The Bunker Is My Refuge and Strength
What living next to a doomsday prepper taught me about loving my neighbor.
The Bunker Is My Refuge and Strength. What living next to a doomsday prepper taught me about loving my neighbor. Keith Mannes. 0; tweet; link. share;
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
serve the church. This experience built into my leadership DNA three values. First, the core motivation for ministry comes from the gospel. We get to serve
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
Beyond these three reasons, however, there was one motivation I didn't expect. This motivation is normal and good for any Christian called to ministry.
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
Sometimes it's hard to know the motivation from which a criticism originates, but the end result looks the same: “I wouldn't have done it that way!” Are you frustrated by someone who has
Pastor, Take a Vacation—for the Good of Your Church
You are not the linchpin holding your congregation together.
I could blame the constant deluge of images that portray leaders as an organization's capstone—the source of inspiration, motivation, and momentum.
Renting Versus Buying Your Church’s Facility
What churches should consider before making a costly or permanent decision.
But if your motivation to purchase is to have space to expand your ministries, and if purchasing will not cause financial hardship for your church, purchasing may indeed be the right
The Weight of Stress in Ministry
Women are three times as likely to experience depression.
Not only does it affect us physically, but when stress goes unchecked, it can affect our mental health, too, causing anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation or focus, irritability or anger
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
As a child, I was told, “Don't be a quitter.” and “Finish what you start.” These commands served as a means of encouragement and motivation for academic performance, athletic prowess
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
The Pastor's Currency is Influence. Are you spending it wisely? Lee Eclov. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool:
Lead with Your Whole Self
Great leadership begins with leading yourself well.
a desire to control. We may not call it that, but with a little excavation of our hearts, we find our desire to control underlying our motivation. Part of the responsibility
No Need to Downplay Your Leadership
God calls us to both humility and confidence.
Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). The motivation is glory to God—but the operation is fearless light shining. Read as Single Page Page:1234|Next.
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
nine personality types. Those types aren't so much about what we do, as they are about our motivation for doing the things we do. The Enneagram explains
Walking in Billy’s Shoes
John Ortberg offers 6 lessons evangelical organizations can learn from Billy Graham and his team.
During a war, a nation's leader will generally use increasingly harsh language about the enemy to achieve maximum motivation among his own people.
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
The kingdom of God is advanced when people in our communities place their faith in Jesus as Lord. That is God's ultimate desire, and it is our ultimate motivation as well.
Smile When You Talk On The Phone
People are more open to hear hard truths when they’re delivered from a positive mindset.
People are more open to hear hard truths when they're delivered from a positive mindset.
Move Forward in Faith
Let fear motivate you to accomplish your purpose.
For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.” As much motivation and encouragement as
Slay the Beast of Ambition before It Slays You
3 ministry proverbs to quell competition and cultivate humility.
Ambition isn't inherently a bad thing. Drive and motivation can be helpful. It gets to the heart of motivation and ambition. So, how do we slay the beast?