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Preaching on the Importance of Family

Ted Cunningham

Pastor Ted Cunningham shares how one incident with his daughter during a Sunday morning lesson turned out to be one of his best sermons. What others may have seen as a distraction, was turned around and used as a moment to show the congregation how much Ted loved his family. 

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Seven Ways to Lead With a Global Mindset

Philip Nation

Creating an urgency for the task of global missions will force your church to adopt the idea of being a church on mission everywhere they find themselves. Sometimes this involves leaving the comfort of home and engaging in Gospel proclamation across the world. Pastor Philip Nation helps us to take on the mindset that God calls His people to be salt and light in every corner of the globe.

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Suffering Well With Your Flock

Dr. Douglas Groothuis

Entering into the suffering of your congregation can be a difficult path to navigate—especially if you've never been there yourself. Dr. Douglas Groothuis offers a biblical path forward when thinking about how to suffer well with those who come to you with unimaginable pain. He turns to the Psalms and the language of lament in order to teach us how entering into pain and sorrow can be done with wisdom.

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What Every Pastor Should Consider When Raising Up Young Leaders

Brittany Rust

Raising young leaders takes precision and care. How can a pastoral team disciple young, energetic leaders so that the local church flourishes instead of flounders? Author and ministry leader, Brittany Rust gives valuable insight into the good, bad and ugly ways leadership has been worked out in her own life.

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The Gift of Pastoral Humility

Phil Steiger

Trying to fix the church’s problems is difficult work. How can pastors and church leaders learn from the difficult moments of pastoral ministry? The answer may be easier than you think.

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Embracing the Ministry Opportunities God Places Before You

Ted Cunningham

It's God who grows His church. Pastors and church leaders are called to preach the Gospel. This includes all the churches in any given community. How can those leading the church embrace other churches in partnership to the end that the Gospel is spread through the nations?

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Serving Your Spouse During the Dark Seasons of the Soul

Jamaal Williams

Depression and anxiety are things pastors must confront head on. What happens when a pastor or church leader face unrelenting anxiety or depression themselves? Pastor Jamaal Williams helps us walk through those dark nights of the soul.

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Five Practices for Church Leaders to Align Social Media with their Gospel Mission

Ed Stetzer

How can pastors and church leaders cultivate a social media following that is authentic and welcoming to outsiders? Dr. Ed Stetzer shares five practices that pastors can use to align their social media feeds with the mission God has given them.

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