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  1. Emotional Landmines: Leading When Explosions Occur

    Article Emotional Landmines: Leading When Explosions Occur

    For many the church is a place of comfort and support, but for leaders within congregations it's an emotional minefield. The emotional landmines leaders encounter sit below the…

  2. Review: Overflow

    Article Review: Overflow

    This book came to me just when I needed it. This past June, the bishop appointed me to a church. The congregation had previously suffered decline but had recently experienced some …

  3. The Tough Truth about Our Small Churches

    Article The Tough Truth about Our Small Churches

    In Jason Byassee’s beautifully written book, The Gifts of the Small Church, he states that “the small church is God’s primary way of saving people.”…

  4. The Difficulty with Difficulties

    Article The Difficulty with Difficulties

    Thirty years ago—when I entered pastoral ministry—I had no way of knowing how difficult the work would be. But my beginnings were eager, and passionate, and fraught…

  5. 40 Ways to Welcome Your New Pastor

    Article 40 Ways to Welcome Your New Pastor

    Prepare for the Transition 1. Open your hearts and decide that you are going to love your new pastor. 2. Begin praying daily for the new pastor and family, even as you continue…

  6. Revitalization Takes Guts

    Article Revitalization Takes Guts

    Honesty and courage. These two words may call to mind a virtuous Boy Scout or a knight of King Arthur’s round table, but to Jorge Acevedo, they are the essentials for…

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