10 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Today’s guest post comes to us from Travis Bradberry for GlobalLeadership.org. To increase your mental strength, you simply need to change your outlook. When hard times hit, people with mental strength suffer just as much as everyone else. The difference is that they understand life’s challenging moments offer valuable lessons. In the end, it’s these tough lessons that build the … Read More

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Thom Rainer on Being a Strong Leader

“Confident and courageous leaders have no problems pointing out their own weaknesses and ignorance.” – Thom S. Rainer, President and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources

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8 Vital Instructions for Every Pastor and Church Leader

Today’s guest post comes to us from Brandon A. Cox, church planter, pastor, author and coach. Brandon is the lead pastor at Grace Hills Church in Betonville, Arkansas, and is the Community Facilitator at Pastors.com and PD.church. He is the author of Rewired and is the Leadership & Marketing Coaching Coach for Courage to Lead. If you’re a pastor or ministry … Read More

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Wiersbe’s Four Lessons on Life

“Four Lessons on Life: 1. Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. 2. If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. 3. Don’t complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder; they helped to get you higher. 4. If you want to enjoy the rainbow, … Read More

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Managing Your Time (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, we started the conversation on time management in part one of this blog series. I’ve noticed that the average pastor lets urgent matters and other people’s agendas eat away hours of his or her time. Since the greatest ministries require the greatest time management, it’s time to embrace learning to manage your time well. Here are a couple practices … Read More

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31 Questions to Ask for a More Christ-Centered 2018

Today’s guest post comes to us from Don Whitney for Southern Equip. Don is professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean of the School of Theology at Southern Seminary. Even those most faithful to God occasionally need to pause and think about the direction of their lives. It’s so easy to bump along from one busy week to another without … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Biblical Qualifications for Church Leadership

“This is a trustworthy saying: “If someone aspires to be a church leader, he desires an honorable position.” So a church leader must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must … Read More

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John Broadus on Interpreting the Bible

“Be willing to let the Scripture mean what it wants to mean.” – John Albert Broadus, dubbed “the world’s greatest living preacher” by Charles Spurgeon

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