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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Sunday Scripture: Live Wisely

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.” – Ephesians 5:15-17 (NLT)

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Six Ways God Grows You (Part 4 of 4)

In this four-part blog series, we’ve looked at the six primary ways God grows you and how to develop an effective personal growth plan anchored by four cornerstones. In last week’s post I shared the first two cornerstones. Here are the other two: Cornerstone #3: Seminars and Conferences Now there’s no shortage of conferences vying for your attendance. Be selective … Read More

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10 Mistakes Churches Make at Christmastime

Today’s guest post comes to us from Jonathan Howe for Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. Some would even say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. While it still has its wonderment, Christmastime has a tendency to be stressful as well—especially in the church. Unfortunately, stress can lead churches to plan poorly and make unnecessary … Read More

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Six Ways God Grows You (Part 3 of 4)

Over the last couple weeks, we’ve taken a look at the call to prepare for ministry. Since we’ll never learn all there is to be learned about any subject, our preparation is an ongoing process. Now that we’ve looked at the six primary ways that God grows you, you can start to develop an effective personal growth plan anchored by … Read More

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