confession of sins from you. That Lead people in corporate confession. Toward the beginning
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
By Michael R. Lyles. 16. Kyle Idleman: God Never Wastes What We Go Through. Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry.
Why I Confessed My Sins to a Jesuit Priest
Even though I’m a Protestant pastor.
Learn More. “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been 31 years and I have never practiced confession.”. It was transformative. Confession as spiritual discipline.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
our church. The rumor was true. I was so ready to leave my double life that I prepared to give an open confession no matter the consequences. I knew
Mars Hill Elders' Letter of Confession
Former Mars Hill elders apologize to terminated pastors.
Mars Hill Elders' Letter of Confession. Former Mars Hill elders apologize to terminated pastors. Reported forgiveness. [... Click here to read the full confession.
Kyle Idleman: God Never Wastes What We Go Through
Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry.
Through. Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry. healed. We talk a lot about repentance, but not necessarily confession.
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
Redeeming Your Failures BCLStore.com. Learn More. This is a confession. May our shared confession be an invitation to you as well. Power to Manipulate.
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
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
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
The Spiritual Roots of Addiction
Seth Haines talks about his battle with alcoholism and how leaders can help addicts find freedom.
of sobriety. Haines talked to us about his journey and the central role that confession and community play in finding freedom from addiction. It seems
How Vision Works
Principles from the story of Nehemiah.
Vision grows in prayer. Nehemiah was so moved by this need that he began to pray. Nehemiah's prayer in 1:5-11 shows him beginning with a confession of Israel's sin.