Friday, June 08, 2018

Friday's Catch: "To Grow a Healthy Church, Become a Healthier Leader" and More

To Grow a Healthy Church, Become a Healthier Leader

When you become a pastor, you become a leader. I’m often asked specifics about my administrative style, but I think leadership style is just as important. Understanding basic, universal leadership concepts is essential to your success. Here are six non-negotiable facts about leadership.... Read More

9 Mistakes Leaders Make

It’s no secret that Christian leaders are struggling these days. Given this reality, I am updating and revising this post first published in 2014. Here are some leadership failures the Bible apparently doesn’t want us to miss.... Read More

5 Right And Wrong Ways To Deal With Criticism

Ron Edmondson offers insight about the good and bad ways we respond to ministry criticism. Read More

Characteristics of Effective Prayer

One very important condition for effective prayer is to be committed to walking out a lifestyle of righteousness before God and people, as indicated in James 5:16.... Read More

Key Digital Discipleship Strategies For Your Church [Podcast]

Everything has changed in the last two decades in the way we communicate. If people’s attention is on digital platforms, we should be on those platforms making them into disciples of Jesus. Listen Now

Seven Tips for Pastors on Facebook - Rainer on Leadership #439 [Podcast]

Social media can be tricky for pastors and church staff. Who to connect with? Who to ignore? It’s not easy, so today Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe provide seven tips for navigating Facebook. Listen Now

10 Signs You’re on the Right Track to Self-Control

It can be hard to gauge if your growing in self-control; here, from Proverbs, are 10 characteristics of people who demonstrate it. Read More

NEW RESEARCH: 5 Stats on How Teens Use Technology

How teenagers use technology in the present has often signaled how broader culture will use technology in the future. We should be paying attention to how young people are using technology so that we can see what the future may be like and how we can handle it with wisdom. Read More

CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically

Suicide rates have increased in nearly every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent. Suicide is a major public health issue, accounting for nearly 45,000 deaths in 2016 alone. That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta decided to take a comprehensive look at suicides from 1999 to 2016. Read More
One way a church can serve its community is to take a greater role in suicide prevention.

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