Links for your weekend reading:
Go ahead and jump in the deep end with God. Polite prayer may be more comfortable, but authentic prayer transforms hearts.
Ministers don’t explode. Ministers implode. That is, the pressure on the outside becomes greater than the pressure on the inside and we’re crushed like an empty soda can.
To get really practical and helpful, Will encourages church leaders to think about the following “seven checkpoints” in expressing hospitality.
I am called to lead the church, especially through preaching and teaching. But I’m leading as a member.
Those of us who have the privilege of serving on a church staff will eventually leave our ministry posts. I would like to share a few lessons I learned from this transition that may help make your last Sunday a happy ending rather than a hurtful one.