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9 Ways Pastors Let Ministry Harm Their Marriage

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By Chuck Lawless Too many of us know a ministry couple that has divorced. I encourage pastors to be aware of ways we sometimes let ministry harm our marriages – and be ever alert to not let disaster hit their own home. If you are not a pastoral leader, let these words lead you to pray for your pastors. Too little energy is left for relationship building at home. Pastors serve others in various difficulties of life such as hospitalization, relational…

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Facing the Future

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Life is moving on and a new year is here. You will never live in a time of perfection or a problem-free environment in this life. So, here are some thoughts on the New Year that can help us all to face the future with courage and faith. Always see your future as bigger than your past Many people face the future with apprehension.  “I’m just glad it will be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary…

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Ten Ways to Bring Joy to Your Pastor

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By Thom Rainer In some ways, I don’t like the official designation of October to be pastor appreciation month. I really wish we showed appreciation to pastors all the time. But like many other points of recognition, it does serve as a reminder that we are blessed by our pastors and their ministries. So how can you bring joy to your pastor? My list of ten is based on the interactions I have with thousands of pastors every year. Some…

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Six Main Traits of Preacher Eater Churches

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By Thom Rainer Preacher eater churches? I had never heard the term until I became a pastor. While I was serving as a pastor at a church, a search committee representative from another church called me. She wanted to know if I would prayerfully consider coming to her church. Immediately after the call, I got on the phone with a friend who served as pastor at another church in the same town. What did he know about the other church…

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How to Respond to Church Conflict

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The most vicious attacks against Jesus came from the religious community. Why should we think it would be any different for us? But it does hurt when people in your own congregation begin to act in unloving, unkind, and even ungodly ways. So, how can I respond to church conflict in a way that honors God and fulfills His purposes? How can I navigate through the treacherous waters of conflict? Recognize the source of the conflict. Ephesians 6:10-20  ” We…

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