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If Our Church Was Bigger, We Could…
There’s not a single command to the church that cannot be accomplished by two or three people who love Jesus, each other, and the community they’re called to reach.
If we think we need more stuff before we can do great ministry, we'll stay stuck. Not just in size, but in mission. Not just in size, but in mission. It's About the Mission.
Beat Imposter Syndrome
How to stand firm in who God says you are when you feel like a phony
to acknowledge its effects. As people created to join God in his mission to the world, we must confront the Imposter Syndrome at its core. We all have
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
life, I see now the threads God was drawing together—moving me from a longtime pew sitter to small-group attender, then into small-group leadership, and then into mission trips and
We Need a Cascade Effect in the Church
What might happen if more women were leading in the church?
One article from Mission:Wolf notes,. Since wild wolves have returned to Yellowstone, the elk and deer are stronger, the aspens and willows are healthier and the grasses taller.
Hillsong Church Doesn't Sing “Shout To The Lord” Anymore? Good For Them
Instead of hitting the replay button, Hillsong is staying true to their mandate and pressing forward. This is something we can all learn from.
In addition to the mission we all share – namely, the Great Commandment and Great Commission – every congregation has a specific reason they exist. Stay Faithful To Your Mission.
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
Make Criticism Your Friend. Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God's mission. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
These stories helped me see that starting over is normal for any leader on a mission. True Success. Then God challenged me: “What exactly is your legacy?
Planting Disciple-Making Churches in the City
What does it take to grow healthy congregations in this hostile environment?
church. Seeing that kingdom impact is rewarding. You can never promise your church stability if you're on mission. Mission brings instability. That's been
I Don’t Like the Way You Do Church
...but our unity in Christ is much stronger than our differences in style or method.
The ethnic mix is too homogenous or too diverse; The vibe is too corporate or too quirky; The mission is too inward-focused or too outward-focused; The
What Are You Improving At Your Church Right Now?
The mission of the church is too important for any congregation to settle for business as usual.
The mission of the church is too important for any congregation to settle for business as usual. Church LeadershipJune 27, 2017. What Are You Improving At Your Church Right Now?
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
Bible in any depth. This hit home for me even more when my husband joined a mission organization to train pastors in developing countries. He goes to
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
They feel guilt, shame and anxiety over claiming “I'm worth this.” Successful people know what matters most to them—their priorities, values, concerns, and their mission and purpose.
Did I Hear God Right?
Just because you feel like a failure doesn’t mean you weren’t called by God.
I first stepped on African soil nine years ago. I traveled to Ghana, West Africa, for a short-term mission trip, and my heart was changed forever. After my
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
King of all Kings, the Governor of all Governors, the Boss of all Bosses, and the Leader of all Leaders—who did everything in perfection and was so “successful” in his mission that he
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
Your mission in preaching about generosity remains the same as always: make plain God's Word to God's people. But leave the brimstone at home.
We're cheering you on as you live your calling.
arms as you minister in God's name. Since we launched Gifted for Leadership in 2007, we've always had this mission. But as we celebrate our 10-year