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Created on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 / Prayer
Tags: Rick Warren, prayer, leader, above-average, In Search of Excellence, pastors, Jabez, Bible, 1 Chronicles, ambition, verses
I’ve never considered being called average a compliment. I think it means you’re just as close to the bottom as on top. I don’t believe God meant for you to be average. I don’t think God meant ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 08 August 2013 / Culture
Tags: Chuck Bomar, LGBTQ, mistakes, gay jokes, arrogant, condemning, pastoral perspective, Bible, same-sex marriage, turmoil, positive
To say that issues surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movement are sensitive to navigate would be a gross understatement. Here are three mistakes that are often made in our ministries: ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 July 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Steve Reynolds, Anti-Fat Pastor, plate, Apostle Paul, Acts, Christians, overweight, diet, congregation, Bible, bodies, pulpit
The Apostle Paul said, “Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:26-27). Christians are ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 / Social Media
Tags: Web, Tony Morgan, spiritual growth, church website, brochure, volunteers, stream, services, Seacoast Church, LifeChurch.tv, Pinelake Church, Bible app
Remember the days when we just duplicated everything in the church bulletin on the church website? Church websites were just online brochures. Then we started encouraging people to connect. We offered ... [ +++ ]
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 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 Tuesday, 25 June 2013 / Vision
Tags: Rick Warren, church, vision, Bible, congregation, Nehemiah Principle, vision, communication, contribution, ministering
One of your most important roles as a pastor is as vision-caster. Sharing the vision of your church can’t be a one-time event. The Bible says, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 24 June 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Thom S. Rainer, pastors, burnout, vision, prayer, Word, Bible, dreams, comparison, non-Christians, negative, positive, fun, gratitude
There are few vocations that can engender burnout like the pastorate. The demands on a pastor’s time, emotions and energy can be overwhelming. When I was a pastor, I often felt at least the symptoms of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 June 2013 / Vision
Tags: Gina McClain, inspiration, vision, kids' ministry, volunteers, parents, church services, communication, Vacation Bible School, direction
Read any leadership book today and within the first few pages you’ll hear about the critical function of vision in your organization. To lead effectively without a shared vision is simply not possible. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Sean Dunn, mask, deceit, judgment, healing, cleansing, battles, shame, desperation, Bible, defeated faith, routine, internal prayers
My mask was failing. I had worked so hard to keep people out, to keep them from seeing the real me, that I hadn’t invested the energy in allowing God to clean up the stuff I was trying to hide. My ... [ +++ ]
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