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Does Attracting A Crowd Make Discipleship Harder?
Going along with the crowd has never been the Jesus way. Standing apart from the crowd? Now that sounds like Jesus.
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Church LeadershipMarch 22, 2018. Does Attracting A Crowd Make Discipleship Harder? Drawing a crowd to church may not be the best way to start people on a path to discipleship.
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
ones described above. Dealing with elephants in the room transforms immature behaviors into critical discipleship moments for your team. When I suggest
3 Ways To Become The Godly Elders Today’s Youth Need – And Want To Follow
The best way to help foster the Fruit of the Spirit in others is not by demanding it of them, but by living it out with them.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The best way to help foster the Fruit of the Spirit in others is not by demanding it of them, but by living it out with them.
How to Ask a Man to Mentor You
In light of #MeToo, some men are more reluctant than ever to mentor a woman.
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Or, as the discipleship pastor, you may approach the discipleship pastor at another church in your denomination to learn from him about his discipleship strategies.
Should a Church Own or Rent Vehicles?
Two church leaders weigh in on this question.
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buses. “We don't really drive our big bus a ton—maybe 10 times a year,” said John Schaefer, assistant executive pastor for discipleship and care. “So
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.
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Discipleship requires a relationship because equipping the saints is far more than downloading information. Discipleship requires a relationship because
How to Make Finding a Mentor Less Awkward
Three shifts in the way I thought about mentoring freed me.
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is an act of hospitality within the Christian community, it takes the anxious expectations out of the equation and allows mentoring relationships to foster inclusion and discipleship.
Pastor’s Confession • Tax Refund Denial • More Sanctuary Churches: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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'I apologized and sought forgiveness from her, her parents, her discipleship group, the church staff, and the church leadership, who informed the congregation. . . .
God’s Crowdsource in East Harlem
This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses.
We encourage our church to see local business support as a form of discipleship—a way of being present in neighborhoods with deep intention. Keep the Gift Moving.
One And Done: Why Small Church Discipleship Is Always A Moving Target 
In a small church, it doesn’t take long for everyone who’s interested in a specific discipleship program to finish it.
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In a small church, it doesn't take long for everyone who's interested in a specific discipleship program to finish it. The Small Church Discipleship Dilemma.
Pastors, The Church Is Not Our Personal Platform
The church does not exist to give us an audience for our ideas, projects or egos. It exists to fulfill Christ’s purposes.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The church does not exist to give us an audience for our ideas, projects or egos. It exists to fulfill Christ's purposes.
Unresolved Relationship Issues
Recognizing, addressing, and helping others deal with transference.
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We were in the second week of a five-month discipleship program when one of the participants casually said, “I can't tell you how much you remind me of my mother.” I knew she was
The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
If you're a small church pastor who's been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
Use the opportunity for discipleship and boundary-setting. David E. Prince. Sports can be harnessed as a tool of discipleship, but this demands leadership, direction, and conviction.
Why We Need Single Women Leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders
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It includes articles that explore trends in women's discipleship, examine research on women and leadership, highlight women who are making a difference, and grapple with the unique
Hey, Boomers! Let’s Step Up And Be The Elders The Church Desperately Needs Right Now
We've been doing this badly, folks. Here are three simple steps to help my generation of Boomers become better at discipling the next generation.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
We've been doing this badly, folks. Here are three simple steps to help my generation of Boomers become better at discipling the next generation.
Ally or Adversary?
Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt. It doesn't have to be this way.
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It includes articles that explore trends in women's discipleship, examine research on women and leadership, highlight women who are making a difference, and grapple with the unique
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
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This practice did, indeed, feel holy and was instrumental in my growth and discipleship as I gained a tenuous grasp on the complexity and constancy of Scripture.
Five Ways to Invest in the Next Generation of Leaders
Practical tips for raising up more women in ministry
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This is discipleship at its best: raising up the next generation of leaders in the church who will carry on the mission and vision of Jesus. When we develop
When Volunteers Disappoint
Work through disappointment and create realistic expectations for your team.
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Maybe the real problems arise when we try to. My husband and I have been leading long-term healing and discipleship groups for more than 20 years.
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