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Fighting Addiction With Grace

Though it typically is thought to be in reference with alcohol, drugs, and, lately, pornography, the term addiction truly refers to an almost unlimited list of habits that negatively affect a person and/or the people around him or her. In addition to these, people in your pews may also be suffering, knowingly or unknowingly, to […]
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Expectation Versus Reality For Pastor + Congregation

My husband became a minister in his mid-thirties. Being actively involved in church life prior to entering ministry has its advantages. We both worked in the youth department, held various committee positions, worked in the nursery, and my husband served as a deacon for several years. We have seen the pastorate from both sides: from […]
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The Core of True Discipleship

In recent years, “discipleship” has become the new buzzword. As a result, we’ve seen churches begin to make a shift toward helping people grow up spiritually, and utilize the best means to that end. Leaders have begun to recognize that disciple making involves spending time with the person being discipled outside of a church service. […]

Fighting Addiction With Grace

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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 […]

Can You Get Real with Anyone?

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Pastor Chad Norris: Getting Real Sometimes, the hardest thing for a pastor to do is to be real. There is so much pressure to be perfect, holy, and spiritually on-point that there’s very little room for the things that make you human once you become a pastor. Here, pastor Chad Norris discusses vulnerability as the […]

Pastor Davey Blackburn: Working Through Unthinkable Grief & Loss

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Just when Pastor Davey Blackburn and his wife were beginning to experience traction in their new ministry at Resonate Church, unthinkable tragedy struck. Davey shares his story of grief and loss and how God is working through his story and bringing revival, working miracles, and showing His amazing grace.   This PastorLife.com interview was sponsored […]

A Pastor Shares About a Deep, Painful Addiction

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With addiction, there is hope and recovery is possible. PastorsLife.com, in partnership with Celebrate Recovery, have documented this story with the desire to share that message of hope to anyone struggling with this addiction.  

Hitting a Wall in Ministry

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Joel Bruce with H2 Ministry shares his story of working in ministry and being wounded by a pastor in leadership over him. He tells how he hit the wall in ministry and how working through the hurt and pain ultimately had a positive impact on his life. Don’t let the hurt of ministry get a […]

Why Ministries of Greeting and Hospitality Matter

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The ministries of greeting people and showing hospitality may be two of the least recognized areas of church ministry. In fact, many people may not think of them as ministry at all, but they are vital to your church. You will notice I am referring to them in the plural sense because I see them […]

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Before God’s Face

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Mankind’s past is littered with people who started off knowing God, possessed a deep faith in their Creator, and then somehow lost their bearings. The Bible gives us many examples of people who lost their way. This study will look at Bible stories and ask the question: What can we learn? Our study will, for […]

Different Kinds Of Prayer

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Over 20 years ago, Dr. Dave Williams wrote The New Life…The Start of Something Wonderful to help new believers become established in their Christian walk. Since that time, over two and a half million copies in eight languages have been sold, and this book is in its 30th printing! This is perhaps one of the […]

CHOPPING UP BRAINS AND THE SCIENCE OF ANXIETY

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Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that the part of the brain responsible for “thinking ahead” is called the prefrontal cortex. And unfortunately, doctors figured this out the hard way. Back in 1940s and ’50s, there was a popular surgery called a lobotomy, in which doctors would strategically sever that part of the […]

Reborn from Manafest

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Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest pushes musical envelopes, creating an uplifting, seamless blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop while selling 300,000-plus albums, playing more than 1,000 events logged over four continents and garnering four Juno and five GMA Dove Award nominations along with nine GMA Canada Covenant Awards. After seven albums in the major […]

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Raising Kids Who Like Church

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Before we became a ministry family, we were normal churchgoers. We attended every Sunday, and we had Christian friends. One of those friends had grown up as a preacher’s kid. This man was offered certain volunteer positions within the church he attended, and many times he turned them down. He was a faithful church attender […]
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