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What Every Young Leader Should Know

Brittany Rust

Many Christians in ministers across the country believe they are untouchable. They've bought into the lie that they're simply too faithful to fall or, on the other hand, they are too spiritual to give in to temptation. In the wake of believing such lies, boundaries are often missed or neglected and ministers end up in places they never thought they go. How do pastors and church leaders avoid such pitfalls?

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Creating Mental Toughness

Dr. Wayde Goodall

Cultivating healthy habits can lead a pastor towards mental toughness. Every day is a new start to make choices that shape who you are as a shepherd for your congregation.

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Self-Care for the Weary Pastor

Focus on the Family's Pastoral Counseling Staff

Many pastors struggle to stay sane because they’re operating under the handicap of a flawed philosophy of Christian leadership.

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Confession and Prosperity of the Soul

Rev. George Stahnke

Confession should be a daily practice in the life of a minster. When we let each other into the deep, messy places in our lives, we will begin to experience true healing and prosperity of the soul.

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Ministering Beyond the Sermon

Focus on the Family's Pastoral Counseling Staff

The role of the pastor includes the act of preaching but it also goes beyond that to things like pastoral counseling. At some point every pastor will have to get involved in the lives of their congregants. Are you ready to dive in?

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Removing Our Blindness to the Glory of Christ

John Piper

The chief and ultimate aims of preaching are impossible apart from the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit. Without his super-natural work, neither the preacher nor the people can see or savor the beauty and worth of God.Read More

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Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God

John Piper

God gets glory from his creatures in worship by our knowing him truly, and by our enjoying him duly. Where knowledge of God is defective, his glory will be diminished in our defective knowing. Where delight in God is restrained or hindered or discouraged, his glory will be diminished in our diminished enjoyment. Read More

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Preaching Christ From the Old Testament

John Piper

Treating Christ crucified as the decisive ground, and Christ glorified as the final goal, of every good offered to us in the Old Testament is not an encouragement to preach speculative types and shadows from grapes and twigs. It rests on solid, clear, biblical considerations relating to all Old Testament Scripture. Read More

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