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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.
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?
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
The hazards of church jargon. God's grace is available to any and all who desire it. According to Jesus, the kingdom is like a banquet catered to outsiders who don't think they belong.
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?
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
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
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
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.
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
Big Churches And Small Churches: Contrast Without Criticism
Church leaders need to understand the differences between churches of various sizes. So we can work together, not tear ourselves apart.
Big churches and small churches are very different. Not in their mission, their doctrine or their value to the kingdom of God, but in many of the ways they fulfill that mission.
Why No One Cares About Your Mission Statement – And Neither Should You
The only real hope that a church will follow through on their mission statement is when it’s based on what the church is already doing.
The only real hope that a church will follow through on their mission statement is when it's based on what the church is already doing. Does your church have a mission statement?
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
I went from spending all of my energy on our mission to becoming a fire extinguisher. I went from spending all of my energy on our mission to becoming a fire extinguisher.
6 Symptoms of Church Ministry Silos
And ways to help cure this type of disunity.
church: 1. Share the mission, vision, and values of the church. Clearly articulate one mission, vision, and set of value statements for the church. Then
When You Feel Like You Can Never Do Enough
How to follow a sacrificial Savior without losing yourself in ministry
in ministry? Since we have a Savior who died to fulfill his mission, how do we emulate him while still maintaining our mental and emotional stability? I