Women in Ministry; One Woman’s Struggle with Equality by Kathy Escobar
Nov15

Women in Ministry; One Woman’s Struggle with Equality by Kathy Escobar

Equality is a bumpy road (and sometimes it makes me want to stand on tables & scream). I am coming upon my 10 year anniversary in full-time vocational ministry. january 1st of 2004 i went on a big church staff as the associate care pastor; the following year i became the adult ministry pastor, and then the year after that i lost my job after a big ugly bru-haha related to power & politics & inequality that would make your...

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Forming Healthy Community in Church on the Go by Michael Rose
Nov13

Forming Healthy Community in Church on the Go by Michael Rose

I used to believe that before we could reach out to others we had to have our own house (read church) in order. And while this is partially true, the reality remains we will never see our church in perfect order and this being the case, we will never leave the four walls of our community to reach out to others. The tragic thing is this cycle feeds on itself, denaturing community, turning us inward and often in on each other! Healthy...

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Searching for Authentic Relationships in Church by Steve Crosby
Oct30

Searching for Authentic Relationships in Church by Steve Crosby

There is a God-impulse in the hearts of millions of believers around the world for what could be called “authentic relationships” in contrast to the relational sterility common in religious constructs. This pursuit is, in my opinion, birthed of God’s Spirit. However, there is no limit to the creative capacities of our carnal religious nature to ruin a beautiful thing! Some are following this impulse by removing themselves from...

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4 Fatal Flaws that Ruin Christian Ministers by Lee Grady
Oct16

4 Fatal Flaws that Ruin Christian Ministers by Lee Grady

Our movement began unraveling a few years ago because of flawed leadership. We will not recover until we clean up our act. I spend a lot of time investing in young leaders—and I constantly urge them to learn from the mistakes we made in the previous move of God. I appreciate the positive things the Holy Spirit did during the charismatic movement, but we made a mess because we didn’t lead with integrity. The apostle Paul gave us...

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The Top 10 Church Leadership Articles 2013
Oct04

The Top 10 Church Leadership Articles 2013

2013 is coming to a quick close and already there are signs of a coming spiritual revolution. Whether you have been ordained by men, have been sent by God or just see yourself as a Christian church leader it is important to stay up to date with what the Lord is speaking.  As we discussed what the Holy Spirit was saying for the coming year, we were curious: what God’s Leader articles have resonated with our readers so far in 2013?...

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