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The Disillusionment Solution

April 24, 2014 8:00 AM

We all have moments, as leaders, when we want to give it up. Maybe you just want to hide after someone critiques your event or questions your decisions, when you're weary from holding others up as they fall apart,...

The Care and Keeping of 20somethings

October 23, 2012 10:40 AM

It was a beautiful spring weekend for a beach retreat with our volunteer student ministry staff, most of whom are in their early 20s. We worshiped, we discussed, we ate. We shared stories from a year of student ministry....

Bringing Justice to Bangladesh

December 15, 2011 2:12 PM

When Sarah Aulie travelled to India in her mid-20s, she went seeking direction and clarity. Like so many of her post-college peers, she wasn’t sure what path her life should take. While she was in India, though, a series of...

How Did Jesus Teach?

December 1, 2011 11:12 AM

Recently, a friend shared a conversation she’d had with another woman in leadership. “All she talked about is how no one will support her preaching, and how she’s having a hard time getting ordained. Not once did she talk about...

4 Ways to Prevent Unintentional Gossip

November 21, 2011 3:46 PM

Sometimes I’m taken aback by how much gossip has become an acceptable part of our culture. Whether it’s learning the 411 on the celebrity of the hour or following the latest political gossip on Twitter, it’s hard to turn on...

Do You See What I See?

September 7, 2011 3:13 PM

My favorite Christmas song growing up was “Do You Hear What I Hear?” With each verse, the anticipation grows: Do you hear what I hear? Do you see what I see? Do you know what I know? Listen to what...

Leading Absent

August 8, 2011 8:00 AM

"The test of your leadership is not what happens when you're there, but what happens when you're NOT there." Ken Blanchard Just reading that quote makes me a bit anxious. How about you? Have you ever found yourself creating exhaustive...

5 Things I’ve Learned in Ministry

August 2, 2011 3:27 PM

Next month marks my one year anniversary of working in paid ministry. It's been a year full of joy, surprises, and challenges of all kinds. Here are five things I've learned in my rookie year: 1. If it was easy,...

Five Tips for Creating a Mentor Program

July 13, 2011 10:34 AM

Things change continually in ministry, for better and worse. One area that seems to have improved drastically over the past 15 years or so, though, is the emphasis placed on mentoring and its role in creating fully engaged employees. Being...

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