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One Reason People Won’t Join Your Church

August 18, 2014 8:00 AM

The book of Hebrews urges us not to forsake assembling together with fellow Christians, but it does not say I have to be a member of your church (Hebrews 10:25). We have all heard the phrase “Church hurt is...

Shut Up and Show Up

July 17, 2014 8:00 AM

My husband and I couldn't eat or sleep. We couldn't think clearly enough to work and yet couldn't imagine being home with the walls caving in around us. We had cried until we were surprised there were any tears...

Offer Support, Not Shame

July 3, 2014 8:00 AM

The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that one in six American women is a victim of attempted or completed sexual assault in her lifetime. Forty-four percent of victims are under the age of 18. The fact...

The Church Should Be a Hospital

June 5, 2014 8:00 AM

I remember hearing when I was a little girl that church was a "hospital." It was a place for people who were sick and for those who needed healing. I believe this concept was adapted from Jesus' words recorded...

Restoring Fallen Leaders

June 2, 2014 8:00 AM

By all measures, Tom* was an A-list pastor. He had charisma, humor, and huge musical skills, and he grew the start-up church into a robust congregation. Around year 8, a few of us began to notice subtle changes. Tom's...

Sometimes Ministry Happens at Home

May 5, 2014 8:00 AM

I wasn't ready for it. After all, she's only just turned 8. And what 8-year-old do you know who's called an after-dinner meeting to tell you gently but categorically that "it's just not working anymore"? That she "can't stand...

Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches, Part 1

April 10, 2014 8:00 AM

Vulnerability. Transparency. Authenticity. Words so trail-blazing a scant decade ago are now on the verge of becoming little more than the latest ingredients in a cookie-cutter formula for producing modern-day Christian leaders. Why would I make such an audacious...

Lead Me On: Don’t Be Surprised

March 31, 2014 8:00 AM

I recently heard a sermon about a man who possessed incredible faith: Jairus. And his daughter was about to die. Just as one would expect from a sermon, Jairus sought out Jesus, found him, secured a few one-on-one moments...

Top 10 in 2013

January 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Happy New Year! Let me be among the first to welcome you to 2014. This year, God has plans and purposes for you, works he has long planned for you to do (Ephesians 2:10). I trust you will dedicate...

When to Be Vulnerable

May 24, 2012 2:38 PM

Behind the veneer of spiritual leadership, some of us carry deep struggles or dark secrets: pain from past abuse, guilt over sin, or a sense of spiritual failure. Should we tell others about our struggles? If so, how? It...

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