By Lance Witt on Oct 3, 2016
You don’t have to be running at an insane pace to be running on empty. I think the primary issue here isn’t the size of your ministry or the pace of your ministry. The PRIMARY issue has to do with the health of your soul (your interior life).
By Josh Reich on Jan 6, 2018
"The number one complaint I hear from people is, “I don’t have time. I don’t have time for hobbies, sleep, my marriage, relationships, kids, reading my Bible.” You do, you just gave that time away. You give your time to the things that matter most."
By Charles Stone on Jul 21, 2016
Somebody once said there are two things in life we can’t avoid, taxes and death. I’d like to add a third, discouragement. Church leader or not, you will face it. It’s an inevitable part of life. Here’s how I’ve learned to defeat discouragement.
By Ray Hollenbach on Feb 20, 2015
We are loaded down with so many "shoulds," we find ourselves paralyzed by the inability to apply what we know.
By Adam Weber on Mar 21, 2017
I had only recently completed my master’s degree, I didn’t want to start this church in the first place, it was struggling to grow, and here I was moving this stupid sign through three feet of snow. Without thinking, the words came out:
God, what am I doing here?
By Brian Croft on Dec 19, 2016
You may call it something different, but every pastor knows about it. It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place the next day (Monday) as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s word to God’s people the day before.
By Outreach Magazine on Jul 11, 2018
Busy teaching pastors need time away from the pulpit to study, pray, rest, and refocus on the goal.
By Peter Mead on Feb 15, 2013
The rest of the Bible is built on the foundation of Genesis, and so preaching it enough and preaching it well are very important. Here are three errors to avoid.
By Leigh Ann Looyenga on Dec 27, 2016
The first step in practically engaging Sabbath rest is getting rid of our narrow and legalistic views of the day.
By Lance Witt on Jan 15, 2018
Ambition is a blessing and a curse. When it is God-directed and Spirit-managed, it can bear tremendous fruit. But when it is hijacked by self and ego, it can leave a wake of destruction in its path.
By Alphonetta Wines on Feb 21, 2013
We are called upon to bring the word: Sunday morning, Bible studies, funerals, conferences, civic events. Is it any wonder that there are times we have nothing fresh to say?
By Brian Croft on Oct 18, 2016
Marriage is hard enough, but add ministry into the mix and you have a recipe for a potential mess.
By Peter Walters on Oct 29, 2016
I think we don’t take seriously enough the fact that taking care of our bodies is a spiritual issue.
By Leigh Ann Looyenga on Nov 3, 2016
Are you tired? Worn down by the pace of life and ministry? Do you feel like the abundant life may not be for ministry leaders?
By Lance Witt on Jan 16, 2017
Leaders who stay spiritually healthy long term are those who learn this sacred rhythm of advance and retreat.