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Monthly Leadership Article

 

Introduction to the Leadership Themes from the Gospels

We may need to rediscover what Christ calls us to when we lead and manage His Church.

 

A Call from the Gospels

Is your church accomplishing its main mission?

The Call to Follow me.

Who or what does your church follow?

A Call to Proclaim

What does your church proclaim and teach?

 

See the entire series here: /Leadership-from-the-Gospels


Research Highlights

 

Statistics on Pastors: 2016 Update

Research on the Happenings in Pastors' Personal and Church Lives.

So, what is going on with today's servants of the Church?

Since first studying pastors in the late 80's, we are seeing significant shifts in the last 20 years on how pastors view their calling and how churches treat them.

 

Do pastors receive a livable wage? 57% No!    

This is how money and budget stress the pastor's family.  Authentic pastors do not go into real impacting ministry for the money. It is all about the call and our response. However, if pastors are so overstressed by finances, they can't put on the front burner the priorities of ministry, community, and church.

 

PDF Report with graphs and insights:

http://files.stablerack.com/webfiles/71795/pastorsstatWP2016.pdf

 

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Scripture of the Day

 

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Leading the Church

Leading the Church

What Can We Give God?
Are you so caught up in the events and planning of Christmas that you have forgotten the "Christ" and the "mass," which means we are to worship and venerate Him? Most of us do forget, perhaps not intentionally, because of all our busyness and neglect. We look with anticipation to the gifts, music, decorations, food, family gatherings and such, and for some, this means Christ is the One who is left out as He stands and knocks. As an ironic iconoclast, we feast and honor Christ while He is left outside in the cold (Rev. 3:20). (1/16/2008)

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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

The Call to Drop to our Knees
Is your church's direction from Christ our Lord or from what is happening now? (10/6/2016)

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Discipleship

Discipleship

Introduction to the Fruit of the Spirit
What does the work and empowerment of the Spirit mean to you? The Fruit of the Spirit is described as a fruit, because it is made up of more than one substance; it has juice, pulp, peal, core, segments, and seeds, all held together by a skin or rind, and attached to the tree by a stem where its nutrients flow in. If you just eat of the pulp or juice and throw out the rest, how can you use the seeds to grow more? If you take the fruit off the vine, it will wither and rot; if the vine is not cared for, the tree will die. So it is with the Fruit of the Spirit. God makes it and it requires our growth of faith that necessitates our tending, and it is more than just one substance; all of its substances combined are greater than the sum of its parts. (4/1/2008)

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Bible Research

Bible Research

The Sixth Trumpet
Revelation 9:12-21 (2/12/2008)

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