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Brothers we are not professionals - Part 3

Why is it important to be stunned by the God-centeredness ofGod? Because many people are willing to be God-centered as longas they feel that God is man-centered. It is a subtle danger. We maythink we are centering our lives on God when we are really…

Brothers we are not professionals - Part 2

The life-giving preacher is a man of God, whose heart isever athirst for God, whose soul is ever following hard afterGod, whose eye is single to God, and in whom by the powerof God’s Spirit the flesh and the world have been crucifiedand his ministry…

Brothers we are not professionals - Part 1

We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry. The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence a…
5 Realities About the Weight of Pastoring

5 Realities About the Weight of Pastoring

by Eric Geiger
Since leaving full-time local church ministry to become one of the vice-presidents at LifeWay, I have always missed and loved the local church. Dr. Draper, the former president of LifeWay, once told a leader on my team, “If you ever stop missing bein…
10 Good Leadership Questions To Ask Yourself

10 Good Leadership Questions To Ask Yourself

by Brad Lomenick
What’s it like to be on the other side of me? Are others around me flourishing? How can I improve?
 Who currently has permission to call me out and say the hard things to me that I need to hear? How do I respond in moments of crisis? Do I…