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Not Without Opposition

“because a wide door for effective ministry has opened for me — yet many oppose me.”

No great opportunity to make a difference for Jesus comes without opposition. 202 more words

Spirituality

When We Confess Our Sins. . .

When I was in junior high people began throwing around the word, “hypocrite” like it was free candy.  It was an especially popular concept in Christian circles as we used it to judge anybody who held any sort of ethical standard for us.   518 more words

Scripture

The Justice-ification of the Church: Where we went wrong and how we can do better

Years ago a Catholic priest from India told me, “Ghandi said, ‘I look at Jesus and I want to be a Christian. But then I look at the lives of Christians…and I don’t want to be a Christian. 1,260 more words

Culture

12 burdens pastors most frequently carry

Chuck Lawless, Professor of Evangelism and Missions, and Dean of the Graduate School at Southeastern Seminary, says pastors are most often weighed down by the following twelve things: 180 more words

Pastoral Ministry

Stopping Slander in Our Churches

There is a megachurch in the United States that hires dozens of staff members all the time … and fires some as well.

According to one of the church’s former senior pastors, whenever a staff member is dismissed, the same reason is privately given as to why that person left: 2,357 more words

Conflict With The Pastor

Why Church?

This week I asked two questions that sparked a larger conversation. 1) What makes going to a Church service beneficial to you? 2) What makes a Church service a good place for (non-Christians, seekers, newcomers, etc. 729 more words

Chad Spriggs

Seven Principles for Resolving Pastor-Church Conflict

Imagine that you’re a governing board member of a medium-sized congregation.

One of your fellow board members comes to you and says, “There is a movement inside our church to get rid of our pastor.  526 more words

Conflict With The Pastor