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Depression, Suicide, and the Pastor.

by Peyton Jones: This week Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell sit down to talk about another very serious topic…Depression, Suicide, and the Pastor. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. We know this can be an extremely sensitive topic but we feel that it’s one that needs […]

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Why Church Leadership Is Such a Crazy Emotional Roller Coaster

by Carey Nieuwhof: Life is emotional. But if you’re in ministry, it feels like it’s even a little more emotional. As in, crazy-emotional-roller-coaster emotional. That’s true even if you think of yourself as more rational than emotional. Sometimes you get surprised by how intense ministry is. I started out in my […]

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What Real Rest Looks Like for a Pastor

by Brandon A. Cox: Resting isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds. Our traditional definition of rest is simple enough: Do less. A more fleshed-out, biblical understanding of rest, however, is a bit deeper than merely doing less. It’s really doing less to allow time and space to become more. And […]

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Do You Have the Passion Level of a Successful Leader? How to Tell

by Carey Nieuwhof: If there’s one characteristic I see in successful leaders in growing churches and organizations, it’s passion. The more church leaders I connect with, the more I see this trend: leaders of growing churches (and growing organizations) have a white hot passion for their mission. You can hear […]

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It Feels Good When Your Team Is Winning

by Peyton Jones: The leaders of microchurches don’t tend to do all of the heavy lifting. The burden is shared like the moving a piece of heavy furniture. The same piece of furniture that threatened to break the back of a solo lifter reduces to the weight of a peanut […]

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CNLP 200: Joshua Gagnon on Rapid Growth, Launching Big and Staying Sane in Leadership

Joshua Gagnon planted Next Level Church a decade ago. It’s become the fastest growing and one of the largest churches in New England history, and has now expanded into Florida. Joshua talks about what’s driving the growth, how it’s keeping up and how he manages to stay sane amidst all […]

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Balancing Family, Work and Ministry

by Peyton Jones: I hope you enjoyed this series on the real life factors of becoming a bi-vocational minister. If you missed any of the posts you can find links back to them here.BALANCING THREE FACTORS Types of Employment PERSONAL FINANCES In summary, Ninjas have catlike reflexes. They can move […]

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Personal Finances

by Peyton Jones: Once you’ve earned the money, you need to manage it effectively. Bi-vocational ministers can’t afford to have much debt, no pun intended. There are a few more factors to balance in your personal finances so that you don’t get in over your head finanacially. Designation – It […]

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Normalize Bible Reading in Your Life and Leadership

By Daniel Im: Growing up, my favorite sermons were the ones where the preacher would get into the Greek or Hebrew and explain to us common folk what the Scriptures really meant. In the Greek, this word is translated, pistis, and it means… In the Hebrew, this word is translated […]

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Episode 285: How to Help Your Spouse Be Prepared for Planting

by NewChurches.com: How can I help my wife be prepared for church planting? In Episode 285 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss helpful things to consider when preparing your wife for the task of planting. Here’s today’s questions: As planters, we get the brunt of development and […]