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Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Relationships, finances, stress, and health are common sources of pain we find ourselves trying to handle alone, only giving them over to God when we have made such a tangled knot
Ally or Adversary?
Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt. It doesn't have to be this way.
Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt. Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt.
How to Keep Leading When You Feel Like Falling Apart
5 things to do when you face tragedy and turmoil
Maybe like me, you've lost someone close to you. Maybe you've struggled through financial hardship or strained family relationships. When we have challenges, how do we cope?
For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life
Real prayer is about relationship. And relationships are hard. Even (especially?) with God.
Real prayer is about relationship. And relationships are hard. Even (especially?) with God. At least it should be. And relationships are never quick and easy.
8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God.
accordingly. It's a skill much of evangelical Christianity has not cultivated, particularly when it comes to male-female relationships. 1. Cultivate your relationships. For
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
It has taken me 25 years of trial and error to learn how to develop a solid web of supportive relationships. The Challenges of Finding Community. Ministry
Find Your Place in God's Story
Like Esther, you may be exactly where you are for a specific purpose.
change my life. I was 18 at the time and in the midst of a 3-week romance that illustrated the longevity of my high school relationships. My boyfriend had
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
went wrong. Probably the biggest lesson was that we shouldn't randomly throw people together. Relationships have to form naturally. People are far
Church Turnaround Is An Attitude, Not An Event
Turnarounds require rebuilding of broken trust, reestablishing of eternal principles and repairing of damaged relationships.
Turnarounds require rebuilding of broken trust, reestablishing of eternal principles and repairing of damaged relationships. Church LeadershipAugust
No More Frenemies in Ministry
Rather than see other women leaders as competition, we can serve as advocates and allies for one another.
Well, they both intended to succeed … and so the rivalry began. Complicated competitive relationships among women are not limited to the catwalks and TV shows.
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
I wonder if this is the case for many women who lead and do ministry through relationships. There's a fine art to leveraging relationships without making people feel used.
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
They know these are our people and family—not those people. They develop relationships with their local mental-health community before they need them.
Our Best on Ministry’s Assorted Relationships
Tools to help clarify your many relationships.
While outreach takes a variety of forms, for most the primary opportunities to share their faith come through relationships. This download mentors you
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation
The biggest threat facing churches isn’t a disaster event—it’s how we think about disasters.
complex. I think the key to us doing so well in this crisis was the relationships we had with the stake holders before the crisis hit. community. Relationships are the key.
5 Essentials to Build Trust in Your Ministry Team
Lessons from the life of Nehemiah
This research concluded, “Female managers eclipse their male counterparts at setting basic expectations for their employees, building relationships with their subordinates
Public Schools Are Changing. Should Your Church?
Four lessons for your children’s ministry and your adults.
experience. Yet what happens to relationships with neighbors who attend somewhere else? week. Picture 4: Adult relationships are missing—and eagerly welcomed.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
My relationships with churches begin in a variety of ways. Sometimes a partnership is born when one of my clients refers someone from a different church to meet with me.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Hales, pastor of Resurrection OC in Orange County, California, moved to the area to plant a church, he and his wife, Ashley, began throwing parties in an effort to build relationships.
I'm Here for You . . . Kinda
Ministry is filled with at least four different kinds of relationships.
Often these “I'm here for you” relationships are the ones that drive us closer to God. Just as in the “I'm here for you” category, few relationships fall entirely within this category.