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Keep Your Passion for Jesus Boiling Hot

Keep Your Passion for Jesus Boiling Hot .et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon Cox: I spent well over a decade of my adult life subscribing to an approach to theology that elevated logic and reason while deemphasizing emotion and feeling. It pitted objective truth against subjective experience as though the two were enemies. […]

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5 Lessons Learned as a Church Planter

Home > Blog > 5 Lessons Learned as a Church Planter 5 Lessons Learned as a Church Planter By Dustin Neeley Many people share in the success stories of their church plants. Many church planters are quick to tell you the great things happening at their current campus. As encouraging […]

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Finding Your Identity in Christ – Not Your Ministry

Home > Blog > Finding Your Identity in Christ – Not Your Ministry Finding Your Identity in Christ – Not Your Ministry By Ed Stetzer My identity has too often been tied to the successes or failures of the ministries that I lead—and too frequently in unhealthy ways. It’s easy […]

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Life: It’s STILL Not About You

Life: It’s STILL Not About You .et_post_meta_wrapper Over a decade ago, Pastor Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life, which went viral and global. I still give it away all the time as a basic primer on life as God intended it to be lived. And this best-selling book starts […]

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When Depression is Demonic

When Depression is Demonic .et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon Cox: As I’ve said in many other places, I’m a huge believer that Christians should approach the subject of depression and mental health holistically. That is, we must consider the medical, spiritual, physical, psychological, and emotional angles. We should see counselors, talk to […]

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Why Leadership Is So Exhausting—And What to Do About It

by Carey Nieuwhof: You’re probably feeling a little tired. And if that’s the case, you’re not alone. Exhaustion, anxiety and stress seems to be a growing problem in leadership. Recently, a planned sabbatical made headlines when mega-church pastor Howard-John Wesley stood before 4500 worshippers in early December and told them he was tired […]

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CNLP 309: Terry Wardle on Why So Many Leaders Cave Under the Pressures of Leadership, Why Leaders Implode Morally, and How to Grieve Your Leadership Losses

by Carey Nieuwhof: Few people have impacted Carey’s personal journey as much as Terry Wardle. That’s why it’s such a thrill to bring podcast listeners this interview. Terry talks about why so many leaders cave under the pressure of leadership, what’s underneath the moral failure so many leaders experienced, and […]

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The Plastic Pastor’s Wife

Home > Blog > The Plastic Pastor’s Wife The Plastic Pastor’s Wife By Annie Garman I had only been married and in ministry for a total of four weeks when our senior pastor told us we were going to our first ministry conference. I remember feeling like I was faking […]

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When the Godly Get Depressed

When the Godly Get Depressed .et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon Cox: A couple of days ago, I shared this tweet: Good people get depressed. Godly people get depressed. Depression isn’t sin. It’s a state. Sometimes it’s circumstantial. Sometimes it’s spiritual. Sometimes it’s chemical. Treat it holistically. Pray. Get counseling. Talk to your […]

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CNLP 307: John Ortberg and Carey Nieuwhof on Workaholism, How to Be Appropriately Vulnerable, and Finding God When Things are Bad in Leadership

by Carey Nieuwhof: John Ortberg has a brand new podcast, What Were You Thinking? Today, we flip the mic, and John interviews Carey Nieuwhof about workaholism, how to be appropriately vulnerable about your story, and finding God when things get tough in life and leadership. Welcome to Episode 307 of […]