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Feeling the ‘Ugh’ at Christmastime
Can your church be honest about heartache this Advent?
Hope for What is Being Made New. Advent teaches us a prophetic posture: to simultaneously see what is broken and hope for what is being made new. A little ember of hope was stirred.
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope. Finding purpose and satisfaction and hope in work that appears anticlimactic can seem impossible.
Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
To let them watch us need Jesus, which means letting them watch us sin, letting them watch us have bad days, have weak days, and find hope in him, find favor in him.
How to Keep Leading When You Feel Like Falling Apart
5 things to do when you face tragedy and turmoil
Let's allow the details of their journey to bring hope and wisdom to lead while going through personal trials. 1. Be reminded of God's love through this difficult time.
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
group. We were full of hope and excitement. Within us. After weeks of this, I began to notice that my hope was rising and my frustration was receding. Most
You Are Enough
Singleness doesn't make you any less of a leader.
I hope to create this kind of space by sharing with you some of the situations I have experienced that caused me to question if I really am enough and how I have tried to navigate them.
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for each week. Our hope is that women who pick up the devotional might gather a group of other women together to work through it together. (“How I
3 Reasons to Heed Limits in Your Leadership
As leaders, we naturally get frustrated by limits. But we can use them to our advantage.
I'm inspired by ideas. To a degree, this comes with the territory of being a leader. Leaders inspire with hope. We see possibility. We keep people tethered to the vision.
Is A Successful Small Church An Oxymoron?
If we hope to overcome the perception that “successful small church” is an oxymoron, we have to redefine success the way Jesus did.
If we hope to overcome the perception that “successful small church” is an oxymoron, we have to redefine success the way Jesus did. Small Church Ministry
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry
The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry.
As you read through these stories, we hope you'll be encouraged to thank a mom in ministry. During the week of VBS, we arrived at a new church where I would be the associate pastor.
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
demanding and draining. It's easy to become discouraged and question God's call on our lives. We feel inadequate, and we lose hope. Smith's story has
Leading with Hope in a Post-Christian Culture
A Church Leader Summit | April 4, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Dallas
Leading with Hope in a Post-Christian Culture. Leading with Hope in a Post-Christian Culture A Church Leader Summit | April 4, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Dallas.
Five Ways to Invest in the Next Generation of Leaders
Practical tips for raising up more women in ministry
These girls are the future of the church, and that gives me incredible hope. An essential ingredient for healthy leadership is the ability to raise up other leaders.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
we should! In the hope of helping others avoid blunders, I asked ten seasoned leaders to share their own mistakes. Fearing My Own Strength. In my previous
Self-Control for the Sake of Ministry
What does it mean to say “no” to ourselves on behalf of those we serve and influence?
In contrast to slavery, God's Spirit gives us freedom—freedom to make choices not out of fear of punishment, but out of joy and hope in Christ who reconciles all things through his body
How to Prepare for Speaking at a Conference
What I’ve learned from 15 years of speaking at various events.
My hope is these preparation tips could help you have a better start than I did. The Invitation. Perhaps a local church has asked you to speak to their Thursday morning mom's group.
6 Leadership Lessons I've Learned from Millennials
As I'm learning from Millennials, I'm finding hope for the future.
6 Leadership Lessons I've Learned from Millennials. As I'm learning from Millennials, I'm finding hope for the future. As I do, I'm finding hope for the future.
A Leadership Reminder: Your To-Do List Is Not A Plan
To-do lists can keep us on track, but they never create a new track. Only an intentional plan does that.
Is there an idea, a vision, or a hope for something greater in your future? That's why I love to-do lists. But new life, hope and dreams never happen on a to-do list.
Only In a Small Church: Face Time With the Pastor
The disadvantages of a small church are regularly outweighed by the privilege we have of discipling people on a more personal level.
Or with one of your staff members?”. “No, just me. I hope that's not a disappointment,” I joked. “Wow,” he responded. “I've only attended big churches before this one.