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Created on Monday, 15 July 2013 / Vision
Tags: Rick Warren, thinking, expectations, church leaders, ambition, prayer, influence, spirituality, contentment, laziness
When Christian leaders become ambitious, things get tough. Often other people will mistake our ambition for pride or presumption. But Jesus was ambitious about building His church. Paul was ambitious ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Rick Warren, affirmation, leadership, jeers, cheers, believers, notice, listen, applause, contributions, ministry, beyond church, positive words, prayer
We affirm people when we treat them with dignity, knowing that they matter to God. If you want to stand out in your leadership, one secret puts you head and shoulders above everybody else—be an encourager. ... [ +++ ]
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 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 Friday, 14 June 2013 / Growth
Tags: Rick Warren, change, location, growth, church, effective leader, potential, success, congregation
If your church has plateaued in its growth for a while or shows signs of being unhealthy, things may need to change, and the pastor is the point person to produce positive change in any church’s culture. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 07 June 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Rick Warren, healing, wounded, leader, conflict, David, Psalm 109, forgiveness, resentment
Too many churches are led by wounded pastors and leaders who can’t really love people, can’t be vulnerable or focus on the future because of past rejection and hurt. But there is healing for wounded leaders! ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Rick Warren, pastor, love, preaching, noise, churches, names, brain, greet, services, touch, approachable, eye contact, personal style, writing
Pastor, you set the tone and atmosphere in your congregation. If you want to know the warmth of your church, put the thermometer in your own mouth. I’ve visited some churches where the pastor’s lack of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Rick Warren, intimacy, God, Jesus, time, wife, talk, relationships, communication, pastor, trust
You can have a thriving ministry without a thriving relationship with God, but only temporarily. Anyone can fake it in the short run, but to go the distance, you need a passionate devotional life and continual ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 23 May 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Rick Warren, preach, weaknesses, lead, Jesus, admit, grateful, share, arrogant, painful, disorder
Jesus was definitely an iconoclast, continually challenging the conventional thinking of His day. Twenty different times, Jesus said, “You’ve heard it said ... but I say to you ... ” And even ... [ +++ ]
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