Pastoral Transition: Why Change When You Don’t Have To?
It’s not how we act when things stay the same that tests our strength and character, it’s how we act when things change.
It's not how we act when things stay the same that tests our strength and character, it's how we act when things change. Innovative MinistryMarch 26, 2018.
God’s Crowdsource in East Harlem
This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses.
How would the neighborhood retain some of its local character, while the hopes and dreams, even the personal economic vitality, of a neighborhood shop owner become a priority to
Ally or Adversary?
Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt. It doesn't have to be this way.
mentorship and support. The woman in charge, whom I considered a friend, said she had concerns about my character and intent. She reluctantly let
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
The church's written core values clearly stated the organization expected staff to have “proven character and proven ministry.” Yet here was Peter, assembling a superior product on the
10 Ways to Disagree Online Without Being a Jerk
Insults are more likely to push undecided people away from your side, not towards it.
3. Address the issue without attacking the person. When you attack the person by calling them names, impugning their character and so on, it opens the door for all kinds of bad results.
Pastors Who Have Flamed Out, Traded Down, Or Stayed Strong
We seldom celebrate consistency, integrity and humility as much as we should. But those are the character traits that make for real ministry success.
should. But those are the character traits that make for real ministry success. should. But those are the character traits that make for real ministry success.
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
replacements. This is the same work I do daily with my own sons: building a legacy of character and passion for Christ that will outlive my own story. As
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
Criticism was helpful to our work, not a personal attack on our character. It didn't matter whether the giver of the criticism intended for it to be constructive or not.
4 Steps To Start Moving From Teaching A Crowd To Equipping The Saints
Teaching requires two things: a competent instructor and receptive students. Equipping and discipling require much more.
requires a relationship because equipping the saints is far more than downloading information, it's a willing surrender of a person's life for the growth of their character and behavior.
Small Church Pastors: A Tribute To The Forgotten Heroes
Is it possible that we have as much to learn from small church pastors as we have to teach them?
might have something to teach us. Their wisdom and character are completely overlooked as a possible pastoral resource. Before you think “if they worked
How to Lead Up
Building trust is one key.
When you own your mistakes and failures, it points to your character and integrity. Your ability to lead up is both strengthened and sustained by your character.
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
t be a quitter.” and “Finish what you start.” These commands served as a means of encouragement and motivation for academic performance, athletic prowess, and character building.
Walking in Billy’s Shoes
John Ortberg offers 6 lessons evangelical organizations can learn from Billy Graham and his team.
Billy Graham was not simply the central character of American evangelicalism; the organization he formed blazed trails for much of the evangelical entrepreneurial energy that has been
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:
Money And The Small Church: 3 Reasons We Must Talk About It (New Series)
While having money is no guarantee of church success or health, poor money management will always undermine good ministry. We have to get better at this.
It touches our ability to eat, sleep, raise a family, stay healthy, lead a church, bless others, you name it. How we earn, spend, save and give is a barometer of our character.
The Vulnerable Act of Public Speaking
Find your voice—and keep it.
What you have to say, how you say it, your vocabulary, your accent, your intonation, when you speak up, and when you don't reveal your identity and your character.
God Calls All Women
But we don’t all have the same calling.
faith journeys. A godly mentor models Christ's character, while calling us to completely surrender our will and desires to God's will for our lives. God is