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When Artists and Engineers Collide

July 14, 2014 8:00 AM

The outreach team at our church had a daunting task. We were responsible for attracting the unchurched, making newcomers feel welcome, and helping reach out to our community in practical ways. All of us were enthusiastic about doing just...

Strategies for Living with Resilience

June 19, 2014 8:00 AM

Amy tucks her kids into bed and one of them suddenly declares, "Mom, I forgot my science project is due tomorrow!" Sarah steps into a meeting at work and the first words spoken are, "We're having layoffs." Christy stares...

Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches, Part 2

April 14, 2014 8:00 AM

Christians are not distinguished from others by our faith. Faith can be found throughout a variety of religious sects. Rather, God intended for us to stand out to this struggling world by our love. The deep and powerful commandment...

Giving Others the Freedom to Leave

December 23, 2013 8:00 AM

She was leaving. I stood in my kitchen, away from the laughter ringing in the living room, and listened as a woman from our small group explained her decision. Six months earlier, she and her husband had jumped into...

Godly Decision Making

July 24, 2012 8:38 AM

At some point we are faced with a decision that requires us to make a choice in which we are aware of our desire to discern the will of God in the matter. Now we discover that discernment is...

Discernment as a Way of Life

June 28, 2012 1:53 PM

Discernment is much more than mere decision making; it is, first of all, a habit, a way of seeing that can permeate our whole life. As it makes clear in John 9, it is the movement from seeing things...

Is It God’s Will?

February 23, 2012 12:23 PM

As a leader—of myself, of my children, of a ministry—I find no greater source of angst than making difficult decisions. I wonder and pray and talk with others about whether or not plan A or plan B or starting...

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