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My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
Yet, one of my references told those interviewing me for my current position that my weakness is not owning up to the power and influence I have. I think she's right, and that's a mistake.
Big Churches And Small Churches: Contrast Without Criticism
Church leaders need to understand the differences between churches of various sizes. So we can work together, not tear ourselves apart.
Big churches and small churches may be different, but those differences, while significant, are good, not bad. They're a strength, not a weakness. You
Finding God’s Strength in Our Weakness
We do not win battles on our own
Finding God's Strength in Our Weakness. We do not win battles on our own. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. I have a long history
Why I See a Counselor
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.
The other side of me, however, is like the woman: alone, outcast, and unclean. This side of me isn't known by name and is only identified by my weakness.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
communicator. I practice, plan, and pray with more effectiveness now because I understand how God works through what some may consider weakness.
When a Leader Doesn’t Know She’s a Leader
How to develop and encourage the emerging leaders around you
Great Leaders Are Often Overlooked. So if leadership sometimes emerges from angst and weakness, frustration and obstacles, where are we looking for emerging leaders?
Hope Keeps Us Hungry
And our greatest testimony is found in hunger
I can discover that our greatest testimony isn't found in those moments of victory over weakness or even in the moments of hope fulfilled. It is found in waiting, wanting, adoring.
Experts in Weakness
I don't fit the typical definition of a "strong" leader, and I am glad I don't.
So if being a woman teaches humility and collaboration, isn't it a strength to be a woman? Being an artist can feel like weakness, too. Being an outsider can feel like weakness.
The Way of Weakness
What my struggle with anxiety and depression taught me about God's power.
The Blessing of Weakness. 12:9-10). Paul boasts in his weakness because he knows that when his power is brought to its end, Christ's power rests on him.
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
As pastors, we are called to embrace a way of power defined by the cross of Jesus. We are called to power in weakness for the sake of love. It is a power that serves rather than uses.
Don’t Hide from Hardship
A devastating diagnosis showed me how God uses weakness
Don't Hide from Hardship. A devastating diagnosis showed me how God uses weakness. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. I wept as
Church Management Roundup: 9.8.14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
"Before anything creative can happen, reorient your distractible self to truths like these: Your weakness is God's advantage. Love will be necessary and love will show.
Are You a Small Church Pastor? So Was Jesus
If you pastor a small church Jesus knows what you're going through, because he felt it, too.
It's hard for us to think of Jesus needing people to lean on, but he was also human, and that humanity experienced both physical and emotional weakness.
I'm Here for You . . . Kinda
Ministry is filled with at least four different kinds of relationships.
If so, how can we be honest about our weakness and at the same time model that, as much as we need support and prayer from folks, ultimately, our dependence is on God?
Pastoring NewSpring Church after Perry Noble
Clayton King never expected to be a senior pastor. Now he leads one of the largest churches in America.
because they may look at us differently. But it's up to us to have people in our lives we can confess our weakness to. James 5:16 says, “Confess your
The Leadership Strength of Vulnerability
In a moment of defenselessness, my husband became a great leader.
He no longer needed to feign strength. Instead he allowed God's power to be resilient in his weakness. He encountered brokenness, but then he experienced God's healing.
Let the Gospel Be Slow
Recognize how impatience hurts your leadership
you pray for me before I go up?" This does not mean that we should reveal the depths of our heart with everyone but that routinely hiding or concealing an area of weakness causes us