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What’s your dinner table used for?

The dinner table is a much under-used tool for evangelism and discipleship. As God has torn down the barrier that once separated us, inviting others to share a meal in our homes can also help tear down barriers. This post explains how we can use our dinner tables in an effort to reach out to others and build the Kingdom.

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Dealing with unjust criticism and insults

There will be times in ministry when you are going to be hit. You will be the subject of criticism (some warranted and some unwarranted). Occasionally, someone fueled by a sense of self-contrived justice, is going to say something to you that is unfair, insulting, or ill-informed. Expect it. How do you face an unjust critic or personal insults? During this post we will discuss the keys to keeping your focus on Christ even when targeted by a critic.

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Fighting for your faith when the struggle is real

There are no vacation days available when it comes to spiritual warfare and the fight can be exhausting. The struggle is real. Some days it feels as if the enemy never takes a holiday. In this post we discuss several ways to keep your focus on God when enduring difficulty, discouragement, and spiritual warfare.

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Spurgeon’s view of depression

Depression in ministry should not take us by surprise. Like other obstacles in our lives, it can cause us to look to Christ, lean on God’s promises, and rely on the Holy Spirit to get us through.

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Three unique advantages to bi-vocational ministry

Bi-vocational ministry has unique challenges and opportunities. This article highlights some of the advantages of serving God in bi-vocational ministry. Bi-vocational ministers have the opportunity to leverage their calling in the workplace for the glory of God.

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The danger of bitterness

Bitterness is a real killer of effective ministry. Every man and woman in ministry must guard against this danger. In this post I’ll explain the ways bitterness can take root in our lives. Understanding how bitterness grows prepares us to be on guard against this danger.

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Gratitude in a season of busyness

Why is gratitude important in seasons of busyness?  Gratitude changes your attitude, gives you hope, and fights discouragement. As children of God, we always have reasons to be grateful regardless of what may be...

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Three quick reads to fire up your prayer life

Prayer is critically important for every person in ministry. Time is short, schedules are busy, but the need to pray remains. I’m not a great prayer warrior. However, I’m always looking for ways to...