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What if we measured ministry success by joy? How joyful are we in the Lord and where is joy sapped in the congregation?
I figured that now would be a good time to share a few thoughts on the mistakes you should try hard to avoid when leading corporate prayer.
If you’ve got a good pastor, now is the time to think about this.
Being small is nothing to be insecure or ashamed about. Small is great. Small is independence. Small is opportunity. Celebrate it. Don’t hide from it.
We have seen leaders known for their charisma lead people in horrific directions or crumble because their own inner health was woefully inconsistent with their external persona.
Ask yourself how you would complete this statement: “Life only has meaning/I only have worth if…
These aren’t tips to feel better or to pull yourself out of the doldrums and get excited about your Sunday morning. That might happen, but more than anything these are tips to help you feel around in the dark a little bit until the light comes back on.
So what do you do when you feel dead on the inside? What do you say to your loved ones when they feel this way? I’ve found that people who reflect on the following 10 diagnostic questions find the life and energy they’ve been missing more quickly and deeply than those that don’t.