Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
Sunday attending a different church, the associate pastor introduced himself and asked me a key question: “Are you surviving or thriving this morning?” With more honesty than expected
Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
First, we must cultivate the habit of honesty in prayer. Second, we must commit to practicing honesty with others in regards to our temptations with power. Real vulnerability is required.
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
projects. One thing that greatly helped me was spending time in the Psalms. The raw honesty of the Psalms fed my soul during that time of failure. I could
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts. Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out. Pete Scazzero. 0;
When Ministry Is Unfair
A better question than “Why me?”
heal my knees. I no longer burst into tears when life hurts me, like I see my children do. And in growing up, I've lost some honesty. Now, my first response
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
If a man has not hit rock bottom and is unwilling to prostrate himself before God—allowing God to work his will—and walk in honesty and truth, then he will probably fail to recover.
How to Lead Up
Building trust is one key.
3. Be Truthful and Speak Truth. When your superiors trust you, they expect your honesty in all areas! One of the best things you can do to lead up is to be honest when you fall short.
The High Price of “Harmless” Integrity Deficits
How white lies and exaggeration are hurting your ministry.
There's a new perception wildcard called the Internet, and, more often than not, it demands honesty and transparency from people and organizations.
9 Ways to Shepherd Church Staff
How to encourage and help your co-laborers in ministry.
This sort of humility and honesty from you is something they long for. 7. Read Scripture or Another Edifying Book Together. Study the Scriptures with your staff.
Walking in Billy’s Shoes
John Ortberg offers 6 lessons evangelical organizations can learn from Billy Graham and his team.
They also committed to honesty in reporting the numbers of people who attended crusade events, to accountability and avoiding even the appearance of evil in gender relationships
Andy Crouch: The Honesty of Artists
The practice of any vocation at the highest level requires honesty.
Andy Crouch: The Honesty of Artists. The practice of any vocation at the highest level requires honesty. One of the characteristics of a true artist is deep and sincere honesty.
Thank God for Quirky Churches
Boring churches won’t change the world. But the quirky ones might.
If your church causes churchy people to shake their heads in confusion at the way you do things, we celebrate you. Quirky Is About Honesty and Boldness. That requires honesty.
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
Several years ago, I asked a friend, who had little interest in spiritual matters, if he would attend one of our services and answer this question with complete honesty: “What do we say in
Who We Are
face. Honesty—We are committed to addressing reality with honesty and without apology. Redemption—We express ourselves without bitterness. When
Getting to 'Aha'
Kyle Idleman discusses three phases of transformation.
There's an honesty moment where he comes to terms with his situation (he said to himself). And then there is action (he got up). His story had awakening, honesty, and action.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry. My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again. Lamar Hardwick.