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Gwen Shamblin Lara Accused of Being a Cult Leader in New...

A new docuseries on HBO Max about controversial “Weigh Down Diet” author and Remnant Fellowship church founder Gwen Shamblin Lara aims to expose Lara as a cult leader and her church as abusive.

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How to Know When a Leader Trusts You

Trust is one of the most important resources for a leader. When you don't have it, you can't get very far. Here's how to know if your leaders trust you.
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When to NOT Ask Your Predecessor to Stay on the Team

Pastoral succession can be difficult and no two situations are the same. Sometimes, asking your predecessor to stay on the team can be incredibly beneficial. Here are four situations where it isn't.

Better Than Ten Percent: Pastoring Young People Through the Pandemic

Only ten percent of young people had a faith leader reach out to them over the year-long pandemic. Here's how we can pastor our young people better through the pandemic and beyond.
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3 Quick Ways to See How Effective Your Leadership Really Is

By asking yourself three simple questions, you can not only get an accurate gauge of how you’re doing but an instant sense where you might need to improve.

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Beth Moore, Part 1: How Galatians Is ‘Astonishingly Relevant’ to American Christianity

“You name any issue on the table today in the church at large," says Beth Moore, "it's somewhere most likely reflected in [Galatians].”
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Brian Tome: What It Was Like to Pastor Through the ‘Worst Season of Discouragement’...

“You can go through a desert," says Brian Tome, "and not lose your faith and still be used by God, even though you don't feel like you're being used by God.”
Mark Mittelberg

Mark Mittelberg: Why You Don’t Have to Dread Evangelism

“I think that's my main calling," says Mark Mittelberg, "to equip other believers who, like me, are afraid of evangelism.”
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James Choung: How to Avoid Major Pitfalls When Pursuing True Revival

“Because there's a strong move of God," says James Choung, "you can almost expect that there will also be a strong work of the enemy against it and you can expect it to be messy.”
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Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins on COVID, Vaccines, and Getting Back to Church

"Gatherings indoors are now riskier than they were before Delta came along," says Dr. Francis Collins, "and especially if you have unvaccinated people in the group, they are really at high risk.”
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Sho Baraka: Why You Will Be a Better Church Leader If You Help Your...

“The more we ostracize and we push creatives to the margins," says Sho Baraka, "the church will find itself continuing to fight culture wars that are dated.”

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12 Things A Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.