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The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
doingfine. Because of the results they are seeing, pastors may sell their own soul a piece at a time for the sake of success. How to Avoid the Success Affair. There
Working with a Team Means Better Care
Pooling expertise, wisdom, resources, and networks leads to better ministry.
As Proverbs 15:22 says, "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." Advisers are dispensaries of hard-won wisdom, not just anyone offering their opinion.
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
True Success. My measurement of success is no longer based on whether I actually make it to the end goal, but rather measured by obedience and perseverance.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
There was no cap on her level of talent or success because of gender in the field. But her ministry work with teenagers called and captivated her in unique ways.
We're cheering you on as you live your calling.
Amalekites. Holding that staff was important work, critical to the Israelites' success. The problem is that this seemingly simple task is actually hard work.
Ministry in the Present Tense
Unshackle yourself from the tyranny of the past and future.
of our ministry. Both can cause us to take too much responsibility for the success or the failure of what we do for Christ. God's Presence. Not only is vocational
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
Finally, after 13 months of confrontation, Gordon and his family stopped attending our services. Only, they didn't really leave. I went from spending all
Why Didn’t the Disciples Ask Jesus How to Measure Success?
Would Jesus have responded to the question “how will we measure success” with anything less than a face-palm?
Would Jesus have responded to the question “how will we measure success” with anything less than a face-palm? Church GrowthMay 30, 2016. Why
Small Church, Big Ministry
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to feed 145,000.
she says. “Once we joined the food pantry, it took off.”. This was one key to Hillside's success: joining Atlanta Community Food Bank in 2003. An affiliate
Jesus And Crowds – An Unhappy Marriage
Jesus didn’t turn the crowds away when they found him. But he sometimes made himself hard to find.
That's a basic component of good stewardship and proper pastoring. But we need to be wary about chasing the crowd, because numbers cannot measure ministry success.
13 Tips for Women Church Planters
Beyond where to plant and what strategy to use
As a church planter, though, I know there are much more important considerations—especially for women church planters—that determine a church plant's success.
3 Ingredients for Success
Essential elements for life, work, and leadership.
Brevity = Mastery. The fewer words, the stronger the message. People who know their stuff send strong messages. Don't pretend. Never pretend to be
Don't Be That Woman
Culture wants to caricaturize women leaders. But God sees us in a different light.
Underneath is written: “Suffragette vote-getting the easiest way.” In other words, if you're a woman who is having any success as a suffragette, it's because you're a minx.
I thought it was counselor-speak for lowering standards and settling for less. It's not.
Redefining success doesn't mean lowering our standards on the things that don't matter. It means realizing that they truly don't matter all that much. And
4 Ways to Multiply the Impact of Your VBS
Use this one-week event to ignite year-long discipleship.
We try to let each volunteer know how vital they were to the success of our VBS program. It can be hard to measure the success of Vacation Bible School.