As a pastor, it’s easy to feel like you carry the entire burden of ministry on your own. You want to lead people into a deeper faith, but there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to disciple everyone.
Do you ever feel like you’re in an uphill battle for your congregation’s attention? If so, you’re not alone.
People are more distracted than ever by screens. And even if we happen to have the TV on, chances are we’re probably doing something on our mobile devices. As of 2019, the average person spends four hours per day watching TV. That adds up to 20 hours on weekdays alone and doesn’t include time spent on social media.
There are a million conferences every year (don’t check my math), but few are designed for Christians who work in the creative sector.
It makes sense: What creative wants to spend three days straight in lectures? You can probably think of other ways to spend that time—like writing a new song, sculpting a piece, or brainstorming a fun way to make the gospel visible in your craft.
This month on Faithlife TV, learn about ordinary people outside of the Bible who stepped out in faith and led extraordinary lives for Christ. Some—like Heidi Baker—have a vibrant ministry we can follow today.
’Twant me, ’twas the Lord. I always told him, “I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect you to lead me,” and he always did. — Harriet Tubman
Leadership does not begin with a title or position. It begins the moment you are concerned more about others’ flourishing than you are about your own. — Andy Crouch, Strong and Weak1
Leadership means risk. One of the most significant risks a leader takes is choosing future leaders. While we’ve all experienced incompetent or unhelpful leaders, we’ve also experienced mature, generous, and compassionate leaders—the kind of leaders we want to emulate. And multiply. [Read more…]
Don’t be a Moses.
“Don’t be a Moses?” you think. “But Moses was an incredible leader!”
Yeah, an incredible leader who almost burned out.
Until Jethro stepped in. [Read more…]
Nestled between the Chugach Range and the Talkeetna Mountains sits Palmer, Alaska, a city of around 7,200 people just 40 miles northeast of Anchorage. Palmer might look similar to many small towns throughout the United States, but its challenges are unique. [Read more…]