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Diminish the Power of Negative Circumstances
Take control of your circumstances by changing your mindset.
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embedded in our family history. Each time I heard it, it nurtured the traits of perseverance and grit that run through my Serbian veins. With the recent struggle
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
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legacy, I arrived at this statement: “I desire to leave a personal legacy of continuing in God's mission every time I am knocked down.” A personal legacy of perseverance is completely
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
Or so it seems. This sort of anticlimax in ministry can be hard on the heart. What can we do with it, apart from choosing to live in self-protective isolation?
7 Revolutionary Principles from the Small Church that Founded America
Struggling churches can learn a lot from the integrity and perseverance of the church members who sailed on the Mayflower and changed the world.
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Struggling churches can learn a lot from the integrity and perseverance of the church members who sailed on the Mayflower and changed the world.
I’m Rare: I Haven’t Been Harassed Because I’m a Woman
But I have complicated feelings about that.
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I admire their perseverance in service in the face of such painful and discouraging opposition. But I can't relate. This could be in part because I just haven't recognized the discrimination.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
3. Pastors themselves think they are doingfine. Because of the results they are seeing, pastors may sell their own soul a piece at a time for the sake of success.
Slay the Beast of Ambition before It Slays You
3 ministry proverbs to quell competition and cultivate humility.
We often forget that Sabbath participation is one of the Ten Commandments. At times when I'm asked to speak on the topic, I title my talk “Nice Commandments
If It’s Okay for a Church to Be Small, Why Do I Feel So Bad When It Is?
For all my hard-working, prayerful, wise, loving peers who woke up on yet another Monday morning wondering “what am I doing wrong?”
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For all my hard-working, prayerful, wise, loving peers who woke up on yet another Monday morning wondering “what am I doing wrong?”.
A Master Class in Grief
When I lost my mother, I learned a lot about how to (and how not to) comfort grieving people
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Not she. She was an Island woman who had weathered many a wild winter storm. Constancy and perseverance were her watchwords even to death.
The Astonishing Power of Small Churches: Three Reasons We’ve Missed This
The stubborn, historical persistence of small churches is something God has done without our noticing it, and in spite of the fact that many of us have fought against it.
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The stubborn, historical persistence of small churches is something God has done without our noticing it, and in spite of the fact that many of us have fought against it.
Remembering Their Chains
6 Practical Ways to Support the Global Persecuted Church
The most common request persecuted Christians ask for regarding help is prayer - not for the persecution to stop, but for the strength, perseverance, and faith to work through it.
Invisible Labor
Stay faithful even when you can’t see the fruit
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Through the process, we open ourselves to God's deeper work, allowing him to produce perseverance and patience within us. Reframing Faithfulness.
Four Steps to Becoming a Great Church – Of Any Size
Becoming a big church is hard. Becoming a great church is simple. Not easy, but simple.
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Becoming a big church is hard. Becoming a great church is simple. Not easy, but simple.
Pour It Out
God doesn't intend pastors to burn out. There's a better way.
let alone pastoral ministry. The author of Hebrews reminds us that our perseverance requires encouragement from others (Heb. 3:12-14). We need the
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
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When It's Time to Quit. “Finish what you start” isn't always good advice. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. As a child, I was told, “Don
Make a Difference for the Kingdom
Whether or not your name eventually appears in history books, we’re all called to do our part.
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Make a Difference for the Kingdom. Whether or not your name eventually appears in history books, we're all called to do our part. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
Eric Snyder: The Battle is the Lord's
Learning to rely on God in economic times of struggle in the workplace.
Standing While Slain
Resilience in ministry requires being open to hurt, for ourselves and for those we care for.
I'd like to gain understanding in the safety of my own room. I want to have all issues resolved before I engage. But that assumes I'm the only one involved.
The Day I Hit the Wall
A simple question led to a life-defining collapse.
Today, almost fifty years later, I still recall that morning in vivid detail. It became, strangely, one of the most sacred experiences in my life. It changed me! What was happening?
Friend Me
How your personal network sustains ministry health for both you and your church.
Such friendships are vital to your own spiritual health. In ministry you'll endure times of doubt, frustration, failure, and fear. It's easy to develop an attitude
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