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Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
When we experience rejection, the feeling not only stops us in our present pursuits, but it sometimes causes us to retreat from progressing because we fear future failure.
Make Your Voice Heard at the Table
3 ways to help get your ideas across when you’re working with men
As a result, I often go into meetings with men—especially powerful men—with a persistent fear that I will not be heard. Or, a fear that if I am heard, my
Choose to Pause and Fill Up
Pausing in a selah with Christ is the catalyst of revival, restoration, and peace.
touches them. He initiates. He tells them to rise and to have no fear. It's the personal Jesus, the intimate Jesus, who beckons their eyes to look up. When
Beat Imposter Syndrome
How to stand firm in who God says you are when you feel like a phony
They fear they will be found to be a “fraud” or a “phony.” Imposter Syndrome can present a burden―from the boardroom to the dinner table, from the stage to the cubicle.
Find Your Prophetic Voice
First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice
Time to Speak Up. Many times church leaders are afraid to speak out for fear of offending someone. We are afraid of being ostracized or accused of being divisive.
How to Recognize and Confront Fraud
Two telltale signs, and the best and worst ways to respond to suspected stealing.
Also, when people get very deep into fraud, they tend to be territorial of the areas they're in charge of and responsible for, because they fear getting caught.
The Problem with Colorblindness in Pastoral Counseling
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.
helper to develop a strong rapport and ensure that the help-seeker sitting across from you has found a safe environment where he or she can tell you anything without fear of judgment.
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
Church & CultureMarch 10, 2017. Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in
The Power of Ethical Congruence
Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians.
t even know if you're a Democrat or if you're a Republican, but I'm appointing you for another year.” We caught up with Black to talk about his new book, Nothing to Fear, pastoring both
6 Ways to Start Mentoring in 2018
Find out how to navigate generational differences, build their confidence, and prepare for rejection.
happened. Maybe the whole concept of taking someone “under your wing” seems pretentious, or maybe there's a little bit of fear of the unknown. Whatever
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
The Year of Fear. How do ministry. When fear and loathing are two primary characteristics of a culture, the task for pastors isn't easy, but it's clear. "The
Self-Control for the Sake of Ministry
What does it mean to say “no” to ourselves on behalf of those we serve and influence?
division. But with recent events and the unfettered access to un-vetted, unloving opinions, we are seeing the proliferation of fear, disdain, and hostility.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
Vicarious trauma is “the emotional residue of exposure [that helpers have] from working with people as they are hearing their trauma and become witnesses to the pain, fear, and terror
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Resting in God's grace is quite different from “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12). This can lead to a lax approach to the spiritual life.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
queen. Elijah's fear ran much deeper than dread of a pagan queen. enough? Is the God who sends down fire from heaven capable of meeting me in fear and hurt?”.
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Some are feeling grief, shock, and even fear. And this hurts me. It grieves me. It causes tears to spill down my face, as fear cripples every part of me and of those I love.
Trusting God When the Future Is Unknown
Will we enter God’s Promised Land for us in full faith?
The spies came back from their reconnaissance mission with two things: fruit and fear. In their hands were symbols of the goodness of the land that was promised to them.
How to Steward Your Ministry Well
What does it look like to invest in the resources God has entrusted to you?
Paralyzed by fear, he was unable to steward the treasure he was responsible for. How many times does fear paralyze us and prevent us from stewarding what's been entrusted to us?