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GO TO WORK ON PURPOSE

GO TO WORK ON PURPOSE

The average person will spend about 70,000 hours at work.

That’s a significant part of one’s life, and yet many find themselves lacking joy and purpose in it.  We hear people boast about things like vacations and retirement or talk about the value and satisfaction of ministry and missions. All this can leave us sitting at our desk wondering if what we do there matters at all.

ARE CHILDREN A BARRIER OR BLESSING FOR MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES?

ARE CHILDREN A BARRIER OR BLESSING FOR MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES?

As opposed to viewing children as a barrier, let’s view them as a blessing.  Yes, it’s chaotic. Yes, it can drive us crazy. But, despite that, let’s model graciousness in our families and groups towards our children. After all, what must God think of our messy lives? The Father looks down and extends grace, rather than becoming irritated with us.

HOW TO USE YOUR HOME TO MAKE DISCIPLES

HOW TO USE YOUR HOME TO MAKE DISCIPLES

Hospitality is a lost art in our culture, and it has become a lost necessity when it comes to discipleship.  We talk about discipleship being life-on-life instead of information transfer, but how are we really inviting people into our lives?  How are we, like Paul, saying "Follow me as I follow Christ"?

Understanding Yourself - Part 2

Understanding Yourself - Part 2

Once we discover how God has wired us uniquely, what should we do with such knowledge?  Self-awareness can definitely help you avoid burnout, but it is not the primary tool for Christian influence; rather we must surrender our strengths to Christ and let him work in and through us.  

A Missional Family

A Missional Family

Increasing our Gospel Footprint is sometimes neglected in our closest contexts, namely, our own families.  We can forget that we not only have the responsibility to our loved ones, but also that a family can have a purpose and a mission to bring light to the community and to future generations.  Our definition of family matters immensely because it shapes the way that we minister to and with our spouse and children.

30 Reasons Why Pastors Fail to Seek Counsel for Issues in their Life:

30 Reasons Why Pastors Fail to Seek Counsel for Issues in their Life:
  1. I don't need help on this one; I know what to do.

  2. Do I really need help? After all I am a pastor.

  3. I'll confess it when I've repented completely.

  4. I've got the Bible, I've got the Holy Spirit, I ought to be able to handle this myself.

  5. It was not a "big" sin, so it's not that big a deal.