Elijah’s Fatigue: Accepting Our Human Limits

Elijah’s Fatigue: Accepting Our Human Limits There is a profound moment in the life of the prophet Elijah that speaks volumes about human limitations. Fresh from the spiritual triumph on Mount Carmel, Elijah finds himself running for his life from Queen Jezebel’s threats, leading him to a place of utter despair and exhaustion. “I have…

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Feasts and Fasts: The Role of Celebration and Sacrifice in Anticipation of Christmas

introduction: Embracing Contrasts in Spiritual Practice The Christmas season invites a profound, yet often overlooked, harmony of contrasts—a quiet drawing in of one’s soul and a subsequent unfurling in communal exuberance. Embedded in the Christian liturgical tradition is a rhythm of fasting and feasting, each acting as a vital counterbalance to the other, each shaping…

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5 Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues and Being Your Best Self

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Regardless of a person’s religion, there are typically some exciting holidays that approach near the end of the year. These times offer an opportunity for joy and a well-earned break from a long year of work. There’s certainly some debate over when the holiday season starts — particularly thanks to Christmas decorations popping up earlier…

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10 Thanksgiving Sermons Every Pastor Should Be Thankful For

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That time of the year has snuck up on us again. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and as a pastor, it’s your job to remind your congregation of why it’s important to be thankful. Maybe you’ve got a few go-to sermons that you think have become stale, or maybe this is your first time…

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5 Strategic Steps for Congregation Growth in 2022 and Beyond

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Expand Your Flock It’s been a tough few years for organizations of all types. Ministries and faith-based groups, however, have had it particularly hard. At a time when church attendance was already on the decline, a pandemic showed up and kept people at home. You’ve made it this far, though, so is it time for…

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Giving Stories For Pastors To Share

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Giving Stories For Pastors To Share Get Your Inspiration It’s worth remembering that gifts of generosity and kindness still prevail. No matter how hopeless the state of the world seems, here is proof that the capacity for giving still exists. The Non-Profit Times Statistics Many non-profits struggled during the pandemic and were forced to cancel their regular…

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How To Lead & Build A Church That Lasts

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Take The Necessary Steps At the heart of every church is the desire to fulfill the mission they were built for. But in today’s era of technology, change, and forward-thinking in churches, leaders can’t just wing it anymore. Here are 15 steps you can take today to build greater success for a lasting, thriving church. Discover New Ways…

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How To Build A Successful Team

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Build The Right Foundation What are the key characteristics of a successful team, and how can you as a pastor or church leader build your own for success? Let’s look at some of the standout ones all leading teams should have. What are the Characteristics of a Successful Team? How do you gauge whether your team…

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8 Ways Leaders Successfully Delegate

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Discover The Right Methods Leaders are naturally born to “do” things. But as they grow with wisdom and experience, they also learn to let go of whatever holds them back — including taking on too many tasks at a time. They are the ones who are constantly in action, thinking about ways to make the world a…

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What Is A Delegating Leadership Style?

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Learn About Delegating Leadership Styles Are some leadership styles better than others? The answer to this question depends on the situation. Leadership styles vary according to the need of the group or congregation. As your church grows and your ministry widens, you will have to expand your reach as a leader. You may need to take on more responsibility while letting go…

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