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Hope for a Racially Divided Nation

Miles McPherson

A recent increase in high profile, racially-charged conflict has led well-meaning people to wonder what they can do to help alleviate racial tension in our churches, communities, and country. Miles McPherson’s new book, The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation, offers guidance on this issue, by identifying the cultural influences that shape our attitudes on race, and explaining why we must honor the priceless value of God’s image in all people.

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Developing Healthy Relationships by Listening

Dr. Wayde Goodall

When we listen, we desire to hear the other person’s opinion, to sense the person’s heart, and to understand him or her. God listens to us, and we can develop our ability to hear those around us.

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God's Design for Sex and Why it Matters

Juli Slattery

Sexual abuse, sex addiction, and gender confusion are just a sampling of conversations happening around us every day. Sometimes these conversations can become disheartening but the good news is, they don't have to be. What if these conversations turned into an invitation? How would that impact the church in today's culture?

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New Opportunities for Pastoral Growth

Dr. Wayde Goodall

New paths of growth require new methods, tactics, and strategy. As a pastor how do you find the strength to grow? Are you trying to fit new wine into old wineskins, only to be disappointed at the outcome? New wine must be put into new wineskins.

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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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