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No, A God-Sized Vision Doesn’t Need To Be Big And Scary
Faith and leadership are more about long stretches of waiting, wandering and wondering than massive, scary leaps.
Day by day. Hand to the plow. There are hundreds of millions of believers living in consistent faithfulness without ever doing something anyone would consider to be audacious.
Avoiding The Trap Of A Punch-The-Clock Mentality In Ministry
It’s too easy to define our ministry by how many hours we put in. Then it's very easy to slip into the trap of defining our value by those hours.
Ministry is not about the number of hours we work. It's about faithfulness and effectiveness. Work harder. But that's never the answer. Fewer Hours, More Faithfulness And Effectiveness.
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
So, while I'm not usually one for tips and tricks of the trade, I'd like to offer you testimony of our experience and God's faithfulness in the hopes of giving struggling co-pastors some
We Are Called to Be Faithful, Not Successful
As my pastorate crumbled around me, I learned what God truly expects of us.
to Mother Teresa—but that morning was the first I'd ever heard it: “God does not call you to be successful; he calls you to be faithful.” The thought that faithfulness hovered somewhere
Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture
Popular blogger and pastor Trevin Wax discusses how a marginalized church can actually be more effective.
But we need to respond by getting our gospel bearings. When the earth is shaking and you're not quite sure what faithfulness looks like, that's when you go back to the essentials.
Trusting God When the Future Is Unknown
Will we enter God’s Promised Land for us in full faith?
Even now, after all I've seen, I hate to admit that I sometimes hold the fruit of the faithfulness of God while simultaneously gripping the fear he might not act again.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
CT Pastors' Top 17 Articles of 2017. This year's best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement. Kyle Rohane. 0;
Another Small Church Christmas Eve – Was Yours Not So Merry And Bright?
You’re not the only pastor who experienced a tough Christmas Eve yesterday, or feels the weight of it today.
And the food. Re-read that amazing story. Take a nap. Then get ready for next Sunday, knowing that Christ rewards faithfulness. Copyright © 2017 by the author or Christianity Today.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
When God came to Elijah and allowed him to speak, Elijah expressed his frustration that in spite of his faithfulness as a prophet, the people rejected God's covenant.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce. 3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment. North Barry Dancy. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand:
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope. What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce. Scott Sauls. 0; tweet; link. share;
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation
The biggest threat facing churches isn’t a disaster event—it’s how we think about disasters.
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation. The biggest threat facing churches isn't a disaster event—it's how we think about disasters. Jamie
When You Just Can’t Care Anymore
Preventing and healing compassion fatigue
I began to forget that there were healthy, loving families with well-adjusted teenagers. As a Christ-follower, I began to forget the faithfulness and goodness of God.
Before You Open Your Mouth
10 tips for “pre-public speaking”
you're preaching to yourself and crying as you go.” Anything I speak or preach on has been born out of a conviction of sin, an emotional discovery, or a story of God's faithfulness in my
A Faithfulness Deeper than Feeling
Spiritual angst is so 2013.
A Faithfulness Deeper than Feeling. Spiritual angst is so 2013. Maybe there's a third option: just doing. Faithfulness in my marriage doesn't mean I always feel mushy feelings.