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Created on Monday, 28 October 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Thom Rainer, LifeWay, thoughts, leaders, deadly, fallen, mistake, failures, compromise, family time, rock the boat, tough decisions, procrastination, second chance, main goal, money
By the time we hear of a leadership failure, any attempts at intervention to save the leader are usually futile. The damage has been done. The family or organization suffers as their leader has fallen ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Geoff Surratt, Ron Carpenter, congregation, devastation, pain, evil, family, Redemption World Outreach Center, pastor's kid, integrity, transparency, human, vulnerability, broken, accountability, ...
My heart broke last week as I watched pastor Ron Carpenter pour out his heart in his weekend message to his congregation. It was a gut-wrenching experience as he shared with his church the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Thom Rainer, pastor, burn out, resignation, moral failure, family problems, sickness, ministry, 24/7 mentality, conflict, expectations, no friends, life outside the church
I heard the story again last week. A pastor I know announced his resignation. No moral failure. No severe crisis at the church. No major family problems. No sickness. He was simply burned out. That’s how ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 26 September 2013 / Environment
Tags: Thom Rainer, power groups, churches, LifeWay Research, family owned, operated, deacons, work-around warriors, benevolent dictators, formal alliances, money managers, past-is-present protectors, ministry ...
This topic will cause some discomfort for many of you. The very thought of the presence of power groups seems contrary to the spirit and grace of the gospel. But power groups are very real in churches. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 20 September 2013 / Legacy
Tags: Joe McKeever, young pastors, stewardship, witnessing, benevolence, tithing, preparation, family, conflict resolution, humility, pornography, prayer, laugh, attitude, mentors, search committees
1. In all the world there are only three Christians who love change; none of them are in your church. 2. When you speak before an unfamiliar group, be careful what you say because you never know who is ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 19 September 2013 / Vision
Tags: Justin Lathrop, vision, leaders, stereotypes, powerful, fruit, quiet, unassuming, discipling, training, marriages, family, change, credit
There is a pervasive stereotype that leaders are the ones in the limelight, the ones on stage, the extroverts with big personalities whose faces are on the front page. Like many stereotypes, I think this ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 / Family Life
Tags: Cheryl Edmondson, Ron Edmondson, pastor's wife, family life, expectations, cook, choir, Bible, table of contents, church planters, freedom
I love being a pastor’s wife. It truly is who God has called me to be in this season of life. Everyday is not easy, but when I’m serving as God intended for me to serve, I’m never more fulfilled in life. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Jack Hayford, Holy Spirit, college age, church family, pastors, prophecy, foundation, funding, elders
Imagine a church breathing fresh winds of the Holy Spirit’s presence and joy throughout its entire church family—winds generated by God’s grace but rising specifically from His working among the teens ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 26 August 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Thom Ranier, LifeWay, confessions, broken pastor's wife, commenters, encouragement, email, nerve, good pastors, good people, good family people, priorities, spouses, vows, hurting, Timothy
I love the community that has formed on my blog. There are several people who are regular commenters; they have become a part of my blog's family, and I feel like I know them. Some of them come to the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 26 August 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Chuck Lawless, enemy, attack, leader, self-reliance, devotional life, family, email relationships, sexual sin, loneliness, weakness, evangelism, comparison
For more than 15 years, I have studied the biblical reality of spiritual warfare. Many of my writings (e.g., Discipled Warriors, Putting on the Armor) address this topic that evangelicals have often neglected. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 12 August 2013 / Administration
Tags: Thom Rainer, pastors, job, Twitter, vocation, ministry, conflict, complaining, family challenges, busy work, expectations, social functions, confrontation, sin, staff members, evangelism, passio
Let me state the obvious: Pastors are human. That means they have preferences, likes and dislikes. So I did an unscientific Twitter poll to find out what pastors really don’t like about their job. By the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 July 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Ron Edmondson, Satan, marriage, family, disruptions, scandal, lies, busyness, rumors, burnout, church conflict
I’m not a pastor who is constantly looking for Satan behind everything that goes wrong. I concentrate my attention on Jesus and encouraging others to follow Jesus and not to focus on the defeated one. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 / Women in Leadership
Tags: Karen Evans, Jimmy Evans, Letter, Pastors, Wives, Marriage, MarriageToday, children, family, honesty
Being the wife of a pastor for 40 years has had its share of challenges that thankfully we learned to navigate, especially early in our marriage. We were 28 years young with two small children when Jimmy ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 June 2013 / Growth
Tags: Rick Warren, church growth, key, Jesus, love, sacrifices, children, New Testament, family, magnet
I believe the most overlooked key to growing a church is this: We must love unbelievers the way Jesus did. Without His passion for the lost, we will be unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to reach ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 03 June 2013 / Community
Tags: Hal Seed, Monday morning, blues, church, community, Jesus, Scripture, teach, pray, serve, share faith, give, extended family, values, children, marriages
What does your church do for people? Probably more than you’ve thought. Every Monday, scores of pastors are ready to walk away from ministry. It’s easy for us to forget how incredibly helpful the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 04 April 2013 / Married
Tags: Ron Cantor, Life, ministry, family, priority
We have all heard it said that our priorities should be: 1. God 2. Family 3. Work But what if your work is ministry? You are working for God—does that make a difference? In your list of priorities, does ... [ +++ ]
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 Thursday, 14 February 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Rick Warren, church, family, love, lab, sacrifice
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” (1 Cor. 12:27, NLT) A church family moves you out of self-centered isolation. The local church is the classroom for learning how ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 / Missions
Tags: C.E. Smith, repent, give, missions, Family Worship Center
“There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him...” 1 Kings 19:9 (NIV) These sobering words penetrated my soul one day in prayer. It was a typical Thursday morning ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 / Delete this
Tags: Family, Constitution, Stability, Patricia Bailey-Jones
God is challenging us to pursue Him with all our hearts. Our Society, which includes the body of Christ, reflects a generation that has wandered from God's original constitution. What is a constitution? ... [ +++ ]
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