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The Best Leaders Are Broken Leaders

.et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon A. Cox: I am broken. I lead a community of broken people called a church. And we often say, unapologetically, that we are a community of the broken who have good news for the broken. Don’t misunderstand. I don’t mean that we’re “broken” in the sense that we’re rendered useless […]

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Three Antidotes to Pastoral Perfectionism

By Mark Dance: Pastors and planters know full well the pressure of perfectionism. I have lived and served in the public eye for three decades – fully cognizant of the fact that I am expected to win both at home and church. I don’t always win. Pastors also live privately under […]

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Why Gifting ISN’T Enough

by Peyton Jones: Church planting is the spiritual equivalent of Boot Camp.  You know why they have Boot Camp right?  It’s to weed out the sissies.  You’ve got to have grace, grit, and gumption to stay on and stick it out as a planter.  You need stamina. My biggest fear […]

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Five Ways to Fight Discouragement When You Want to Quit

By Dustin Neeley: There is a reason why you hear pastors say that want to resign every Monday morning – because it is often true. In some ways, this is even more true for church planters. In addition to the inherent stresses and struggles of ministry, most planters also carry the additional burdens […]

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Fall in, Maggot!

by Peyton Jones: Everybody who’s good at something has a coach. Tiger Woods, Tito Ortiz, Michael Hyatt, even rock stars like Bono, Lenny Kravitz, and others have voice coaches. So what does this have to do with church planting??Everything. You might as well ask what a soldier would do in boot […]

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Make Time for What Matters Most—Following Jesus

by Craig Etheredge: I saw an illustration that has stayed with me for years now because it showed so well our limitations of time. A woman took a large glass jar with various sizes of rocks, pebbles, and sand. She put all the rocks into the jar. As she struggled to […]

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Bivocational Ministry as an Evangelism Opportunity

by Ed Stetzer: One of the most vital yet understudied streams of church ministers is the bivocational pastor. This is that pastor who, either out of necessity or intentionality, works as both the pastor of a local church and in the secular marketplace. Already, more than one-third of all American pastors […]

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7 Pivotal Shifts That Will Revolutionize The Church In 2018

by Peyton Jones: Ever since I accidentally planted a church in a Starbucks, I’ve been on a quest. Arthur sent his knight errant in pursuit of the Holy Grail, whereas I am on a perpetual search for a link to what Paul did in the first century. Something Apostolic. Something that will break […]

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Bivocational Research

By Daniel Im: An integral part of research is gathering data. These numbers tell us a story. At LifeWay Research, McConnell, along with others, gathers information about culture and the church and uses that data to help the church understand the culture in which we today. This quantitative research gives them […]

Reflections on Sutherland Springs

by New Life Christian Church: It is unfortunate that mass shootings have become more common than any of us could ever have imagined. It has a lot of us questioning and wondering many things, including Stan Rodda. Stan is the Campus Pastor at our Linton Hall Campus. He has a wonderful reflection […]