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10 Reasons Why Church Leaders Should Continue Their Education

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Pastor or church leader, have you considered continuing your education? Chuck Lawless, professor of evangelism and missions and dean of graduate studies at Southeastern Seminary, gives many good reasons why you should.

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Why So Many Pastors Are Leaving the Ministry—and How to Stop It

Mark Brewer
Mark Brewer

Mark Brewer suddenly found himself with a new calling after dealing with numerous church leaders who left the ministry in frustration. Find out what his Ministry Lab is all about.

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3 Things We Can Learn From Patch Adams

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The movie Patch Adams is an inspiring, feel-good film starring Robin Williams. The real Patch Adams, however, is someone whose Christ-like character most people should aspire to emulate.

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The One Thing That Holds Most Leaders Back

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Perry Noble

What is the one thing that holds most leaders (and the organizations they lead) back?  

It's simple: the unwillingness to make a really hard decision.  

Most leaders know the decisions that need to be made, the hard conversations that need to be had, the programs that need to be done away with or the people who need to be replaced. They simply lack the courage to do it.  

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Only God: A Pastor’s Confession

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Greg Atkinson

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 one day I will), but right now they’re too dear and precious to my heart. They’re too fresh. I know you understand.

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Ron Phillips: The Cost of Grace

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The movie A River Runs Through It is narrated by Norman, one of the main characters. He makes this statement about his father, a minister:

“My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things – trout as well as eternal salvation – came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy.”

While we rightly view grace as a free gift, grace always costs someone something.

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