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Created on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Joe McKeever, pastor, staff, decisions, ministers, heart, clueless, careless, salary, lackey, committee, respect, integrity, loyalty, support, liberty
“My pastor called me in and informed me that the church is hurting financially; therefore, my pay would be cut by [so much], and my health insurance is being terminated.” In the last year, at least a half-dozen ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 31 October 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Kurt Bubna, awesome, awful, empowerment, fear, insecurity, rejection, flesh, preacher's kid, pastor, pride, heart, grow, dust, move on, spiritually mature, blessers, biters, New Testament
We pastors are a strange lot. We have been called and commissioned by God, empowered beyond our own resources, and granted the privilege of caring for His flock. And yet we still struggle with fear and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 24 October 2013 / Youth
Tags: Aaron Crumbey, Saddleback Church, volunteers, youth, program, destroy, successes, failures, assumptions, lessons, initiative, heart, passion
One thing I can freely assume about volunteers is that they want to help. Other than that, I should be careful about anything else I assume. I’ve been working with volunteers for a while and can say I’ve ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Scott Attebery, pastor, appreciation, truth, teach, listen, social worker, university professor, guidance, stress, workload, pressure, demands, laughs, cries, mourns, heart, lonely, giving of self, ...
... Church Ministries from 2000-2005, Scott Attebery pastored Wyatt Baptist Church in El Dorado Arkansas. In 2008, Scott’s wife, Jill, passed away in an automobile accident. He recalls, “God used our church ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Greg Atkinson, pastor, confession, salvation, healing, testimonies, rescue, deliverance, dead heart, setting people free, Galatians, hurt, anger, shame, guilt
God did something amazing in my heart recently (but it’s not about me). God did something amazing in our church (but it’s not about us). I could share stories and testimonies with you all day (and maybe ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 09 September 2013 / Service
Tags: Scott Attebery, grief, loss, Romans, pastors, Christ, grief coordinators, hospital, heart, service, ministry, communication, support system
... After serving in campus ministry at the University of Central Arkansas and coordinating student conferences for the Department of Church Ministries from 2000-2005, Scott Attebery pastored Wyatt Baptist ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 22 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Artie Davis, points, sermon, head, thinking, heart, Bible, Hand, truth, action, Scripture
I enjoy speaking and preaching in our church. Honestly, though, for years it was difficult to get ahead in thought and stay focused with a simple plan for each sermon. Yeah, I know, I took homiletics too. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 / Prayer
Tags: Hal Seed, prayer, danger, heart, lost, desire, extraordinary risks, community
Many years ago I prayed a prayer that has changed me more than any other. It changed my vocation, location, orientation and just about every other “ation” in my life. What was the prayer? “God, I don’t ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, preaching, response, Christians, Bible, James, God's Word, sermon, prepared, verdict, commitment, message, challenge, mind, heart, will
The Bible is clear that Christians must be “doers of the Word and not hearers only,” (James 1:22) so it’s clear that our responsibility as pastors and preachers of the Word is to challenge people to do ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 / Marketplace
Tags: Dan Reiland, Pastor's Coach, megachurches, Jesus, 12Stone, heart of God, Holy Spirit
I love to eat! When I was in high school, I would go for a day or two without eating and never even notice. We had plenty of food; I was just busy with other things. Now I barely go for an hour ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 14 June 2013 / Uncategorised
Tags: Ron Edmondson, pastors, exciting, Christ, baptism, believer, child, church, note takers, sacrificial givers, visitors, servant hearts, new people
Pastors get to see the best and worst of life it seems, but there are many positives. Obviously, seeing someone become a follower of Christ or baptism of a believer, has to rank as a highlight of the pastor’s ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 13 June 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Ron Edmondson, frustration, quit, pastor, leader, depression, work environment, prayer, memories, burdens, rest, heart, journal
I was talking to a staff member of a church recently who is ready to quit. But he can’t. What he’s experiencing is not depression, in my opinion. It could turn into that at some point, if he’s not careful, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, public scandal, God, space, heart, self-aware, honesty, temptations, healthy relationship, spouse
Every week it seems there is another scandal breaking out with a high-profile person, whether in politics, sports, media or the church. A person could have done much good their whole life but with one ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 May 2013 / Women
Tags: Greg Surratt, Mother's Day, pastor, pulpit, ruined, heart, sensitivity, stress, gift, honoring
I’ve got to admit—Mother’s Day is one of the most fear eliciting, stress inducing weekends of the year for me. It’s not so much about my ineptness in selecting a gift or honoring the mother of my house—Debbie—although, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, heart surgery, alive, thankful, sleep apnea, bypass, cardiologist, widow maker, stress test
As I sit in my office contemplating the last year, I am overwhelmed by a profound sense of thanksgiving. At this time a year ago, I was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from open-heart surgery. As many ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Pastors, respond, failure, hopeless, clam up, give up, blow up, shell, embrace, heart
God loves to turn around the things that you think are absolutely hopeless. How does God take a minus and turn it into a plus? How does He take the negative things in our lives that are bad and use them ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Francis Chan, disciple maker, heart, teaching, dangerous, love, example
Why do you want to make disciples? Have you ever asked yourself that question? As followers of Christ, we should be focused on making disciples. But if we don’t do it with the right motives, we are simply ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 / Delete this
Tags: Hugh Halter, modeling, Jesus, heart, kids, discipling, family, church
Theologically, we know that the church is called to leave what’s comfortable and propel itself out into the darkness as light, living the counter-culture life of the kingdom of God. But here’s a question ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 08 March 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Dan Reiland, pastors, leaders, church, happy, relationships, heart level, spontaneous
I was out for a run for the first time in months. A “runner’s injury" to my right foot has been slow in healing. It was great to be off the exercise bike and back outside! While I was out, another runner ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 / Vision
Tags: God, Heart, Combat, Enemy
Deep within our hearts, where only heaven's eyes witness, we long to experience the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. We long to be lovers of God. This has been my dream and consuming desire for many ... [ +++ ]
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