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The Bible Tormented Bonhoeffer
Scripture both comforted and haunted the German theologian.
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break VirtueSubscriber Access Only
Is it possible to build willpower like a muscle?
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
Being A Small Church Pastor Isn’t A Penalty, It’s A Specialty
Pastoring a small church doesn't mean giving up or settling for less. If you embrace it, you can be great at it.
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.
Lamenting Failure
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Small Churches Than Big Churches
Different sizes of churches serve different functions. And they face different challenges.
When You Feel Like A Failure (A Good Friday Reflection)
So much of Jesus’ life, ministry and message looked like a failure. Until the resurrection.
We Are Called to Be Faithful, Not SuccessfulSubscriber Access Only
As my pastorate crumbled around me, I learned what God truly expects of us.
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
Did I Hear God Right?
Just because you feel like a failure doesn’t mean you weren’t called by God.
My Church Stinks!
What if church size wasn't the primary – often the only – measure of church health? How many pastors would still say “my church stinks" then?
Neither Jew nor Greek … Republican nor DemocratSubscriber Access Only
Mark Batterson on leading a church in our nation’s capital during a divisive election season.
Perry Noble, NewSpring Church and Our Obsession with Numbers
Our numbers obsession continues to leave victims in its wake. Now Perry Noble and the tens of thousands of members of NewSpring church are on the list of walking wounded.
The Raw Beauty of Giving God Our Second Best
Sometimes ‘God deserves our best’ can serve as a cover for our pride. God also wants our second best. And our worst. And everything in between.
Overcoming the Small Church Easter Sunday Blues
Many small churches prepare for Easter Sunday under an unseen burden.
27 Benefits of Putting an Expiration Date On New Ministries In Your Church
Here's a great way open your church up to innovative new ideas by minimizing the risk – or at least the sting – of failure.
4 Signs Your Church May Not Need Small Groups
When it comes to small groups, what works for big churches may not work for small churches.
I Ran a Successful Business, Why Can't I Run a Successful Church? (6 Reasons)
Successful businesses and successful churches have some similarities. But they have far more differences.
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
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