When someone asks you what you’ve achieved in life, what do you say? If you’re like me, I naturally tend to rattle off my education, jobs, awards, and if I get desperate, even my mediocre college GPA. I wonder what Jesus thinks about my so-called “accomplishments?” Jesus didn’t have a formal education. He didn’t have
With so many options in the area of leadership books, it can be hard to sort through what is good and what is, well, not as good. So if you’re looking for a few really great books on leadership – then here are three solid, can’t-go-wrong suggestions. Canoeing the Mountains: Leadership in Uncharted Territory by
Understanding our own unique Spiritual Gifts is an important task for the local church to get behind. According to 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4, the church made up of people with different giftings God hard-wired into them with the goal of working together in a coordinated effort toward the mission – which is to
If you have worked in a church for any length of time, you are keenly aware of people coming to the church for help. Churches are made up of people, and people are often in need of real help. At my church we regularly have folks from inside our church and outside our church asking
When churches emphasize a focus on Lent, it has a way of grafting the body together into an intentional focus on Jesus.
If we are not constantly evaluating our hospitality in our churches, we may be missing a great opportunity to show the love of God in practical ways.
What are we overlooking in our lives? What or who are we taking for granted in our lives?
If we neglect our families for the sake of our ministry, we are, in effect, abandoning our first ministry.
Have you ever been chased, by someone trying to get you? I have. I used to play hide and seek all the time. Getting chased is scary! I can only imagine what it would be like to be chased by someone really trying to do me harm or even kill me. It would be terrifying!
Do you have a solid group of friends? Gabe Lawson explains why friendships matter in ministry.