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Avoiding Burnout When You Feel Like Giving Up

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Now that fall is upon us and holiday craziness is looming, are you struggling with motivation? Is it taking all you’ve got to just face what’s on your to-do list? I remember waking up one morning and thinking “I don’t feel like getting out of bed.  I don’t feel like doing all that I have […]

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 […]

Why God Doesn’t Want You to Stress

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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 […]

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 […]