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Created on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 / Administration
Tags: Ron Edmondson, meeting, staff, leaders, chaos, confusion, application, concept, theory, discoveries, buy in, creativity, teamwork
I was in a meeting recently and someone defined a leader as one who provides answers and direction to a team.  I understood their concept. I disagreed with the application.  In fact, I have a ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Ron Edmondson, crises, trials, tribulations, response, leaders, George Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life, outset, slow down, don't panic, composure, plan, navigation, recovery
How do you respond when crisis comes to the team you lead? I love the leadership displayed during a scene in It's a Wonderful Life where George Bailey is about to leave for his honeymoon and panic ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 / Administration
Tags: Phil Cooke, pastors, failure, experience, crisis, embezzling money, pedophiles, adulterers, incompetence, attorney, advice, liability, insurance, cover up, text, honesty, public, counseling, healing, ...
During my career, I’ve dealt with many crisis situations with churches and ministries. Pastors who experience moral failings, staff members embezzling money, leaders who turn out to be pedophiles, serial ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 February 2014 / Missions
Tags: Brandon Cox, pastors.com, addictions, pain, helps, ministry, Jesus, broken, recovery, evangelistic tool, sin, messes, desperation, volunteer, healing, redemption
Some churches don’t want a recovery ministry—a ministry that specializes in helping people deal with their addictions and pain—because of the messes they’d have to get involved in. That’s tragic. Most ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 24 January 2014 / Culture
Tags: Thom Rainer, pastors, hurting, challenging, immoral, community, Pew Research, clergy, moral failures, widespread coverage, Christian faith, nation, marginalize, tenure, entitlement mentality, social ...
A day does not pass that I do not hear from a hurting pastor. Serving in that role has to be one of the most challenging vocations today. Sure, there are some bad and immoral pastors. But the vast majority ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 12 September 2013 / Vision
Tags: Allison Vesterfelt, Justin Lathrop, discovery, calling, life, chaos, confusion, Rich Young Ruler, passion, selfish, frivolity, change, singing, golf
I spent most of my 20s floundering around, trying to figure out what I was “supposed” to do with my life. Actually, from the outside, it probably didn’t look much like floundering (I went to college, graduate ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 09 May 2013 / Ethics
Tags: David Loveless, Discovery Church, adultery, resign, Orlando, Isaac Hunter, Sam Hinn, sexual immorality, idolatry, Jezel spirit, trend, Catholic Church, Jack Schaap
Another megachurch pastor has stepped down after admitting to a long-term affair with a woman who’s not his wife. David Loveless, former lead pastor of Discovery Church in Orlando, Fla., is the third in ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Kim Martinez, post-Easter, recovery, quiet time, rest, congregation, silence, staff, attitude
Easter is often the most difficult week of the year for pastors. Not only do we have the stress of our congregation, but weird things seem to happen during that week. Family stress goes up, financial stresses ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 17 December 2012 / Deliverance
Tags: satan, hell, pastor, attack, David Cannistraci, pain, command, cover, prayer
Hell has unleashed a coordinated assault against spiritual leaders. Are you willing to provide extra prayer covering to protect them? I wasn't feeling especially spiritual--I was just trying to decide ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Discovering the Gift of Blessing
How we can help people in our congregations move into the holiday season as ambassadors of God's love. by Jack Hayford I was wonderfully reminded of something recently—oh, the power of it!—something that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 09 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Rediscovering the Beauty of Christmas
Tired of people bashing Christmas traditions? Here's how to reclaim the rich meaning behind the symbols of the season. By Peter Bertolero I love to celebrate Christmas because I love the Christ of Christmas. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 / Main
Tags: Tim Tebow, Heisman, football, Florida, evangelism, sharing, Sports Illustrated, faith, cover, prison ministry
... are leaving organized religion in large numbers, according to a 2008 Pew Research poll, Tebow is leading his own personal counterinsurgency." [sportsillustrated.com, 7/27/009; gatorsports.com, 7/22/09; ... [ +++ ]
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