Saturday, December 4, 2021

TOP ARTICLES THIS WEEK

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 taking extended time off for rest and renewal. Brian is...

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. When it weighs us down, how can we dig out? The...

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 to mention fatigue. When you’re discouraged as a leader, it can...

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 than strength? We can see weakness in a moment, but...

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...