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God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
Lamenting Failure. God is doing something bigger and better than your project. We were full of hope and excitement. Within weeks, however, we knew it was an utter failure.
Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
That can leave us frozen, afraid of failure. After all, if our successes are reflected on all women, then why not our failures as well? Read as Single Page Page:123|Next.
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 in the Present Tense
Unshackle yourself from the tyranny of the past and future.
of our ministry. Both can cause us to take too much responsibility for the success or the failure of what we do for Christ. God's Presence. Not only is vocational
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
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.
Putting Failure on Ice
What ministry in Antarctica taught me about not quitting.
He led well after the group's utter failure. When things went horribly wrong, he focused on what mattered most. God wanted me to lead in failure's aftermath, not escape from it.
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.
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