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For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life
Real prayer is about relationship. And relationships are hard. Even (especially?) with God.
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Church LeadershipSeptember 25, 2017. For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life Real prayer is about relationship. A healthy prayer life is hard work.
How to Keep Leading When You Feel Like Falling Apart
5 things to do when you face tragedy and turmoil
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I could barely breathe. We had worked side by side in ministry for years, and now she was gone. I'd lost her—my confidante, prayer partner, and best friend.
Break Your Day into Thirds
A creative way to avoid burnout in ministry
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another five hours. Likewise, if I had early morning prayer meetings or pancake breakfasts, I would try my hardest not to schedule evening meetings. I knew
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
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She did not lose heart. She continued to serve the Lord no matter what she faced. She organized gatherings for testimonies, discipleship, and prayer.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
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God's own supply. Along with prayer, there are several practical things we can do for the immigrant next door. Practical Soul Needs. “People migrate with
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
love of the Father, the finished work of Jesus on the cross, and the indwelling presence and empowerment of the Spirit in a community of honesty, support, accountability, and prayer.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
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Time spent in prayer, solitude, and honest conversation with a couple of close friends helped me maintain those boundaries, and serve God and others with more freedom and joy.
Why Doesn’t God Answer All My Prayers? Because Some of Them are Stupid
We need to become better pray-ers. But how? Offer prayers God has already said he’ll answer.
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I know. I've prayed some. Jesus introduced the Lord's Prayer by telling the disciples not to pray stupid prayers. (This post only answers one side of the unanswered prayer issue.
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
them. These are the people who believe that the promises in the Bible do not apply to them and that prayer is an act of futility—at least for them. Helpful
How Do I Take a Prayer Retreat?
9 key questions answered to help you meet with God.
Many people feel that way, but most finish a prayer retreat thinking, “I wish I'd had more time." For your first retreat, try 2 hours or 4 hours. Then try a full day, from 8am to 5pm.
13 Tips for Women Church Planters
Beyond where to plant and what strategy to use
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plans. 2. Cherish your relationship with God. Spending intimate time with God is invaluable and indispensible. Prayer must be a priority. Be Spirit-led.
Is Online Church Real Church?
It's real, but it's not enough. A full church experience requires flesh-and-blood people to share physical space together.
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conversation. Some churches have online pastors who are available to answer questions, receive prayer requests and lead people to Christ. That's real church!
When Calling Causes Conflict
Many women face opposition in their calling—whether overt, covert, or internal.
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When doubt creeps in, it handicaps me. Rather than leading a prayer time with full confidence that God will back me, I become tentative and preface my prayers with caveats.
Called to Ministry? Start Here.
Five steps to become a healthy minister
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Spiritual practices like prayer, silence, solitude, intentional community, and time spent in God's Word will strengthen your resources and surround you with the armor of God.
How to Minister to People Who Don’t Like You
Eight tips to love the hard-to-love.
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Within 18 months, we were able to erect a church building. The leadership of the church and I worked hard to make sure the church was healthy. The cornerstone was prayer.
Charleston and the Resilience of Wednesday Night Church
A year later, the mid-week prayer meeting is more important than ever.
Says my current pastor, the Reverend Dr. Timothy E. Tyler at Denver's Shorter Community AME Church: “The mid-week prayer meeting was always a very intimate atmosphere—a place
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy
In four years of pastoral ministry, I’ve had to preach through four national tragedies.
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Only last year, I preached a message of love after a man walked into a prayer service at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot and
Ladies Who Lunch—with Men
Do your coworkers follow the Billy Graham Rule?
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woman alone. Graham has done his best to avoid solo encounters with females—whether over lunch, prayer, dinner, a meeting, or any other occasion. He
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
We invite people to “accept Jesus into their hearts” (a phrase not found in Scripture) or we say, “Before we worship, let's pray,” as if prayer is not a form of worship.
Remembering Their Chains
6 Practical Ways to Support the Global Persecuted Church
Host or highlight a church-wide day of awareness and pray for the persecuted Church or, more specifically, participate in the International Day of Prayer for the 6. Commit to Prayer.
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