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Healthy Ways to Handle Church Critics

Healthy Ways to Handle Church Critics

“Two things you can’t avoid in ministry are…people late to the service and…church critics.”
How Not Being a Pastor Is Making Me a Better Pastor

How Not Being a Pastor Is Making Me a Better Pastor

"I hope that even if I become a pastor again, I’ll never stop being 'El Pastor.'”
The Battle Scars of Ministry Life

The Battle Scars of Ministry Life

"The battle scars are not excuses. They are just that, battle scars."
How to Write Sermon Titles That People Will Want to Hear

How to Write Sermon Titles That People Will Want to Hear

"It is the first impression. If it’s good, people will want to see more If it’s bad, people will move on."
5 False Worldviews That Ensnare Your Church

5 False Worldviews That Ensnare Your Church

"Today’s Christians suffer from a 'Multiple Worldview Disorder.' Just as some people have multiple personalities living inside their brains, believers tend to mix and match their ideas."
What Does the Number 666 Mean?

What Does the Number 666 Mean?

"The big point is this: Jesus is Lord and Caesar is not."
Jude

How Well Do You Know the Short But Punchy Book of Jude?

Small but mighty Jude packs a powerful Scripture-punch.
10 Reasons Why You Should Underprogram Your Church

10 Reasons Why You Should Underprogram Your Church

Nearly every evangelical, when pressed, would insist that the church is people, not a place. A building is not a church. A set of programs is not a church. A structure is not a church. Christians together are the church.
When a Pastor's Kid Doubts Her Faith

When a Pastor’s Kid Doubts Her Faith

"I lived my private spiritual life for as long as I could, until it didn’t work anymore."
Two Words That Summarize The Entire Bible

Two Words That Summarize the Entire Bible

"We read the Bible too quickly."
John Mark Comer marriage

John Mark Comer: Adam and Eve’s Relationship Redefines the Purpose of Marriage for Us

These five aspects of the first marriage might just redefine your understanding of marriage.
Plumb Lines for The Summit Church

Plumb Lines for The Summit Church

Plumb lines are a way to encapsulate our theology and philosophy in short, memorable phrases
Nine Lessons for Pastors Facing Leadership Conflict

Nine Lessons for Pastors Facing Leadership Conflict

"Then there are the less sinister, but still frequently destructive, Paul-and-Barnabas-type disagreements."
3 Things Every Leader Should Be Doing

3 Things Every Leader Should Be Doing

"Great leaders DEVELOP leaders, not just hire them."
The Ultimate Character Test Any Great Leader Passes

The Ultimate Character Test Any Great Leader Passes

What was deemed in the past a part of public worship has now been minimized, eliminated or delegated. This is not acceptable or good for the church.
Why Do Churches Wound Their Pastors?

Why Do Churches Wound Their Pastors?

"The principal challenge lies within the pastor’s own church."
The Danger of "Has God Called You Into the Ministry?"

The Danger of “Has God Called You Into the Ministry?”

"I’ve always been a little uncomfortable with the question and even the idea."
What If God DOES Give You Success?

What if God DOES Give You Success?

"Today’s failure can become the beginning of tomorrow’s success."
3 Reasons Leaders Must Seek Accountability

3 Reasons Leaders Must Seek Accountability

"Leaders can be tempted to isolate themselves."
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