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  • 8 Essential Blogs for Pastors to Read in 2018

    by Samantha Villenave
    Leadership. Church growth. Time management. Reflecting the nature of Jesus Christ. If you are a believer working in a church leadership role, these topics are certainly common preoccupations. It is very likely that you are continually looking for new resources and help as you seek to fulfill the call that God has placed on your life. The great news is that wisdom on these subjects, on any subject, has never been more prevalent and accessible than ...   Read More
  • 3 Most Misunderstood Bible Verses on Money

    by Chris Brown
    Have you ever come across a chapter or verse in the Bible that left you scratching your head? Or maybe you always thought a certain verse meant one thing, only to have your pastor completely blow your mind one Sunday when he explains it in a completely different way! I think we’ve all been there as we’ve grown in our understanding of God’s Word. That’s why it’s so important that we keep digging and learning. The ...   Read More
  • 7 Times When It Is Not A Good Time To Change

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’ve never been a proponent of the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Sometimes you need a change and nothing is “broke”. It just isn’t as good as it could be, it’s keeping other things from being better, or it’s soon going to be broke unless you change. But, there are times not to change – certainly when you are not ready for the change. Here are 7 times not to change: When ...   Read More
  • 12 Ways to Make Yourself A Valuable Team Member

    by Ron Edmondson
    A young man came to me once seeking advice for starting a new position. He wanted to know how he could set himself apart and make himself a valuable team member. I loved the question. It showed intentionality and purpose on his part. I think that has to be step one – asking good questions and seeking wise answers – and he was already doing it. I was impressed enough I decided not to give him just a few suggestions, but to give ...   Read More
  • 5 Great Ways to Overcome Financial Anxiety

    by Guy Hatcher
    If words like "money," "finance," or "portfolio" cause you to break-out in a sweat, your heart to race, your blood pressure to rise and your breathing to accelerate, you may be suffering from financial anxiety. Anxiety is part of our human nature’s “fight or flight” mechanism. Prolonged states of anxiety can cause physical as well as emotional distress and problems. The American Psychology Association released the results of a stress ...   Read More
  • 4 Risks of Attempting Risk-Free Change

    by Ron Edmondson
    As leaders, we all want to limit the risk in the hard decisions we make. Personally, whenever we are about to make a major change or launch some new initiative, I want our team to think through things which could go wrong. I want to know who is going to be upset with the change. We try to figure out some of the worst-case scenarios which could keep us from being successful. And, then we build into our plan some natural reactors to things we know ...   Read More
  • How to be a Godly Leader — Even When It’s Hard

    by Sarah Landrum
    When you think of the word leader, images of a person in a formal position of authority might come to mind. It’s easy to think of a government official or an executive in a company as a leader. The truth is we’re all either current leaders, or we have the capacity to lead in some area of our lives. Leading others in a positive, productive direction is a huge responsibility, but don’t let that scare you. God has given you gifts ...   Read More
  • 3 Things You Can Do Today to Reflect Christ in Your Workplace

    by Johny Garner
    Recently, much of America watched as the moon passed between the Earth and the sun. Stories from people who witnessed the total eclipse described a remarkable phenomenon. Why were so many people captivated by the experience? Perhaps because it was so unusual. Usually, the moon reflects the sun’s light. Last month, it actually blocked part of that light. Rather than reflecting the sun, the moon was an obstacle to sunlight. As Christians, we ...   Read More
  • 7 Faith Lessons I Learned from My Commute

    by Jennifer Heeren
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart;do not depend on your own understanding.Seek his will in all you do,and he will show you which path to take (Proverbs 3:5-6). Defensive driving involves operating your vehicle in a way in which you can more easily anticipate hazards and the actions of others on the road. The defensive driving rules are: 1) Know the Rules2) Pay Attention3) Stay Out of Blind Spots4) Communicate Clearly5) Keep Safe Distances6) ...   Read More
  • 14 Rules for Being a Godly Employee

    by Jordan Standridge
    One of the saddest statements I heard in college was during a job interview. The owner, a Christian himself said, “I usually don’t hire Christians, they have been some of the worst workers over the years”. Hopefully, as I worked for him I didn’t encourage that sentiment. Of course, this isn’t universal. I have also worked for bosses who loved hiring Christians and were very thankful for the hard work they received. As ...   Read More