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.
As I wielded my gifts and abilities, I received adoration and respect. The constant affirmations by well-meaning brothers and sisters in Christ didn't help curb the pride growing within me.
Personal Branding, Platform, and Pride-Management
Promoting the message of Christ―rather than ourselves.
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3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
Pastors often pride ourselves on having a high IQ (intelligence quotient) even as we flaunt our indifference to EQ (emotional quotient, or our skill in handling emotions).
3 Reasons to Heed Limits in Your Leadership
As leaders, we naturally get frustrated by limits. But we can use them to our advantage.
I was so frustrated! I hate limits. I pride myself in being someone who gets things done. Someone who can overcome any obstacle and make miracles happen.
Why Moral Failure Happens When Ministry Is Going Great
7 characteristics of success that can lead to adultery.
1. Pride goes before a fall. Even the most pure in heart can begin to struggle with pride when success happens. With pride can come entitlement and a relaxing of boundaries.
Working with a Team Means Better Care
Pooling expertise, wisdom, resources, and networks leads to better ministry.
humility to know when we are in over our heads. Their welfare must be a priority over our own pride. A leader who thinks she can answer every question
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
We may get more done but we will have less influence. Our desire to influence may not be driven by pride or discontent. But influence is tricky and elusive.
Wounded Leaders Wound Others
The negative effects of leading with unmet intimacy needs.
People can become focused on the person rather than on Jesus. A person's gifting, though God-given, can be distorted by arrogance and pride rather than through yielding at the cross.
Stop Leading from a Scarcity Mindset
With God, there’s more than enough (gifts, opportunities, ministries, work) to go around.
Since it was my first speaking assignment, I knew that I wouldn't be the best camp speaker in the room. I could swallow my pride and admit that I had space to grow.
Renting Versus Buying Your Church’s Facility
What churches should consider before making a costly or permanent decision.
for ministry. Owners often feel an appropriate pride in ownership and enjoy the freedom to use their facilities in creative ways that honor God. There are
No Need to Downplay Your Leadership
God calls us to both humility and confidence.
There are three main reasons women struggle with this: We think (false) humility is biblical. Scripture warns us against pride and self-determination. When
The Cost of Caring
How to avoid compassion fatigue as you care for others
burdens together. In a mixture of naiveté and pride, I assumed that compassion and empathy were gifts that I could keep on giving without any cost. I
My Burnout Led to a Breakthrough
A difficult family situation led me to my true calling.
My exhaustion made even the easiest tasks feel overwhelming. I quickly realized that I needed help. I swallowed my pride and made my first counseling appointment.
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Unprepared for the Unchurched
When we’re not ready, new believers slip through the cracks
up women's Bible studies. I thought I could lead just about anyone! Hmm…what was that about pride coming before a fall? In my excitement that semester