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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Schuller on the Power of Positive Thinking

“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” – Robert H. Schuller, pastor, evangelist, author, and motivational speaker September 16, 1926 – April 2, 2015


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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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Stagnation in Small Groups

  “Stagnation usually happens if a group is together for longer than sixteen to eighteen weeks. At that point, people have had the chance to get incredibly comfortable with one another. When group members are so familiar with each other that they start knowing what other members are going to say before they say it, growth stalls. Everyone settles into … Read More


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$25 Sale – You Owe it to Your Staff & Volunteers

How would you answer this question — What is my shepherding responsibility for my staff and volunteers? Going into Fall, now is an important time to ensure the spiritual health of the ones you lead. I know you want to shepherd — that’s what we do as pastors. But how? That’s the question I dive into in this resource. This … Read More


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Managing Your Time for Higher Levels of Living (Part 1)

As your time goes, so goes your life. There’s no way to fulfill the purposes God has for you unless you steward your time wisely. You can’t create more of this limited commodity, but you can learn to utilize what you have been given in a way that propels you to a higher level of living. Pray, “God, what is … 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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Righteous Leadership

“Kings detest wrongdoing, for his rule is built on justice.” – Proverbs 16:12 (NLT)


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