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6 Biblical Ways to Handle Disunity

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Pastors have a duty to diffuse disunity in their church. (Facebook)

Satan’s favorite way to destroy a church is to create dissension. Here are some things you can do as a pastor to diffuse certain situations.

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10 Common Topics of Church Member Arguments

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What are your perspectives on these issues of contention? What else would you add?

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7 Warning Signs a Leader Is Heading for Burnout

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Have you experienced some of these emotions lately? Have you sought help from anyone to deal with them?

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Are Believers With Cancer Better Off Than Nonbelievers?

Religious beliefs can help people cope with the stress of cancer better.
Religious beliefs could help people cope with the stress of cancer better. (Lightstock)

Find out why research strongly suggests individuals with religious and spiritual beliefs cope better during their battle with cancer than those without such beliefs.

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What to Do When Your Team Makes a U-Turn

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Many teams don’t function well when at a personnel deficit. Find out what to do when faced with this situation.

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20 Ways A Pastor Can Weather a Storm

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How do you weather storms in your ministry? (Lightstock)

Pastors, there certainly will be times when you feel like your ministry is caving in around you. Here are some suggestions to keep Satan off your back.

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Dan Reiland: Leadership and Pressure

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Sometimes it’s lonely at the top, and the pressures can be intense and overwhelming. Pastor Dan Reiland says you can handle them your way or God’s way—it’s your choice.

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Are You Letting God Be God?

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You probably know by now that being a pastor doesn’t shield you from disappointments. Sorry for the buzzkill beginning, but that’s the truth. The offerings will sometimes be less than your church expenses. The sermon you planned to preach was a lot better than the one you actually preached. People will leave your congregation for the silliest of reasons. The list could go on and on, I promise.

But the good news is that God is working at all times on our behalf in the invisible realm—although that invisibility sometimes causes us distress. So we wrestle. We admit disappointment. We engage in earnest dialogue with our God. In the end, we come around to the same vow: “I trust you, Father. I really do. And while I don’t understand what You’re doing, I know You’re guiding me. You’re still God, and You are good.”

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7 Viruses That Infect the Church

Virus-computerThe nature of computer viruses, as I understand them, is that a kink is placed in the inner workings of these systems that infiltrates all aspects and makes it impossible for the computer to do the work for which it was intended.

They are called viruses for good reason. Plagues are the result of viruses being passed along from one person to another until millions are infected and a great many die. Quarantining the carriers has traditionally been the means of stopping the virus in its tracks.

In the kingdom of God—the church on earth, if you will—bad ideas and wrongheaded philosophies function in the same way as viruses. They infect a church, and as members and leaders interact with other churches, as people relocate and assume places in other congregations, the infection is spread.

The result is always deadly.

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