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Changing the Scorecard
Affirming everyone's vocation begins by changing the way we define ministry success.
Could I give my life away to bring life to others, so that they in turn could bring life to others?". That's my ambition now. It's not less ambition than before, but a redirected ambition.
How Pride Destroys Leadership, Part 1
I repeated Hezekiah’s mistakes—and learned the same lessons
WomenLeaders.com - Article
they are moving targets. I justified my ambition by calling it "love for the ministry," but inside of me pride was taking root without notice. God had given
9 No-Fault, No-Excuse Reasons Many Healthy Churches Stay Small
There's no reason to believe that a healthy small church is making more mistakes than a healthy big church.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
There's no reason to believe that a healthy small church is making more mistakes than a healthy big church.
More than a Message
Our churches need to see us live out the gospel, not just talk about it.
Do I model team ministry or act out of personal ambition? "For some reason Christian leaders are more candid about sexual lust than ambition," they write.
Remembering Chuck Colson
Pastor Hayes Wicker talks about his most famous congregant and friend.
Remembering Chuck Colson. Pastor Hayes Wicker talks about his most famous congregant and friend. Daniel Darling. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand:
Forget the 200 Barrier - Small Churches Need to Break the Grasshopper Barrier
The only problem with smallness is when we think being small is a problem
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The only problem with smallness is when we think being small is a problem.
Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches
A summary from Leadership Journal
course. Staying on track requires "humbition," a combination of humility and ambition. Predictable, focused faithfulness is a leadership essential. "Said
The Old School of Ordinary
An Interview with Michael Horton.
Oddly enough, laziness is the twin vice of ambition. Both are self-centered. The cure for selfish ambition, restless devotion, or laziness is contentment and gratitude.
Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?
Openness is hard, but vital for community.
Third, I had an ongoing sense of misplaced pastoral ambition. It has allowed me to focus on what God has called me to do and not worry about the vain ambition I had been pursuing.
Megachurches are Not Normal - And That's OK
Small Churches are the norm. Megachurches are the exception. Neither is better. Both are needed.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Small Churches are the norm. Megachurches are the exception. Neither is better. Both are needed.
Cage Match for Christ
How salvation changed the focus of a UFC fighter.
Cage Match for Christ. How salvation changed the focus of a UFC fighter. Daniel Darling. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend
The Case for Counting
5 reasons measuring ministry results is biblical and essential.
There was pride. There was also probably ambition beyond the Lord's mandate, perhaps he was even contemplating empire in the ways of the Near Eastern despots.
Community With a Purpose
An outward focus is part of Christian community: part 3
Lord should aspire. One finds no ambition, competition, conflict, or confusion in the community of the godhead. This greatly impresses me. There was
Removing Demonic Oppression
Steps to freeing those under the unwanted influence.
flesh (designed to trigger a physiological response), the lust of the eye (designed to manipulate our love of beauty), and the boastful pride of life (designed to promote selfish ambition).
Jesus’ Gift to Us
An Interview with JD Greear
ambitions.”. When the Spirit of God wants to work in his people, he often starts by stoking the fires of a particular, holy ambition for a particular ministry or need.
Lead Me On: When Stephen Colbert Says That’s Not Good Enough
Are you measuring against the wrong benchmark?
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Lead Me On: When Stephen Colbert Says That's Not Good Enough. Are you measuring against the wrong benchmark? Read as Single PagePage 1
When Church Growth Numbers Blind Us to Deeper Truths
Increasing numbers can cause us to make two equal, but opposite mistakes about church growth and health.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Increasing numbers can cause us to make two equal, but opposite mistakes about church growth and health.
How Did Jesus Teach?
The answer helps me keep my ambition in check
WomenLeaders.com - Article
How Did Jesus Teach? The answer helps me keep my ambition in check. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 1. 0; tweet; email; print. Ambition isn't unique to women.
Pressing On
An Interview with Travis Collins
Pressing On. An Interview with Travis Collins. Daniel Darling. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. Understand the spiritual importance of physical
From Farm to Pulpit
An Interview with Jake Hanson
From Farm to Pulpit. An Interview with Jake Hanson. Daniel Darling. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool:
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