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Choose to Pause and Fill Up
Pausing in a selah with Christ is the catalyst of revival, restoration, and peace.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print. I don't often choose to rest. I've settled into discord at times, unable to rest although my heart was harried.
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
Sabbath Is More than Rest. Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
in the midst of this pain can be the most challenging obstacle any of us can face, which is why Jesus tells us, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
5 Ways to Avoid Pastoral Burnout in 2018
From cleaning out your inbox, to scheduling help, to rethinking your motives, we're here to help you combat pastoral exhaustion.
Break your day into thirds. Wherever you find yourself in ministry, creating spaces of rest in your day, week, month, and year is imperative to long-term sustainability in the church.
Your Church Can Be a Refuge
4 steps to provide a calm, safe harbor of connection.
Our people longed for a place to be rather than a space to do. 1. Model and preach rest as a value. I began by modeling rest in my own life. Let's be clear: rest is not death.
Break Your Day into Thirds
A creative way to avoid burnout in ministry
in ministry. On program nights, oftentimes I would still be “going” at ten o'clock at night, so I had to learn how to rest at other times throughout the day. I
Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls
With all the politicking, protesting, and terrorizing, it’s tempting to give up the fight.
for my own soul. I lift my heavy head, taking my eyes off myself and fixing them on Jesus who offers rest to the weary soul (Matthew 11:28–30). I know I
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
behaviors. Address one issue thoroughly and light will be shed on the rest. If we lead within the church, we may not be able to pay marketplace salaries.
9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS
How to prepare for this significant summer event.
Create a calendar for the week of VBS. As you plan what will happen each day, create to-do lists and ask the rest of your volunteers to help based on your needs.
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
Leaders training tool: Rest and Renewal for Busy Church Leaders Rest and Renewal for Busy Church Leaders BCLStore.com. Learn More. This Christmas
That Discussion You’re Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity
How to dive into crucial conversations without clamming up or lashing out.
project. It's a meeting poised to be tense and divisive. You are about to ask a key volunteer to step down. Her immaturity is hurting the rest of the team. You
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
I am so thankful for spiritual mothers who know that the recipe for success is just the right amount of nurture and pushing. Rest on, Ms. Hudson. I am eternally grateful. Alex Early.
Sabbath-Keeping for Pastors
Making rest an indispensable part of your routine.
Sabbath-Keeping for Pastors. Making rest an indispensable part of your routine. Abram contractor. Lead your congregation (and yourself) into Sabbath rest.
5 Steps for Disciple Multiplication
A simple tool for apprenticing followers of Christ who can apprentice others.
see in that verse? Paul is saying, in effect, “Timothy, don't be content with being a Christ follower; think about others, the rest of the world. I know you
Live Your Calling: A 40-Day Devotional for Women Leaders
A brand-new resource designed especially for you
In this devotional, you'll be encouraged to gain clarity on your calling, focus on your identity in Christ, get the rest and care you need to be a healthy leader, lead authentically and