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Why It Takes Five to Seven Years to Become the Pastor of a Church

"I wish we could snap our fingers and enjoy immediate trust. But, in most churches, it just is not going to happen quickly. It will take five to seven years."

7 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Guess what? Kids will remember what they love about you. As parents, we tend to stress about things that actually don’t matter that much, but here are 7 important things in life that your kids will not forget!
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R.C. Sproul: John 3:16 and Man’s Ability to Choose God

It is ironic that in the same chapter in which our Lord teaches the utter necessity of rebirth to even see the kingdom, non-Reformed views find one of their main proof texts.
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10 Heartaches of Being a Pastor

A pastor's heart often goes through heartache. I make no claim that pastors are perfect people. We can be arrogant and uncaring at times. But at the same time, most pastors I know are genuine, faithful followers of God who love their congregations.


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Charlie Dates: The Worst of Times Needs the Best of Christian Preaching

Rev. Dr. Charlie Dates joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his insights and reflections on the craft of preaching.
Leonard Sweet

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss It

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.
Vance Pitman

Vance Pitman: Why Stress Should Not Be a ‘Normal’ Part of a Pastor’s Life

Vance Pitman joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why pastors do not have to see stress as simply part of “normal life.”
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Andy Stanley: Is Your Church Choosing Political Sides Without Realizing It?

Andy Stanley joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why he believes so many Christians have politicized their faith, even though most would agree it is wrong to do so.
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Kevin and Sherry Harney: Why It’s a Problem If Our Discipleship Does Not Lead...

Kevin and Sherry Harney join the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share their wisdom about the characteristics of true discipleship…and why it's a little different from what we typically think.
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Glenn Packiam: These Are the Signs That You Are a Resilient Pastor

Glenn Packiam joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how pastors can pursue resilience in a deeply challenging time.
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Kristen Padilla: What the Church Is Missing When It Comes to Women in Ministry

Kristen Padilla joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share her insights into the challenges women in ministry face, no matter their denomination, and the steps church leaders can take to support them.

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12 Things A Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.