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What It Takes to Be Fully Engaged

Every pastor who wants fully engaged board members, staff and church members need to ask three probing questions. Do I understand the Greatest Commandment and take it seriously? Do I understand that I can love God wholeheartedly only if I have received, embraced, and cherished His deep love for me? Do I understand that I can love […]

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Why God Doesn’t Want You to Stress

What stresses you out? Work? Finances? Your kids? A project you are working on that doesn’t appear to be coming together? An over-packed schedule that has you striving for the impossible? Maybe it’s even your ministry or service to God that has you stressed out! Stress results when we worry that something won’t work out […]

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7 Reasons to Thank God for Unanswered Prayer

Do you know what it’s like to continually wait on God for an answer to your prayer? Maybe someone you minister to is struggling with the fact that they’ve been praying and God hasn’t been answering. I’m a firm believer that God knows exactly what He’s doing when He says “no” to our prayers, when […]

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Pastor Derwin Gray Wrestles with Modern Evangelicalism

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Why is the church the most segregated place on earth? Why are there celebrity pastors? How do you reconcile the business principles that often overshadow the Gospel of the church? How do you deal with doubt, disillusionment, and disappointment as a pastor of the church? God in his providence used football to lead Pastor Derwin […]

Am I Equipped to Minister to the Dying?

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The local church is confronted with death and the resultant grief on a consistent basis. There are approximately two million funerals in America per year or about 5,479 funerals that take place per day. What does the God and church leaders have to say to those who are dying and experiencing grief? How can clergy […]

Mental Illness as a Preacher, Teacher, Pastor, and Leader

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Rev. Pamela Yerby-Hammack, visionary and founder of Wind of Change Ministries, shares her story of brokenness and mental illness. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she shares how God used both prayer and medication to bring her out of a place of darkness and show her His love in ways she had never known before. In […]

Pastor Chris Surratt Reveals How Crippling Anxiety Led to a Nervous Breakdown

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Chris Surratt, Small Group and Discipleship Specialist at Lifeway Christian Resources, shares his story of overcoming the crippling anxiety and stress that came with launching a new church.

What It Takes to Be Fully Engaged

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Every pastor who wants fully engaged board members, staff and church members need to ask three probing questions. Do I understand the Greatest Commandment and take it seriously? Do I understand that I can love God wholeheartedly only if I have received, embraced, and cherished His deep love for me? Do I understand that I can love […]

Rob Rucci Shares his Heart on Working through Church Controversy

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Rob Rucci, pastor at Upcountry Church in Traveler’s Rest, SC, shares his heart and story about working through church controversy. Dealing with change in the church can lead to controversy. How do you deal with church controversy without becoming embittered and angry? Rob learned this the hard way and shares his story and how he […]

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Kurt Sauder, Further Still Ministries, on Dealing With Anger & Unexplainable Loss

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God can handle our deepest pain and questions and even our frustration and anger with Him. Kurt Sauder of Further Still Ministries and former pastor at Southeast Christian Church shares about working through anger at God in the midst of unexplainable loss.