courage

Created on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Justin Lathrop, gifts, staff, responsibilities, leadership development, test, role, gifted, strengths, weakness, encouragement
As a pastor, you have a lot of responsibilities. When your task list grows, it’s easy to overlook the need to invest in your staff. However, one of the most important parts of leadership development is ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Joe McKeever, price, pastor, opinion, controversy, political correctness, community, stance, coward, courage, Holy Spirit, Martin Luther King Jr.
Once in a while, a pastor has to make a tough call. Do you speak out on a controversial issue or not? Yes, you could come down hard on the latest political correctness issue dividing the country and enraging ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 July 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Rick Warren, growing, church, unity, love, authenticity, commitment, Romans, encouragement, Christ, liberty
One of the reasons why Saddleback Church has grown over the years is because we have maintained a harmonious atmosphere. When there is a church that loves, it attracts people like a magnet. When a ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 / Vision
Tags: Justin Lathrop, church leadership, slump, discouragement, services, hurting people, exhaustion, envy, encouragement, public praise
Church leadership is difficult (in case you hadn’t already figured that out). Some days it is easy to feel discouraged, to wonder why you work as hard as you do. Especially when you don’t receive the thanks ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 July 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, assimilation, process, sustained growth, church, connected, grow up, encouragement, engagement
A simple assimilation process is absolutely vital for any church to see sustained growth. Here’s the one I’ve seen work so well, and you can customize it for your church quite easily. It covers the three ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 July 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Gina McClain, juggling, ministry, special events, team building, volunteer, personnel, encouragement, tough stuff, balls, ground
Juggling is an art.  And it’s fascinating to watch. My role in ministry is a constant juggle.  There are always projects, special events, team building, volunteer recruiting, personnel conversations, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Kim Martinez, bi-vocational, pastors, practice, presence, thankfulness, praise, breathing, pause, encouragement
When do you pray? Brother Lawrence taught us to “practice the presence.” Maybe you are like me, and you realize that standing at a monastery sink all day would give you plenty of time to talk to God. It ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Kyle Corbin, Youth ministry, encouragement, folder, email, voices
You are slammed with things that need to get done, there is a parent that just won’t get off your case, or perhaps you just have heard more negative than positive lately. It sounds like you could use some ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 / Adversity
Tags: Blame, God, Joe McKeever, cowardice, offense, preacher, Holy Spirit, courageous, Bible, fear
The spirit of cowardice lives and thrives in churches these days. It has a corner in the office of many a pastor and makes whimpering sounds familiar to many of us: “You don’t want to do that. It might ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, struggling, team, succeed, admit it, recast vision, evaluate, change, potential, celebrate, encourage, turnaround
I talk with team leaders every week where the team is struggling and trying to figure out how to succeed again. I understand. I’ve been the leader of teams in situations like that many times. Every team ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, questions, job, satisfaction, expectations, materials, opportunity, opinions, mission, encouragement
... the way, Buckingham also has a resource available called The Truth about You (Thomas Nelson, 2008). It’s a toolkit including a DVD, interactive book and a “rememo” pad to help you enjoy higher satisfaction ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 15 February 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Rick Warren, Satan, Isolated, Believers, Encouragement, Detached
“Encourage one another daily … so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Hebrews 3:13, NIV) A church family will help keep you from backsliding. None of us are immune to temptation. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Satan, Christians, Fall, Discouragement, Steal, Destroy
Our discouragement can open the way for the adversary to kill, steal from and destroy us. It is unusual for a thief to send a postcard to make an appointment with the owner of a house. Part of the evil ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 October 2012 / Practical Pastoring
Tags: Discouraged, Sermon, Pastors, Blues, God's Word
Feeling discouraged after a sermon? You’re not alone. Discouragement. It’s one of the greatest hounds of hell that assaults us pastors who are trying to share powerful, dynamic messages from God’s Word ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 / Main
Tags: ‘Courageous’ Continues Bold Showing At Box Office
... made $33.4 million at the box office, despite a modest $500,000 budget from Sherwood Baptist. The top independent movie release of 2008, which starred Kirk Cameron as a firefighter who turns to God to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 26 September 2011 / Main
Tags: Georgia Church Takes ‘Courageous’ Step
... $500,000 budget from Sherwood Baptist. The top independent movie release of 2008, which starred Kirk Cameron as a firefighter who turns to God to save his marriage, has been credited with rescuing countless ... [ +++ ]
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