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Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print. “We feel like the Holy Spirit is calling you elsewhere.”. Each word pierced me like a dagger to my soul.
Don’t Try To Be Successful, Try To Do Good Work
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they’ll always have a healthy ministry.
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they'll always have a healthy ministry. For a while. But the numbers came at a cost. They sucked my soul dry.
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.
I felt like an utter failure. Surely, she could see it, too. But where one woman's words had stripped me to the core, her words filled me up. They were like balm to my soul.
Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print. "You walk with God and teach others out of that." My professor's words etched themselves onto my soul as he spoke
Want To Pastor A Church You Love? Love The Church You’re Pastoring
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul?
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul? Christian
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
So I took time to let that truth sink in. I took time to tend my soul rather than worrying about anyone else. The raw honesty of the Psalms fed my soul during that time of failure.
Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls
With all the politicking, protesting, and terrorizing, it’s tempting to give up the fight.
All of this indicates to me that the time has come, again, to fight for my own soul. I lift my heavy head, taking my eyes off myself and fixing them on Jesus
Why Is It So Hard To Find Help To Pastor A Small Church Well?
Scrambling for morsels of truth about healthy small churches can make you feel like a pig digging for truffles.
I made the necessary growth transition willingly, even successfully, I was spending almost all my ministry hours doing tasks that I disliked or wasn't called to and that sucked my soul dry.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
Each one, regardless of accent, culture, or skin color possesses a God-breathed soul. Practical Soul Needs. “People migrate with their cultural beliefs and practices.” —Kenneth Guest.
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
If you are like me, there's a burning deep down in your heart that won't allow you to give up, but getting your heart, mind, and soul to go forward is hard.
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
On my more gracious days, I respond easily, “Oh you're never a bother. Come in. How is it with your soul?” On my less-than- gracious days? Lord have mercy on my soul.
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
Pastoral Training Is Changing. It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore. Linda Perkins. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Recovery Director. Instead of saying anything to women leaders today, I invite lament—the guttural, primal wail of the soul that is born of suffering and loss.
Take Time for Breath Prayer
This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation.
Take Time for Breath Prayer. This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: Julie Doens/EyeEm/Getty. 0; tweet; email; print.
3 Secrets of Leadership Training
What does it take to develop leaders in your church?
Leadership involves caring for your soul; this is not optional or extra credit. Secret #2: Leadership training is as much about soul care as it is about skills.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
She confessed that being on staff had led her to a crisis of faith. These staff members were experiencing something I had grown accustomed to: church work can be hard on your soul!
An Open Letter to Young Women Leaders
The glory of God is man—and woman—fully alive.
It pulls you forward. It gives you life. It reminds you who you truly are in the deepest parts of your soul. For God, creator of all, calls you his own. Pause