Category: Family & Ministry

How Your Family Can Compliment Your Ministry

  Ever heard it said, “family works against ministry” or “ministry works against family?” I have … and it saddens me every time I hear it. The Hardy’s have experienced it where ministry clearly complimented our family. We celebrated that. It is the other way around I want to cover today. Your family is an…

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What the Four Generations of Faith Mean for Your Ministry

  While no family is guaranteed the children in the home will follow Jesus, I believe there is an awareness all of us can have as we raise them that will help to this end. I know Tony Evans and Bruce Wilkenson have made the observation I’m making in this post. It is that unless…

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How to Prioritize Commitments With So Many Demands for Your Time

  Priorities – The fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than another. Commitments – A pledge or promise; an obligation. Now let’s put these two together. Prioritizing Commitments – The fact or condition of one pledge, promise or obligation being regarded or treated as more important than another. When we…

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How Hobbies Will Make You A Better Pastor

  “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” This is an idiom that needs not be the description of any pastor or church leader anywhere in the world! Pastors are notorious for doing nothing but the ministry. They are called of God … and because they are called, they sometimes confuse their…

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How to Maintain a Sense of Church & Family Balance

  I have heard this question forever in ministry, “how do I balance church and family?” It is as if there is some magical scale out there that can be had that creates smooth sailing for pastors and church leaders in their homes and their churches. Let me be blunt. Balance does not exist. It…

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9 Essentials for Endless Possibilities

Ever entered a new season?  Maybe it’s the start to the calendar year or maybe it’s September or maybe it’s just something new in your life. If you’re like me I am so pumped for what new seasons have in store for you and for me. I’m almost beside myself! There are times in every…

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