"When I was first diagnosed, I and others did ask God to heal me. After a while, when God chose not to answer our prayers that way, I stopped asking."
Everyone wants to do well in their new job; here are seven key actions to help you be successful.
The Holy Spirit wants to orchestrate a beautiful rendition of heart-felt, united, passionate and God-glorifying prayer.
Luther elevated the sermon to the central position of the worship service, and began the Reformation’s emphasis on the centrality of the sermon.
Challenge your members to live beyond themselves and to discover their strengths and abilities.
"One of the most frequent questions I get is how to keep up with culture. My stock answer is to read voraciously. Then the follow-up comes: How can I become a better reader?"
"The good news is that struggling with God is normal. You are not alone."
Greatness is not the product of giftedness but rather the product of faithfulness.
Rather than placing impossible demands upon vulnerable people from a comfortable distance, we need to become better missionaries.
"I wish it could be said of us that we wasted neither an hour of our time, nor an hour of other people’s time."
"I'm not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way, I became the old guy on our church staff."
"When someone needs approval from others, the person is willing to sacrifice conviction and do anything to earn that approval."
It does little good to use membership as a metric in most studies of large numbers of churches.
"Executive pastors are constantly processing managing people, mapping out strategy, ministering to people and a dozen other things all simultaneously."
There are three underlying reasons a leader doesn’t delegate. One of them is curable—quickly.
"If you let your circumstances define you, they will defeat you."
We are working from the premise that leadership is as leadership does.
"It’s perfectly fine to honor the former pastor and say nice things to him."
Have a good laugh with this video, but please remember that the satire in it can expose some real and faulty values that can exist in our western church culture.
"No one enriches hell more than false teachers."