Leaders

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40 Evidences That You May Have Left Your First Love

Evaluate what you really love with the help of these 40 evidences.

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4 Leadership Reminders from the Reformation

The Reformers searched Scripture, believed the Word, and proclaimed the truth, no matter the cost because souls were at stake and the purity of the church was compromised. Your job is the same.

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4 Ways to Balance Your Ministry and Family

Leaders face a constant pull between home and ministry. How can we carefully guard each calling?

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5 Secrets to Building a Women’s Ministry Team

Do you find yourself in a team building slump? These tips will get you over the hump of volunteer recruitment and retention.

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6 Truths to Remember When a Leader Messes Up Royally

When a Christian leader you looked up to messes up royally, here are six truths to remember that will help tame your wild emotions.

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9 Ways Ministry Is Like Making Cider

As I watched the whole process to make cider, it seemed such a vivid picture of what I have at times felt like over the past thirty or more years of ministry.

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A Beautiful Mess

Staying in the church is a good idea, in spite of all the challenges.

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Does Jesus Care?

You need to be able to answer: "What in the world is God doing?" and "How in the world should I respond to it?"

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Escape the Ministry Comparison Trap

When we see God moving in another church or ministry in ways we long to see Him move in ours, it’s easy to fall into the comparison trap.

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Face Ministry Criticism Like Jesus Did

When you’re wounded by critical words, it’s hard not to take it personally. At times like these, remember you’re in company with Jesus who endured criticism for our sake.

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Gospel Guidelines for Offering Correction

Every one of us will face circumstances that require corrective action. Here's help in handling these sticky situations.

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How Not to Implode in Ministry

As ministry leaders, we are surrounded by people. We are rarely physically alone, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t leading in isolation.

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How to Know if You’re Called to Women’s Ministry

When ministry gets tough (and it will!), you’ll need the resolve that comes from knowing for certain this is the mission God has for you.

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'I Haven’t Seen Them for A While'

How can we keep serving our King and His people well when we give and give but it never seems to be enough?

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Ministry Is Messy

Sharing Christ's love is not always easy and wrapped up in a nice, neat package.

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Ministry Recruitment Using 7 Proven Steps

When it comes to recruiting volunteers, do you view it as a battle to avoid or a challenge to embrace?

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O God Our Help

Do you ever feel like the needs of those you're called to serve are above your pay grade?

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Run Your Race with Perseverance

Is weariness causing you to question your ministry calling? Here’s encouragement to keep running strong.

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Serving Controlling Women in Your Church

Division and tension naturally arise when committed but flawed believers try to minister together. Conflict is common. Control Girls are common.

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Stepping Stones to Stepping Down from Ministry

How can a leader discern when it’s time to step away from a ministry role?

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The Battle After the Battle

But sometimes the private battles that follow a big event are even more challenging.

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The One Thing Burnt-Out Leaders Need

In the midst of out-of-breath-serving-God-busyness­, have you lost the wonder of Him?

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The Threat of Joy in Ministry

When ministry offers you joy, Jesus presents an alternative. Do not rejoice that He used you; rejoice that you know Him.

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What if Our Women’s Ministry Isn’t Valued?

Instead of letting false perceptions gnaw at you, use these strategies to break through the stigma of women’s ministry.

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When Ministry Becomes an Idol

Whether it is a ministry, a relationship, a position, or a job, all of us are inclined to exalt things—even good things—above Christ.

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When They Don't Love You Back

Erin shares a very personal story about when you love someone and they don't respond in kind.

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When You’ve Disappointed Someone

There's a right way (and a zillion wrong ways) to handle disappointment.