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The Remedy For Your Envy

The Remedy For Your Envy

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“With that kind of money, anybody could have their dream job and not worry about failing. How sweet is that?”

This is a line I rehearse regularly whenever I hear about the careers and lifestyles of people I consider to be uber-wealthy. Wanna hear another one?

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A Compelling Case for Ministry

A Compelling Case for Ministry

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.” 2 Corinthians 5:14

Trust me, you’ve already seen this movie a time or two: a pastor is asked to sit down to “hear what some people are saying” about the church’s current ministry.

The lines are so tired, you can parrot them as they’re spoken: “The sermons are weak. The flock isn’t being fed. There’s too much emphasis on the community. What about us?”

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An Open Letter to Pastors from Noah

An Open Letter to Pastors from Noah

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

A simple reflection from somebody who knows a thing or two about quarantine.

Dear pastor,

I keep thinking of you. The afternoon doldrums take over my thoughts, and there you are. The reaches of the night find me restless, so I pray for you. I pray for your family. I pray for new mercies and for shalom.

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My Nerdy (Stewardship) Dream

My Nerdy (Stewardship) Dream

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

I have a nerdy dream to write, sing and produce a hit song about the heart of the matter when it comes to stewardship. Once it goes platinum, everyone will know what stewardship is really about. Sing it with me!

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Trouble Meeting Your Budget? Try Pew Rentals!

Trouble Meeting Your Budget? Try Pew Rentals!

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Budget shortfalls are like death and taxes… you can count on them. Okay, maybe they’re not exactly the same level of doom, but for many churches, deficits feel tragically inevitable!

If your church has a plan to close its budget gap, I’d love to hear about it! Even more, I’d love to help share it with other churches – so let me know!

But sans any plans, here are a few potential strategies off the top of my head…

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Where Is Their Wealth Going?

Where Is Their Wealth Going?

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

A young pastor recently said to me, “Two-thirds of our church’s members are 65 years and older. What I want to know is this… Once they’re gone, where is all their wealth going?”

Whoa! Now there’s a question that doesn’t get asked every day!

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