Controlling Your Environment (Thursdays are for Health)

“There’s one thing I know about myself: if food gets near me, it will get in me. Because of that fact, I had to learn to take responsibility for what I allowed into my kitchen. Whether you do the shopping or your spouse does the shopping, make sure you have agreed on what goes into the grocery cart before you set … Read More

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Three Benefits to a Preaching Team

Today’s guest post comes to us from Michael Duduit for When I helped plant a church in my area four years ago, we adopted a different leadership model: a preaching team of three that planned together and rotated services for preaching. I found it to be a helpful and stimulating experience as a pastor. In a recent article for … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Seeking God

“And he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.” – Matthew 6:33 (NLT)

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Keys to Worship Planning: Inspiring Others

  “When people walk through your doors on a Sunday morning, they want to be inspired. They want to be stirred, thrilled, and called to a higher level of living. As church leaders, our job is to do everything we can to make that happen.“                – Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley The above quote … Read More

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Pastor Study: Struggling with Finances? You’re Not Alone! (Part 2 of 3)

I shared the findings of a recent pastor survey that revealed some startling statistics on the state of the average minister’s personal finances. It turns out most of us are struggling to make ends meet. If you aren’t confident about your financial situation, here are four time-tested and helpful tips that will help you reverse course: #1  Have a $1,000 … Read More

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Marriage is Still the Gold Standard of Family Stability

Today’s guest post comes to us from Kiley Crossland for Yet another research study published recently showed marriage was superior to cohabitation for providing family stability across the demographic spectrum. The study, “The Cohabitation-Go-Around: Cohabitation and Family Instability Across the Globe,” published by the Social Trends Institute and the Institute for Family Studies, found marriage provided significantly more stability … Read More

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