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How Busy People Can Read More

How Busy People Can Read More

Warren Buffett reads 4-5 hours per day—he considers it an important part of his work. Bill Gates reads an average of one book per week, which is equivalent to what the average CEO does. Rick Warren starting reading two books per week at age 14, and says that at one...

What Do You Really Want? A Toolkit for Discernment

What Do You Really Want? A Toolkit for Discernment

The desires of our heart matter because they give us hints of our personal calling. They guide us toward what we are called to be, to live, and to do. Our responsibility is to choose between those life-giving desires that lead us to become the person God wants us to...

What Does it Mean to Be a Disciple?  

What Does it Mean to Be a Disciple?  

What is the definition of discipleship? As Christians, we’re told to “go and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19), but what does that mean in practical terms? Here is the reality if you are a Christian: You can say without hesitation, “I am a disciple.”...

Marriage and money – fireworks or fun?

Marriage and money – fireworks or fun?

Finances are cited as one of the greatest sources of disagreements, arguments, and even a cause for divorce. The first is lack of communication, and the second is money disagreements. But money itself is not the problem. Money problems are a symptom of a heart issue....

Knowing Whose You Are: Clinging to God in Influencer Culture

Knowing Whose You Are: Clinging to God in Influencer Culture

I’m with some fellow graduate students who are seeking God for next steps. Out of all we have learned, God, how then should we live?  We crazy Christians have the audacity to think we can actually hear from God. And how easily I forget that this is an actual miracle:...

Boundaries

Boundaries

When I look back at my time in full-time ministry, I see how much I struggled making clear boundaries.  I want you to learn from the mistakes I made and help you to have a long-term healthy run in ministry leadership.  Without boundaries, the chance of a quick burnout...

Five Biggest Tax Mistakes Made by Pastors

Five Biggest Tax Mistakes Made by Pastors

…and What You Can Do to Avoid Them It’s tax season again, and pastors across the U.S. are gathering the financial documents necessary to carry out their civic duty. With inherent complications of ministerial tax treatment, albeit with some benefits. How can ministers...

Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets

Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets

My Dad had a terrible habit. I thought it was terrible, anyway. Or At least I thought so. He wouldn’t tell me what to do. Specifically, he wouldn’t tell me what to do when I didn’t know what to do and wanted him to tell me what he thought I should do. True, most kids...

The End of Time

The End of Time

Pastor Resources · The End Of Time It certainly seems like we live in a day when everyone is interested in the end of time. This appears to surface in every period of history that has seen trying times as preachers, teachers, and parishioners try to make sense of what...

Believing You Matter

Believing You Matter

Pastor Resources · Seen Known Loved Excerpt When we talk about God, it is important to realize that we are not talking about some idea of our own making. We are talking about the God who created roaring seas of wonder, covered the mountaintops with swirling snow, and...

How Busy People Can Read More

How Busy People Can Read More

Warren Buffett reads 4-5 hours per day—he considers it an important part of his work. Bill Gates reads an average of one book per week, which is equivalent to what the average CEO does. Rick Warren starting reading two books per week at age 14, and says that at one...

What Do You Really Want? A Toolkit for Discernment

What Do You Really Want? A Toolkit for Discernment

The desires of our heart matter because they give us hints of our personal calling. They guide us toward what we are called to be, to live, and to do. Our responsibility is to choose between those life-giving desires that lead us to become the person God wants us to...

What Does it Mean to Be a Disciple?  

What Does it Mean to Be a Disciple?  

What is the definition of discipleship? As Christians, we’re told to “go and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19), but what does that mean in practical terms? Here is the reality if you are a Christian: You can say without hesitation, “I am a disciple.”...

Marriage and money – fireworks or fun?

Marriage and money – fireworks or fun?

Finances are cited as one of the greatest sources of disagreements, arguments, and even a cause for divorce. The first is lack of communication, and the second is money disagreements. But money itself is not the problem. Money problems are a symptom of a heart issue....

Knowing Whose You Are: Clinging to God in Influencer Culture

Knowing Whose You Are: Clinging to God in Influencer Culture

I’m with some fellow graduate students who are seeking God for next steps. Out of all we have learned, God, how then should we live?  We crazy Christians have the audacity to think we can actually hear from God. And how easily I forget that this is an actual miracle:...

Boundaries

Boundaries

When I look back at my time in full-time ministry, I see how much I struggled making clear boundaries.  I want you to learn from the mistakes I made and help you to have a long-term healthy run in ministry leadership.  Without boundaries, the chance of a quick burnout...

Five Biggest Tax Mistakes Made by Pastors

Five Biggest Tax Mistakes Made by Pastors

…and What You Can Do to Avoid Them It’s tax season again, and pastors across the U.S. are gathering the financial documents necessary to carry out their civic duty. With inherent complications of ministerial tax treatment, albeit with some benefits. How can ministers...

Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets

Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets

My Dad had a terrible habit. I thought it was terrible, anyway. Or At least I thought so. He wouldn’t tell me what to do. Specifically, he wouldn’t tell me what to do when I didn’t know what to do and wanted him to tell me what he thought I should do. True, most kids...

The End of Time

The End of Time

Pastor Resources · The End Of Time It certainly seems like we live in a day when everyone is interested in the end of time. This appears to surface in every period of history that has seen trying times as preachers, teachers, and parishioners try to make sense of what...

Believing You Matter

Believing You Matter

Pastor Resources · Seen Known Loved Excerpt When we talk about God, it is important to realize that we are not talking about some idea of our own making. We are talking about the God who created roaring seas of wonder, covered the mountaintops with swirling snow, and...

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