By Charles Stone on Sep 28, 2022
"Discouragement is a universal experience for ministry leaders and the word actually self-defines itself…dis-courage meaning no courage. Some of the Bible’s greatest characters faced it: Moses, David, Paul, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the apostles. Nehemiah, the great Old Testament leader faced it when he led the Jews to rebuild the wall. Yet, his response offers us hope when we face it."
By Charles Stone on Sep 19, 2022
“No one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do.” ––Paul Tripp
By Charles Stone on Aug 17, 2022
“Two things you can’t avoid in ministry are…people late to the service and … church critics.” In this short post, I suggest 10 ways to handle the church critic.
By Charles Stone on Jul 26, 2022
Silos occur in organizations and churches when leaders act like their ministry or team is the only one that matters. A silo attitude results in that leader or team only supporting, giving, or attending functions that pertain to them. It can kill a ministry and result in many problems. In this post, I suggest ways to minimize ministry silos.
By Charles Stone on Jul 6, 2022
In the midst of caring for others, it is easy to neglect our own soul. What are safeguards that keep us from drifting away from God?
By Charles Stone on Jun 6, 2022
At times we must lead as transactional leaders. However, we should seek to grow our leadership so that we lead more often as transformational leaders.
By Charles Stone on May 30, 2022
In your church you’re probably trying to bring change in some way or are contemplating it.
By Charles Stone on May 18, 2022
This discipline is really more of a state of heart than a place.
By Charles Stone on Apr 21, 2022
Although we intuitively understand how to refuel ourselves, we often don’t do it. He challenged us to ask why we don’t.
By Charles Stone on Mar 10, 2022
Mindfulness is a spiritual discipline akin to biblical meditation. It’s setting aside daily time to be still before God, to be in His presence in the present moment.
By Charles Stone on Feb 16, 2022
One of the most disconcerting feelings we pastors experience is when we prepare a sermon and pour our heart into it, yet feel that it didn’t make a difference in people’s lives.
By Charles Stone on Feb 1, 2022
A study done at the University of London found that constant emailing and text-messaging reduces mental capability by an average of ten points on an IQ test.
By Charles Stone on Dec 13, 2021
The ‘measure up mentality’ can suck the joy out of ministry. By applying a few simple ideas, you can stay positive and encouraged in your ministry even when you feel you don’t measure up in the eyes of others.
By Charles Stone on Dec 1, 2021
Reinforce Life Application is the final instalment of an 8 part series on how neuroscience can improve your preaching.
By Charles Stone on Nov 17, 2021
Engage the heart is the sixth instalment of an 8 part series on how neuroscience can improve your preaching.