Hudson Taylor On Humble Good Works

“As our Father makes many a flower to bloom unseen in the lonely desert, [let us] do all that we can do, as under God’s eye, though no other eye ever take note of it.” — James Hudson Taylor (May 21, 1832 – June 3, 1905) was a pioneer in reaching the unreached for Christ. He was unlike any other … Read More


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10 Ways to Build Your Team (Without Breaking the Budget), by ChurchPlants

When budgets are stretched, development often is pushed to the back burner or cut altogether from the budget. This is dangerous for a team that wishes to remain healthy and continue growing. If a team is not learning and improving, it will soon struggle to maintain any level of success. It’s important, therefore, to find ways to develop even with stressed … Read More


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Good Stress vs. Bad Stress: Understanding the Difference

Yes, there is such a thing as good stress. Small amounts of good stress keep you focused and motivated. You grow through certain levels of stress. The stress gravity exerts on you makes your bones denser and your muscles stronger. When you exercise, your endurance rises as a result of the stress you impose on yourself. When you decide to … Read More


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Zero Distractions: How to Work in Blocks of Time

Pastors wear so many hats–preacher, counselor, human resources manager, maybe even plumber–that it may seem impossible at first to group similar tasks into blocks of time. Many of us are so accustomed to jumping from one activity to another that it would be hard to break the cycle. But for renegade pastors, working in blocks of time is a great … Read More


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Hudson Taylor on the Importance of Praying While Working

“I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working.” — James Hudson Taylor (May 21, 1832 – June 3, 1905) was a pioneer in reaching the unreached for Christ. He was unlike any other missionary of the 19th century (or … Read More


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Between Doing And Delegating – The Essential Step To Overcome Pastoral Burnout by Karl Vaters

You can’t do everything yourself. And you can’t delegate tasks to people who haven’t been discipled. They have to be equipped first. When it comes to leading people, many pastors fall into one of two opposite traps. Doing everything themselves, or delegating tasks to people who don’t do them well. Many pastors swing wildly between the two. Here’s why. What … Read More


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Living a Fully Engaged Life: The Ultimate Demonstration

Jesus is the ultimate demonstration of God’s engagement in our lives. He is the visible representation of God’s engagement. God sent Jesus to live a perfect life, to die on a cross for our offenses, and then to be raised from the dead–all so that we could be in relationship with him and have new life, both here and in … Read More


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