March 20, 2024

Never Alone

I read article after article that describe how socially connected we are but at the same time loneliness is at an all time high. We are connected to the world while at the same time isolated from everyone. Or so it seems. However, Proverbs 5:21 tells us we are never alone. “For the ways of…

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March 20, 2024

Do the Task and Enjoy the Journey

“What’s God plan for your life?” Have you ever asked or thought about that? Probably, but you can’t figure out everything God has planned for you or what He is doing: it is beyond your conception. If His plans were something you could dream up, they would probably be something you could achieve on your…

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March 20, 2024

Good Words and Gentile Winds

“Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad” Proverbs 12:25. “One day, a teacher asked her students, “Which is more important- the sun or the moon?” One eager student quickly replied, “The moon, Because the moon gives us light at night when it’s dark. The sun just…

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March 20, 2024

Think the Best, First

Proverbs 14:9 says “Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.” Or-“the selfish or spiritually blind person ridicules right and wrong, but a moral person’s life is favored. Take note when you find good will shown by others today. I know it often seems so rare that we halt just…

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March 20, 2024

Up in Smoke

Think about it. Your life span compared to all of eternity is merely a mist, a vapor, a puff of smoke. Blink your eyes and you’re 18. Blink again and you’re 30, married two kids, career… Blink again and you are attending your child’s graduation, wedding. With so little time for impact it does make…

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March 20, 2024

Who Can Help You Do That?

Pastoring a local church can be very rewarding, and certainly fulfilling. Pastoring can also be all-consuming and draining when life and ministry are out of balance. There are so many ministries to care for, meetings to prepare for, people to pray for, messages to study for; oh, and yes, your family to be there for.…

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March 20, 2024

Presence Has Power

Hey, we’re church members too! Don’t forget your wife and kids are part of the church family and need ministry too! I see it way too often – a sold-out pastor who is passionate about shepherding and leading his church. There is nothing wrong with that focus and passion. In fact, it’s important and foundational…

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March 20, 2024

Effective Strategies for Cultivating a Strong and Engaged Church Community

Effective Strategies for Cultivating a Strong and Engaged Church Community “Building Connections, Growing Together, Impacting Lives”  Hebrews 10:24-25 reminds us of the importance and benefit of regularly connecting, developing, and growing healthy relationships.  Introduction:  In today’s fast-paced world, cultivating a strong and engaged church community is crucial for the growth and impact of our congregations. The Scriptures…

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March 20, 2024

5 Ways to Help Your Pastor Avoid Burnout

5 Ways to Help Your Pastor Avoid Burnout Being a pastor is not easy, nor routine. Pastoral ministry has a high burnout rate because it is challenging to work with such heavy responsibilities. However, it is also incredibly rewarding when the stressors don’t overshadow the blessings. So, if you want to help your pastor avoid…

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March 20, 2024

Introduction with Jerry Whitely of The Guardian Financial Group

In this episode with Jerry Whitley, we talk about Jerry’s background as a pastor for 28 years and how he started The Guardian Financial Group to provide financial planning services tailored to pastors and church employees.  It focuses on topics like housing allowance benefits, retirement planning options for pastors, and Social Security opt-out consequences.   What…

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