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Trends and Struggles Pastors Face According to Barna

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A new study, “The State of Pastors,” conducted by the Barna Group in partnership with Pepperdine University, explores the relational health of pastors – looking closely at relationships with their spouse, children, friends and peers. Study findings revealed that pastors have a deep human need for community, transparency and intimacy. The study also delved into […]

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 […]

Cocaine Trafficking, Heroin, and the Grace of God

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If you feel you’ve walked too far from God, trust and know that you can never go too far from God’s love and salvation. James Sizemore, pastor of Radiant Church, shares his redemption story of drugs, trafficking, and addiction and how through God’s grace, he and Radiant Church are ministering to the people who need […]

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 […]

Peacemaking 101: Biblical Conflict Resolution

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Most of us don’t like to deal with conflict—it can be messy. Yet Jesus encourages His people to not put off dealing with conflicts. We are told that to be reconciled to God we must first be reconciled to others: “…leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to […]

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 […]