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Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough in 2023

Fasting is hard because self-denial is hard, and overindulging is not rewarding. It becomes a never-ending cycle of defeat unless we break the cycle by choosing discipline over regret as we seek the will of God.

Should We Pursue Self-Love?

Is self-love something Christians should pursue? Clearly, we are taught to love God above all and love our neighbor above all but God. So where does that leave love of self?

25 Martin Luther King Quotes

There are so many tremendous Dr. Martin Luther King quotes. These are just 25 retweetable quotes that have stood out to me over the years.

3 Commonly Misunderstood Bible Verses

We must strive to interpret scripture accurately. With that in mind, here are three commonly misunderstood bible verses and how to better understand them.

15 Different Types of Pastoral Leaders

Few of us who are pastors excel in every aspect of pastoral ministry. Most have a few areas we greatly enjoy, a few areas that stretch us uncomfortably, and many areas in the middle.

The Counterintuitive Christ

Everything about the circumstances of the coming of Christ into the world was counterintuitive.

Signs Your Leadership Is ‘Future Blind’

I’m not a psychologist, but I’m declaring a new malady that I’m calling “Future Blind.” The symptoms could apply to a great number of people, and for many it can be deadly in a variety of ways.

The Secret Ministry of Pastors’ Wives

Within a local church, the lead pastor’s ministry is the most visible to the public. Antithetically, the pastor’s wife’s ministry is the least seen. She may be visible, but her ministry often is not.

How My Work as a Pastor Nearly Killed Me!

Consider Jesus, who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Living Alone: A Christian Response to Rising Isolation

The Church is uniquely poised, as it has always been, to counter the challenges presented by rising rates of isolation and loneliness.

R.C. Sproul: What Is Grace?

What is grace? The catechisms many of us learned as children give us the answer: “Grace is the unmerited favor of God.”

The Priesthood of the Father Giving up the Son

When we think of the priestly ministry of Christ, we should do so with an eye to what the Scriptures teach about the priestly act of the Father giving up the Son for the salvation of His people.

25 Really Strange Things Church Members Say to Pastors

It’s not a boring vocation because the things church members say to pastors are just...hilarious. If you serve as a pastor or church staff member, there is rarely a boring moment.

What is a Leader’s Greatest Strength?

The greatest strength for a leader is perspective.

EGR – Extra Grace Required?

The pastor asked his staff to be patient with such people, and referred to these unfortunates as EGR: Extra Grace Required. The difficult people in the church needed extra grace.

How To Be a Good Friend to Your Pastor

Being a pastor is a much more difficult job than most people realize. It’s also a lot lonelier than most know. Most pastors could use a couple of good friends. 

10 Leadership Statements That Often Come From a Heart of Pride

Many times what may appear to us—or we may label as—a leadership style or personality is actually a leader’s personal battle—and sin—of pride. And pride is very dangerous.

Take the Test: Is God Calling You to Ministry Leadership?

If you’re a believer, you are called! Obviously, however, there is a kind of “calling” that sets certain individuals apart for positions of ministry leadership.

Rejection: How To Keep Other People From Feeling It

Neuroscientists have discovered that our brain records social pain, like rejection, in the same place  in our brain where we feel physical pain. Here are three tips for overcoming it.

4 Realities That Hold Leaders Back From Moving Forward

It’s rare to see only one element hold leaders back from making progress. It’s most often a combination of issues. Let’s look at four.

Former Charlotte Pastor Frank Reich Named Carolina Panthers Head Coach

NFL head coach Frank Reich is returning to Charlotte, North Carolina, to coach the Carolina Panthers, a city where he pastored until 2007 when he left to coach in the NFL.

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

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