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Waiting is More Than a Season

Waiting is More Than a Season

Pastor Resources · Waiting Is More Than A Season   By any name—attitude, orientation, choice, habit, discipline, virtue, or practice—learning to wait on the Lord is an essential, transformative, and rewarding dimension of spiritual formation. This perspective is...

How Not to Read the Bible

How Not to Read the Bible

Pastor Resources · How Not To Read The Bible   I’ve been reading the Bible almost every day for decades. I firmly believe that any listening and reading of Scripture is better than none at all, but I do think that some of the ways I’ve read the Bible have ended...

Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This

Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This

Pastor Resources · Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This   With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we know it has turned upside down in just a matter of weeks, leaving educators across the country scrambling to provide content and...

The Gospel

The Gospel

Pastor Resources · The Gospel   The word Gospel occurs multiple times throughout the New Testament. It’s first appearance is in Matthew chapter 4 and it’s last is in Revelation chapter 14 and most of the books in between use this phrase. Paul uses it more than...

Interrupt The Downward Spiral

Interrupt The Downward Spiral

  Anxiety is an out of control thought pattern.  It settles over the mind like a severe weather system, spewing thunderclouds and casting lightning bolts.  Life feels like an airplane in a tailspin.  It feeds on what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. What if the...

A Note From Max Lucado COVID-19

A Note From Max Lucado COVID-19

Friends, We find ourselves in a sober moment. These are uncertain times around the world and fears are rising. People who have never felt anxious before are suddenly weighed down with worry and are not sure what to do next. Do you need encouragement right about now?...

5 Unhealthy Habits for Leaders to Avoid

5 Unhealthy Habits for Leaders to Avoid

   The recently deceased monk Thomas Keating said that to be human is to carry three lifelong needs—the need for approval, the need for security, and the need for control. These needs are not bad; in fact, they are hardwired into our souls by God himself—so that he...

8 Ways Members Can Support a Church Plant

8 Ways Members Can Support a Church Plant

    If you’re considering planting a new church or prayer group, gaining and maintaining the support of a core group of like-minded people will be very important. My wife and I participated in a church plant some years ago that began in our own home with five...

Humor in the Church

Humor in the Church

    Believe it or not, this subject has sparked some controversy and theological debate among many pastors and theologians in the past. Some have taken the approach that Christianity is supposed to be a serious endeavor and, therefore, should not include...

Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

    “I don’t ever remember losing my temper until I got married.” All married couples experience anger. The tragedy is that thousands of couples never learn how to process anger productively. Marriage becomes a battlefield, each spouse accusing the other of...

Waiting is More Than a Season

Waiting is More Than a Season

Pastor Resources · Waiting Is More Than A Season   By any name—attitude, orientation, choice, habit, discipline, virtue, or practice—learning to wait on the Lord is an essential, transformative, and rewarding dimension of spiritual formation. This perspective is...

How Not to Read the Bible

How Not to Read the Bible

Pastor Resources · How Not To Read The Bible   I’ve been reading the Bible almost every day for decades. I firmly believe that any listening and reading of Scripture is better than none at all, but I do think that some of the ways I’ve read the Bible have ended...

Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This

Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This

Pastor Resources · Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This   With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we know it has turned upside down in just a matter of weeks, leaving educators across the country scrambling to provide content and...

The Gospel

The Gospel

Pastor Resources · The Gospel   The word Gospel occurs multiple times throughout the New Testament. It’s first appearance is in Matthew chapter 4 and it’s last is in Revelation chapter 14 and most of the books in between use this phrase. Paul uses it more than...

Interrupt The Downward Spiral

Interrupt The Downward Spiral

  Anxiety is an out of control thought pattern.  It settles over the mind like a severe weather system, spewing thunderclouds and casting lightning bolts.  Life feels like an airplane in a tailspin.  It feeds on what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. What if the...

A Note From Max Lucado COVID-19

A Note From Max Lucado COVID-19

Friends, We find ourselves in a sober moment. These are uncertain times around the world and fears are rising. People who have never felt anxious before are suddenly weighed down with worry and are not sure what to do next. Do you need encouragement right about now?...

5 Unhealthy Habits for Leaders to Avoid

5 Unhealthy Habits for Leaders to Avoid

   The recently deceased monk Thomas Keating said that to be human is to carry three lifelong needs—the need for approval, the need for security, and the need for control. These needs are not bad; in fact, they are hardwired into our souls by God himself—so that he...

8 Ways Members Can Support a Church Plant

8 Ways Members Can Support a Church Plant

    If you’re considering planting a new church or prayer group, gaining and maintaining the support of a core group of like-minded people will be very important. My wife and I participated in a church plant some years ago that began in our own home with five...

Humor in the Church

Humor in the Church

    Believe it or not, this subject has sparked some controversy and theological debate among many pastors and theologians in the past. Some have taken the approach that Christianity is supposed to be a serious endeavor and, therefore, should not include...

Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

    “I don’t ever remember losing my temper until I got married.” All married couples experience anger. The tragedy is that thousands of couples never learn how to process anger productively. Marriage becomes a battlefield, each spouse accusing the other of...

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