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Pastoral Transition: A Very Personal Note
Changing chairs after 25 years as lead pastor at the same church is so unusual that we never could have planned it.
Today was an amazing celebration of God's grace, filled with excitement for the future as we build on the blessings of our shared past. Today was an
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Grace and Its Unintended Consequences. A unnecessary. Resting in God's grace is quite different from “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12).
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. those. … I am much more interested in helping you experience grace.”.
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
ever. Some days are still very hard, but God's grace has gone before us, empowering us to be faithful to our vocation, one another, and the church. So
Use Your Strength to Serve Others
How to gracefully embrace your role as the strongest person in the room
I didn't realize I had shut them down. As I grew to understand myself better and learned from my mistakes, I developed more skill in finessing strength with grace and wisdom.
Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
complex human experiences and increases the pressure to succeed because we no longer stand for ourselves, but for everyone “like us.” Worse, there's little space for grace when you
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Read as Single
A Dying Pastor Reflects on His Legacy
With less than a month to live, Buddy Hoffman discusses the highs and lows of 40 years in ministry.
Four years ago, Buddy Hoffman, the founding pastor of the Grace Family of Churches, experienced a catastrophic aortic dissection. Doctors expected
The 10 Percent Grace Rule: Judging Without Being Judgmental
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace?
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace? Christian grace? The 10% Grace Rule.
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print. The New Testament teaches us that God in his grace and power has poured out gifts and roles among his people.
Losing the Weight of New Year’s Resolutions
This year, I’m letting God write my resolutions.
They sat quietly at first, listening to the Lord. Eventually, one of them, picking up on a phrase from Acts 6:8, said, “You are a man of grace. You give it
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
Going Back to Help Others. I have several friends and partners in ministry who by the grace of God have been delivered from a lifestyle of substance abuse and violence.
Creating a Culture of Innovation and Initiative
How church leaders can encourage church staff.
innovation. 5. Show Grace in Failure. If fail. Many employees don't take initiative out of fear of failure, so leaders must reduce that fear by showing grace. When
6 Ways to Start Mentoring in 2018
Find out how to navigate generational differences, build their confidence, and prepare for rejection.
We're here to help you finally get started. Remember, mentorship is a gift. Stop thinking of it as an obligation, and start thinking of it as a way of showing God's grace to others.
The Sound of My Voice
Discover the value of your unique voice.
Your life is comprised of a set of circumstances and events unique to you. No one on the planet will ever live your beautiful, exhausting, tumultuous, grace-filled, or anxious life.