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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.
Do we want to follow God enough to be willing to slow down occasionally? Pastoring a 150-year-old church in a poor rural area is just as kingdom-minded as launching a new church in
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
This means teaching them to prioritize their lives to serve Christ's kingdom in all areas: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (Matt. 6:33).
Learn to appreciate each other’s gifts for a healthy ministry and marriage.
If ministry mates will learn that our differences are really part of God's masterpiece, we can learn to come together and we'll be dangerous to the kingdom of darkness.
Lead Well Alongside Men
5 tips for co-laboring for the kingdom
It may even feel like swimming upstream at times. And let's not forget that we have an enemy that trips us up because he would rather we didn't co-labor for God's kingdom.
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
Advancing the Kingdom. The kingdom of God is advanced when people in our communities place their faith in Jesus as Lord. That is God's ultimate desire
Lead in a Way Only You Can
Many have tried to box us in or tell us who we should be, but we are kingdom women, and we are diverse.
are divinely inspired, women who lead, teach, preach, and use their gifts within the kingdom should look doubt, is biological, it is shaped by culture, and it is part of God's paintbrush in
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
My Quest for Influence. At the heart of ministry for most of us is the God-given desire to influence others for Christ and his kingdom. We didn't go into this work for the money.
To Fight Discouragement, Fan Your Flame
Times of discouragement are inevitable in ministry, but we can learn to combat them.
Paul was mentoring the young Timothy, and he taught him how to carry on serving the kingdom of God despite any difficulties or discouragement that he might face.
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
I'm amazed at the many works she accomplished for the kingdom of God. I'm even more amazed that she accomplished these tasks in the face of suffering. Smith became a widow twice.
The 3 Most Common Challenges Small Church Pastors Face – And How To Help
Small church pastors need friendship and encouragement. Especially from their peers in pastoral ministry.
But keep at it. They'll be grateful, you'll be blessed, and the kingdom of God will be advanced. 2. Lack of Resources. The financial needs of small churches are usually very obvious.
11 Advantages Of Having 50 Churches Of 100 Instead Of 1 Church Of 5,000
Big churches are great. But they’re very rare. And they’re not the only way to see the kingdom of God move forward.
But they're very rare. And they're not the only way to see the kingdom of God move forward. But they're very rare. And they're not the only way to see the kingdom of God move forward.
5 Steps for Disciple Multiplication
A simple tool for apprenticing followers of Christ who can apprentice others.
He heard Jesus' vision of God's kingdom, how we can bring that to be, and he recruited a young apprentice named Timothy (Acts 16: 1–3). I love that Paul picked Timothy, because
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
to proclaim the gospel from pulpits—but also to equip the people of God to proclaim conversations with their neighbors and coworkers, to encourage them to join Jesus' kingdom work of
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
9:36). 2. Seek partners. Pray for kingdom-of-God partners. When we live that unity with all who believe the gospel, the mission of the kingdom of God is released.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
Stories of lives dedicated to God's kingdom. God has blessed us with fellow travelers on the ministry road with whom we can share a laugh, a tear, and perhaps a word of caution.
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
we see that these gifts were not limited to the church services, but were demonstrations of the love of God when people Signs and wonders point to an eternal kingdom, and king of kings
Boundaries for Part-Time Ministry
9 steps to set healthy limits
lives of people who love you. You have much to contribute to the work of God's kingdom beyond your work in ministry. Ultimately, your worth is based on