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Preparing to Leave a Church You Love
Even when you know it’s time to move on, you’ll likely face mixed emotions.
not you. This will help you feel confident that you are acting out of obedience rather than simply chasing ambition or leaving because you're hurt. That
Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
Was she ready to demonstrate her true faith through acts of submission, all in the name of obedience, piety, propriety? An Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge.
10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
Whether single or married, we can all advocate for single women in ministry.
I'm encouraged and challenged by their obedience to God's call on their lives, and I have personally benefited from their ministries in countless ways.
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:
A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry.
her boyfriend was black, Bantum chose to stand her ground, believing true love honors love at all times, even over irrational fears, even above cultural and familial obedience that exist
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
My measurement of success is no longer based on whether I actually make it to the end goal, but rather measured by obedience and perseverance.
3 Ways to Stay Sane This Easter Season
Yes, it's possible to relax during your busiest time of the year.
The prophets Jeremiah and Isaiah both served God with passion and obedience, but they were mostly written off by an unresponsive remnant—definitely not what anyone likely
Tell a Good Story When You Preach
How to teach in a way that connects, compels, and builds trust.
Are my sins really forgiven, and how would I know? Does a life of obedience really matter when it's costing me so much? Read as Single Page Page:123|Next.
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
disappointment, and embarrassment. The path forward: Eugene Peterson calls the Christian life a long obedience in the same direction. Keep in mind
Feeling the ‘Ugh’ at Christmastime
Can your church be honest about heartache this Advent?
If I really believed these friends would be made whole, then why wouldn't I celebrate it? Although my heart was as heavy as my feet, out of obedience I chose to dance.
The Surprising Power of Our Weakest Moments
In God’s hands, crosses become instruments of life-giving grace
bay. As I tell our little girls, “We must obey right away.”. God is continually calling me (and every one of us) to take up the cross of obedience. In God's
Can We Really Be Like Christ?
Rethinking the incarnational ministry model
Jesus is the example par excellence of obedience and self-sacrifice held up to the church, but Paul also uses his experiences, and those of his coworker Timothy and his friend
We Are Called to Desire (Part 1)
4 unfounded fears that come with wanting
In a book I recently reviewed, the author warned readers about the dangers of human desire, which he seemed to view as an obstacle to Christian obedience.
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
Confessions of a Former 'It' Church Pastor. We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded. Anonymous. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand:
How a Small Congregation Fed 145,000 People
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to support a big ministry.
How a Small Congregation Fed 145,000 People. God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to support a big ministry. Amy Simpson. 0; tweet;
How to Woo People into God's Story
Step down from the stage and guide them in the learning experience.
Parker Palmer In To Know as We Are Known, Palmer writes, “To teach is to create a space where obedience to truth is practiced.” For Palmer, teaching must be an active process for
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.
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.
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.
Lord, Teach Me to Want
An interview with Jen Pollock Michel.
Today, we talk with Jen about desire, obedience, and cultivating holy longings in our children. 1) Teach Us to Want is a rather provocative title. Obedience is better.