For Pastors

10 Valuable Things I Learned About Church Conflict

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Pastors are not immune to church conflict. In fact, I would say we are “immunocompromised” when it comes to church conflict. You don’t have to be in ministry very long before you will experience some kind of disagreement, disunity, conflict of visions, personality disorders, or downright wickedness. Here are some things I learned about church conflict while serving as a pastor: Conflict is inevitable. It’s just a matter of time before something comes up and you find yourself in direct…

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It’s Not Up to You

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By Darryl Dash “You’re just the kind of pastor this church needs,” we hear. “With your gifts I can’t see how this church won’t double in the next few years.” As pastors, we love to hear this. Our gifts will make the difference. We have what it takes. Our personality, our leadership abilities will make a difference. The most effective lies contain some truth. God chooses to use people, and God seems to use some pastors in more visible ways than others….

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14 Reasons Church Conflicts Just Keep Escalating

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By Chuck Lawless Ever wondered why church conflict just keeps growing? Here are some reasons the fires of church conflict often burn out of control quickly: Members care about something.  Some conflict in the church heats up in direct proportion to how much people care about some issue in the church. Their care and their ownership may be misdirected, but they fight for something precisely because they care about it that much. Church leaders have too little training in resolving…

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Three Questions to Help You Reconnect With Your Spouse

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I recently read a book by Wayne Cordeiro, titled, “Leading on Empty”.  In the book he makes the following statement, “Healthy marriages require intentionality and planned investment.” I couldn’t agree more. At the same time, I was reading a blog about how to energize your relationships.  Here are three questions that can add value, vitality, and vibrance, to any relationship.  The article suggested that these questions could be asked at the beginning of every week.  If you are not able…

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Pastor, Love Your Wife

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By Dave Furman Walking the Talk One might think it would be easy for a pastor to love his wife. A pastor preaches on marriage often enough to know how a husband should love his wife, right? Ignorance is certainly not an option. We also see pastors exhorting couples during wedding ceremonies on how to have a healthy marriage. In fact, this afternoon I am writing these words while still wearing my suit and tie from a wedding ceremony I…

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