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When You Feel Like A Failure (A Good Friday Reflection)
So much of Jesus’ life, ministry and message looked like a failure. Until the resurrection.
Christian UnityApril 14, 2017. When You Feel Like A Failure (A Good Friday Reflection) So much of Jesus' life, ministry and message looked like a failure. A Forsaken Failure – Until…
When Volunteers Disappoint
Work through disappointment and create realistic expectations for your team.
We always include our expectations, including: show up when you say you will, communicate if you have a moral failure, be prepared when you speak, and more.
Working with a Team Means Better Care
Pooling expertise, wisdom, resources, and networks leads to better ministry.
is no long a leader. You Are Not a Failure. As women, we often believe that when we can't help someone by ourselves, we've failed. But a call for help
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
Bounce Back After Defeat. Every leader faces failure, but it doesn't have to be the end of your ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print.
We're cheering you on as you live your calling.
Other times it comes from the world's expectations, or our congregants' expectations. Sometimes we're discouraged by a recent failure as we try to make a new game plan.
Did I Hear God Right?
Just because you feel like a failure doesn’t mean you weren’t called by God.
Did I Hear God Right? Just because you feel like a failure doesn't mean you weren't called by God. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print.
How to Be the Elephant in the Room
Is it possible to be yourself, or should you become “one of the guys”?
There is permission to experiment and fail, (When we learn something, though, how is that a failure?) There is certainly a structure and a creative strategy behind that process, but it's not
The Problem with Self-Esteem
God offers a better way.
someone else. We routinely say things to ourselves we would never say to others: You're a failure. You can't do anything right. You're hopeless. We might
Ministry after Becoming a Mom
Is it possible to balance two full-time callings?
ministry. Navigating these callings simultaneously can be challenging to say the least. Most days I feel successful with one and a failure with the other. Then
What If We Made Disciples And Left Church Growth To God?
If we prioritized health, not as a means to growth, but as an end in itself, would we be in a greater position to represent Jesus to the world?
And even if they manage all that, they're still considered a failure by many people if the church doesn't also hit certain benchmarks for consistent numerical growth.
Wounded Leaders Wound Others
The negative effects of leading with unmet intimacy needs.
A ministry or church that is personality-driven is usually led by a person who has a deep need for approval stemming from a fear of failure and rejection.
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
Read it, breath it, eat it, drink it, love the Bible. But if we allow these small habits to creep into our teaching, we set them up for failure because we're not playing by the Bible's rules.
Mentoring Is More than Teaching
It’s actually a lot more like mothering.
Relationship makes trust possible, drives discussions to deeper levels, creates a safe place for failure, injects encouragement, and allows for healthy imitation as Paul notes in 1
Deep Preaching in a Distracted Age
Will anything capture people's attention and keep it long enough for God to do his work?
Here's the bad news first: deep preaching flows from a life that's been deepened by suffering, failure, repentance, and a persistent cry for God's mercy.
Pressure Will Make or Break Your Leadership
If God knows how we feel, why not be honest with ourselves?
I had no clue where to start (financially, whom to connect with), when to continue (are my efforts in vain?), and if there would ever be an end (failure). Of course I had faith.
How God used a painful season of ministry to change my life.
year. Deeper Than Failure. My story may not seem like a dramatic ministry failure. It haunted me. I was not experiencing a failure I would never recover from.