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Boundaries for Part-Time Ministry
9 steps to set healthy limits - Article
They may believe the church will be crippled without their oversight or active involvement. This is not humility or self-sacrifice, although it often disguises itself as such.
Female Insights into the Christmas Story
Women bring unique perspectives when they teach the Word of God. - Article
I saw such humility and selflessness in Elizabeth—how she could celebrate the new life developing in her young cousin after years of her own unexplained infertility.
The Right Way to Do Church?
Let's stop looking for a one-size-fits-all way to do church. And stop insisting on it for others.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Methodological Humility. Some churches are always looking for new ways to tell old truths. And let other churches do the same. There's love and humility in that.
The Singular Humility of America's Only Ordained President
In 1880, James A. Garfield won the country's highest office. He never wanted it.
His legacy, however, is important because his story relates an enduring lesson: true, dignified influence is often achieved not through force or compulsion, but through quiet humility.
Wounded Leaders Wound Others
The negative effects of leading with unmet intimacy needs. - Article
The apostle Paul warns us in Philippians 2:3–5, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not
No Need to Downplay Your Leadership
God calls us to both humility and confidence. - Article
No Need to Downplay Your Leadership. God calls us to both humility and confidence. There are three main reasons women struggle with this: We think (false) humility is biblical.
9 Reasons Pastors Should Say ‘I Don’t Know’ More Often
We think we’ll lose people's trust if we don’t have all the answers. The opposite is almost always true.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
5. It Demonstrates Humility. A pastor's typical day is filled with the most complex aspects of life. Pastoral ministry requires bucket loads of humility. 6. It Honors God.
Slay the Beast of Ambition before It Slays You
3 ministry proverbs to quell competition and cultivate humility.
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
Did 2016 Expose America's (And the Church's) Fame Addiction?
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we're feeding into it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we're feeding into it.
Lead Me On: Brave & Bawling
What happens when we give God a chance to use our relationships to change us? - Article
Was Joseph humiliating the brothers or invoking humility in them? Humility and humiliation are not the same thing. One tell-tale differentiator? Humiliation is diminishing.
Say Goodbye to Leadership Overload
And say hello to the right priorities - Article
Delegating takes effort. It requires trust to hand over authority and responsibility to someone else. It requires wisdom to choose the right people and humility to admit when you did not.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
Christians anxious," said. "But it also creates an opportunity to demonstrate humility and love to those whose values do not align with ours. We can get
The Surprising Power of Our Weakest Moments
In God’s hands, crosses become instruments of life-giving grace - Article
A Beautiful Disaster. Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else. —Madeleine L'Engle. Sometimes I banter with God.
God Lives in the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days
We need more leaders who are willing to say they don't have all the answers - Article
t have the answer. But mercy sakes. That takes guts, right? Humility. Honesty. Willingness to stare in the face of our own pain and doubt. It's hard to get
What Will Pastors Preach after the Election of Donald Trump?
After a bitter, divisive election, what will the nation's ministers say?
In this age of rage and fear, the church is called to be distinct— as those who stand out because they exhibit the humility and love of Christ wherever God has placed us.
3 Temptations of Leadership: Pride
Watch out for the many faces of this destructive sin - Article
And what a refreshing example of humility in a world with too little of it.". It's the pope's kindness and humility that have drawn Bruni, and so many others, to him.
How to Really Serve a Community
It begins with listening - Article
help. We assume we know what others need, and that isn't a wise way to begin serving. The trouble is that listening takes work, humility, and time. It may
We Are Better Together
Co-leadership really can work - Article
night and day. Making it work effectively has taken some crucifixion, prayer, fasting, and humility from both of us. It works beautifully now. Additionally, I
Women Leading in a New Era
An interview with leadership consultant Nancy Ortberg - Article
She talked with GFL about being in churches that don't recognize women in leadership, the intersection of passion and humility, and gracefully shifting the reigns of leadership to the
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