Saturday, December 4, 2021

TOP ARTICLES THIS WEEK

Don’t Overlook Your Staff During the Holidays

As churches prepare to lead Christmas programming, organizations finalize end-of-year giving initiatives, and schools wrap up the semester, it’s easy for both leaders and staff to become overwhelmed. As a leader, it’s your responsibility...

Advent: a Time of Adoration and Ache

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Frederick Buechner writes, “For a second you catch a whiff in the air of some fragrance that reminds you of a place you’ve never been and a time you have no words for. You are...

How to Keep Your Deliverance

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Matthew 12:43, 44 (AMPC) 43But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through dry places in search of rest, but it does not find any. 44Then it says, I will...

5 Leadership Books to Read In December 2021

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Ihope everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a fantastic day remembering what they’re thankful for. Remember, we have a lot to be grateful for even if everything isn’t perfect in our lives. It’s hard to believe...

5 Leadership Books to Read In December 2021

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Ihope everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a fantastic day remembering what they’re thankful for. Remember, we have a lot to be grateful for even...

The Brutal Privilege of Pastoring Today

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Brutal privilege. That is the phrase used by Brian Lowe, lead pastor of Exodus Church in Belmont, North Carolina, as he announced he will be...

Break the Slump: How to Leverage Your 2021 Christmas Services to Reach More People

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Like many church leaders, you’ve probably been working twice as hard and seeing half the results you’d wanted. That’s a recipe for disappointment, not...

How to Keep Your Deliverance

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Matthew 12:43, 44 (AMPC) 43But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through dry places in search of rest,...

The Brown Bag Christmas

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When I asked our newlywed Sunday School class to share a favorite Christmas story from their family, Carrie Fuller said, “We have one we...

7 Signs of True Strength In a Leader

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How do you assess strength in a leader? Character?Stand under pressure?Authority?Discipline?Force of personality? Have you ever wondered why it’s easier to see weakness in a leader...

Don’t Overlook Your Staff During the Holidays

As churches prepare to lead Christmas programming, organizations finalize end-of-year giving initiatives, and schools wrap up the semester, it’s easy for both leaders and...

3 Ways to Defeat Leadership Discouragement

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Discouragement comes with the territory for ministry leaders. Unmet goals, putting out fires, staff issues, displeasing people, and general tiredness all contribute to discouragement....

The Quarter-time Church Member: Five Observations

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The Quarter-Time Church Member: Five Observations If your church is typical, over one-half of your members attend one out of four weeks or less. I am...

Advent: a Time of Adoration and Ache

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Frederick Buechner writes, “For a second you catch a whiff in the air of some fragrance that reminds you of a place you’ve never been...