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Working with a Team Means Better Care
Pooling expertise, wisdom, resources, and networks leads to better ministry. - Article
As we minister to the hurting and deal with the heavy issues weighing on the hearts of those God loves, we must develop the humility to know when we are in over our heads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
9 Ways to Shepherd Church Staff
How to encourage and help your co-laborers in ministry. - Article
This sort of humility and honesty from you is something they long for. 7. Read Scripture or Another Edifying Book Together. Study the Scriptures with your staff.
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.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
I was working so hard to fix the congregation and community that I was turning them into projects. My fixit spirit didn't stop with the congregation and community.
Correcting Children's Teachers • Killing Church Committees • Pastoral Succession: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week. - Article
in kind. The cultivation of humility and brokenness before the Lord can guard us from the tendency to become judgmental, callous, and proud. Follow
10 Budgeting Mistakes • Inspiring Impatience? • Managing Toxic People: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week. - Article
3. Inspire with … impatience? "Impatience only works when combined with other important characteristics (eg, trust, humility, relationships). Understand
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.
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 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
I Voted Clinton. He Voted Trump. We Still Do Ministry Together.
How my right-hand man and I reconciled our political differences for the sake of our church.
position of leadership. There's a theological line that can't be crossed. Also, I require a baseline of respect and humility for that kind of role. Dan and I
Slay the Beast of Ambition before It Slays You
3 ministry proverbs to quell competition and cultivate humility.
were engaging with the church seemingly every week, I continued to tell myself, “What is happening now will not keep happening forever.” In this way I have found a measure of humility
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
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.
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