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When You Feel Like a Failure
Whether you've truly failed―or you just feel like a failure―the experience can actually be a blessing.
Equally important, I would not have understood how significant it is to learn from mistakes, nor grasped the necessary art of self-care. Read as Single Page Page:1234|Next.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
I struggle to recall many of the times when God has shown up and powerfully proven his love, but I remember every detail connected to my mistakes.
Use Your Strength to Serve Others
How to gracefully embrace your role as the strongest person in the room
I didn't realize I had shut them down. As I grew to understand myself better and learned from my mistakes, I developed more skill in finessing strength with grace and wisdom.
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
and an inability to focus on non-interesting topics. These kids know right from wrong and repent of their mistakes. Yet they can't seem to help themselves
How to Minister to People Who Don’t Like You
Eight tips to love the hard-to-love.
recently. Over that time, and after making regretful mistakes, I learned to minister to people who don't like me—even people who may never like me. The
Why Church Growth Is a Shockingly Inexact Science
Have you ever wondered why some mistakes will stop the numerical growth of one church, but not even slow another one down?
Have you ever wondered why some mistakes will stop the numerical growth of one church, but not even slow another one down? No Perfect Churches. Every church makes mistakes.
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
We all make mistakes. Acknowledge your past mistakes, restore trust, leverage other influencers in the group, allow yourself to be influenced, and—you guessed it—listen.
What Simone Biles Is Teaching Me about Innovation
Throwing out the old scorecard has changed gymnastics—and it can change your ministry.
You see, the new scorecard rewards gymnasts for attempting daring moves and connecting them together in close succession—even if they make a few mistakes along the way.
I Grew Up with Two Women Pastors
Seeing two women lead our church gave me the freedom to pursue the gifts God had given me.
adults by age 14, and preaching by age 16. They gave me feedback, support, and love in the midst of mistakes. They encouraged me to be a student of
The 10 Percent Grace Rule: Judging Without Being Judgmental
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace?
Even to people I disagree with. The more you speak or write, the more mistakes you'll make. The more you speak or write, the more mistakes you'll make. It's unavoidable.
5 Steps to Take After Saying Something Stupid In Public
Mistakes should be acknowledged and fixed if possible. But don’t use it as a stick to beat yourself up.
Mistakes should be acknowledged and fixed if possible. But don't use it as a stick to beat yourself up. Mistakes should be acknowledged and fixed if possible.
9 Ways to Shepherd Church Staff
How to encourage and help your co-laborers in ministry.
9. Be Quick to Forgive Reasonable Failures. Staff members make mistakes. When they do, will you respond as a domineering tyrant or a gracious, forgiving shepherd?