7 Quandaries of Leading Creatives

By Ron Edmondson
Leading creatives can be difficult. In fact, I love having creatives on the teams I lead, but, honestly, they can make leading much messier. In case you’re wondering… read more

Sermon Starter: Serving in Sorrow

By Thad H. Carter
Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21 While dealing with the death of John, Jesus withdraws to a solitary place.  Even there he is followed by… read more


By Joseph Yoo
I think I can sum up my life — particularly my spiritual life — in one word: distracted. One Sunday, I had a church council meeting after the service and then a… read more

How to Have a Great Weekend

By Chad Brooks
Welcome to this episode of The Productive Pastor. I have some great resources to share, great conversations and a great announcement. The focus conversation this episode is having … read more

Sermon Options: July 27, 2014

By Ministry Matters
The romancing of loveGenesis 29:15-28 I read about a minister who had reached that part of the wedding ceremony where he asked, "And do you take this woman for better or for… read more

Adopted by God

By Chris J. Hayes
Romans 8:12-25 I do not think there is a more beautiful image of God’s love for us than the image of adoption. I have a friend, Tina, who was adopted. She tells me of her… read more

Moving God

By Shane Raynor
What kinds of things do you pray for? Only the impossible stuff? Things over which you have absolutely no control? What about requests that are "safe"? The things we pray for are… read more

A Generous Harvest

By Timothy L. Owings
When we think of the parables Jesus told, the parable of the prodigal son and the good Samaritan come quickly to mind. My hunch is the parable of the sower would be third on our… read more

When You Feel Hopeless

By Kimberly MacNeill
Read: Romans 4:19-25, then go to God in prayer—share with the Lord the places in your life that feel hopeless to you, allow for a time of silence to listen. read more

Rest for the Restless

By Timothy L. Owings
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Someone has rightly called Matthew 11 the chapter for the contemporary church. At first glance, you might not see it that way, but let's look a bit closer. … read more

Ministering After Suicide

By Tina Fox
Early in my ministry, a young parishioner completed suicide. Her death devastated our church, our community and me. Following her funeral, many attendees shared with me their… read more

God Will Provide

By Douglas Mullins
Genesis 22:1-14 There are a lot of directions one can run with a Scripture passage like this, but there is one prominent biblical truth that surfaces here, and is reinforced in… read more
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