Managing Your Time for Higher Levels of Living (Part 2)

In last week’s first part of this series, we started a discussion on time management. As pastors, there’s no way to fulfill the purposes God has for us unless we steward our time wisely. I shared my first bit of advice on managing your time wisely, which you can read here. Here’s another immensely helpful tip: Adopt an Off-Peak Lifestyle … Read More


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Here’s a Better Way to Determine Your Spiritual Gifts

Today’s guest post comes to us from Thomas R. Schreiner for SouthernEquip. Is it important to know your spiritual gifts? Or is that concern evidence of the narcissism so characteristic of our culture today? Perhaps we can compare figuring out our spiritual gifts to the current interest in personality tests and profiles like the Enneagram. The Enneagram explores nine different … Read More


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Staying the Course

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9 (NLT)


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The Korean Walking With Jesus Movement

Today’s guest post comes to us from Lausanne.org. Korean churches are facing a crisis; and a discrepancy between faith and life is one of the main causes. The Korean church has achieved tremendous quantitative growth since the 1980s, but there has been too little focus on qualitative growth. It has failed to encourage members to living a distinctive lifestyle, and … Read More


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‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’

Today’s guest blog comes to us from Derek Hiebert for ChristianityToday.com. “What should I do to become a pastor?” Recently a young man asked me this question via text message. I imagine you have been asked the same question by someone in your congregation—an eager person looking to take the next step in their spiritual growth. You probably have a … Read More


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The Power of Vacation: Keeping Your Tank Full (Part 3)

The greater the demands of ministry, the greater your need to pull away. Over the last two weeks, I shared five strategies for you to consider as a pastor when planning your next vacation. Though the word “vacation” is not found in the Bible, there’s nothing unspiritual about taking a vacation. Even Charles Spurgeon is known for talking about how … Read More


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The Power of Vacation: Keeping Your Tank Full (Part 2)

In last week’s first part of this blog series, I started a conversation about vacation and shared a few strategies for taking some time off. Here are the next two strategies you should consider when planning your next vacation: Prepare for your vacation to ensure it’s a true vacation. Nothing will frustrate you or your family more than if your vacation gets … Read More


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New Poll Finds Even Religious Americans Feel the Good Vibrations

Today’s guest post comes to us from Yonat Shimron for ReligionNews.com. A new Pew Research poll shows that beyond a small band of reliably predictable “Sunday Stalwarts,” as the survey calls them, American religiosity is pretty casual, with less than a quarter of Americans attending worship services weekly but nearly all religious groups adhering to some New Age beliefs. The … Read More


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The Power of Vacation: Keeping Your Tank Full (Part 1)

Like most pastors, you may struggle when it comes to planning your time away. In my early years of church planting, when I was bivocational, I was greatly challenged in this area until I discovered the power of taking some extended time off. Though the word “vacation” is not found in the Bible, there’s nothing unspiritual about taking a vacation. … Read More


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