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Lamenting Failure
God is doing something bigger and better than your project. - Article
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. - Article
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.
Join Our Summer Study Group
Meet with women from across the country for community, encouragement, and discussion. - Article
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. - Article
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.
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry
The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry. - Article
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 - Article
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
5 Passages Your Pastor Wishes You'd Stop Taking out of Context
How we get them wrong and what church leaders can do about it.
Kielsmeier-Jones, pastor of Union Congregational Church in Magnolia, Massachusetts, says, “Certainly the God who knew us before we were born desires to give us 'hope and a future
Five Ways to Invest in the Next Generation of Leaders
Practical tips for raising up more women in ministry - Article
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.
Self-Control for the Sake of Ministry
What does it mean to say “no” to ourselves on behalf of those we serve and influence? - Article
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
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps - Article
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
How to Prepare for Speaking at a Conference
What I’ve learned from 15 years of speaking at various events. - Article
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.
Leading with Hope in a Post-Christian Culture
A Church Leader Summit | April 4, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Dallas
6 Leadership Lessons I've Learned from Millennials
As I'm learning from Millennials, I'm finding hope for the future. - Article
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.
Did I Hear God Right?
Just because you feel like a failure doesn’t mean you weren’t called by God. - Article
My body started ailing, but I kept working—I didn't want anything to interrupt my calling. It was my hope that I would be there for the rest of my life. But
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman. - Article
God who loves them. They share their personal story, and they choose to walk alongside them constantly sharing the message of hope. When they fall
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy
In four years of pastoral ministry, I’ve had to preach through four national tragedies. - Article
desk. One year later, I had to face my congregation with a message of hope after bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon, killing 3 and injuring 300.
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first. - Article
Biblical lament comes through sorrow and moves toward repentance with the hope or restoration. My temptation is to analyze, shout, argue, demand, and advise on one hand.
Three Days Post-Election: Pause Before You Pastor
Let’s make these five commitments together. - Article
shamed or ridiculed in feeling what I feel. I will not fast forward to comfort or hope without first feeling all of my feelings. Most important, I will share the full
5+ Churchy Things I'm Thankful For – Even If I Don't Like Them
It's important to distinguish between personal preferences and moral absolutes if we hope to maintain our integrity.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
It's important to distinguish between personal preferences and moral absolutes if we hope to maintain our integrity. Christian UnityNovember 22, 2016.
My Depression Is Not Wasted
What Gillian Marchenko learned when mental illness mixed with ministry - Article
And if you do struggle, know there is hope. —Amy Jackson. Ultimately, Marchenko's book is a realistic and hope-filled account that doesn't dish out easy answers.
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