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Statement of faith

An Example of a Statement of Faith

A statement of faith reveals the doctrine of the church. Expecting all people to agree with everything is more cult-like than Christ-like. However, we must have parameters of belief. Otherwise, the church will break under the stress of disunity.
toxic

Finding Freedom from a Toxic Attack at Work

We all have limited energy and our family deserves the best “us” we can offer in the midst of work and life in general. Part of that means protecting ourselves from toxic people.
church members

6 Members Who Build Up the Church

Healthy local churches make a powerful and attractive testimony to a watching world. This means that all of the church members have to be devoted to building others up.
4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

As a leader you must certainly project optimism. But when you cross the line into hyperbole, your leadership is facing significant risks.
turning the corner

5 Indicators Your Church Is Turning the Corner

So, you want to see your church change positively. But how can you measure it? What are some indicators your church is turning the corner?
God's law

How I Love Your Law

God's law is filled with His own character and goodness. We should love it more than we do, and those who preach and teach should be careful to use the law the way it was designed to be used.
stop living in the past

How to Stop Living in the Past So You Don’t Miss Your Future

Are you living in the past? If there’s something from your past that you are holding on to, there’s a great chance you haven’t attached yourself to something new in your present or toward your future.
sin

A Second Adam to the Fight…

Many people simply seek to avoid dealing with sin as long as they possibly can. Others attempt to get rid of their sin by cleaning themselves up
Legalism

How to Diagnose Subtle Legalism

What is legalism? It's not easily detectable, but if you know what to look for, you can usually spot it and root it out. One of the primary symptoms of legalism is becoming irritable and frustrated at God’s grace poured out to others.
toxic person

Toxic People Aren’t Your Fault

If you marry a toxic person and show extraordinary love, concern, care and compassion; if you go out of your way to be a model spouse to a toxic person, that toxic person will still most likely turn on you because that’s what toxic people do.
Controlling

A Remedy for Controlling Personalities (Like Mine)

In an effort to be controlling, we lose control. In an effort to make people better according to our definition of better, we make people feel worse.
best leaders

8 Characteristics of ‘The Best Leaders I’ve Known’, According to Incarcerated Men

This list created by incarcerated men, talks about the 8 Characteristics that make up the very best leaders.
love of God

Hounded by Hesed

We may be in despair, debilitated, distressed, distracted or even facing death but nothing can and will separate us from the love of God.
When a Superior Person Struggles With Envy

When a Superior Person Struggles With Envy

A person struggles with envy, he is fixated on the gap between himself and the person with whom he compares himself. Such fixation will kill a person.
You Need to Be Inconvenienced for Your Church

You Need to Be Inconvenienced for the Church

Let’s boil this down so we can see what's really at stake. Our aversion to being inconvenienced for the church reveals our lack of hunger for Jesus.
When Churches Want a Pastor Who Can "Bring in Young Families"

When Churches Want a Pastor Who Can “Bring in Young Families”

"We need to call a Pastor who knows how to shift congregational culture."
being single

Is It OK to Be Single?

In today's society, we emphasize marriage so much that we believe that being single represents a lesser state... that's not true and here's why.
Gallup Research: What Keeps People Coming Back to Church Week After Week Isn't the Cool Music

Gallup Research: What Keeps People Coming Back to Church Week After Week Isn’t the...

According to the findings of a Gallup study, the people in our congregations are coming back week after week because of the sermons, and there are a couple key things they are looking for in those sermons.
3 Warning Signs You Could Love Your Title More Than Your Task

3 Warning Signs You Could Love Title More Than Task

It is entirely possible for a ministry leader to love title more than task. But, according to Augustine, a ministry leader who loves title more than task is not a good ministry leader.
Content Isn’t Everything — Or, Some Help for the Boring Bible Teacher

Some Help for the Boring Adult Sunday School Teacher

Here are three reasons why adult Sunday school teachers of the Bible shouldn’t be boring—and four strategies to avoid boring teaching.
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