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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

What to Do When Your Ministry Feels Like a Failure – Part 2: Respond When God Initiates


Yesterday I began a 3-part post about how to respond when you are not seeing any fruit in your ministry, small group, or just about anything else you are involved in. Read Part 1 here. In reading Isaiah and considering other Biblical leaders, I see two reasons why we face failure and what to do about each one. Today I’ll …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

What to Do When Your Ministry Feels Like a Failure – Part 1


What do you do when you don’t see any fruit in your ministry? We all face this from time to time. You could be leading a small group, ministry, church, family, or whatever, or perhaps you’re simply trying to lead that family member or friend to Christ, and you’re not seeing any movement. No successes. No wins. In fact, you …

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Spiritual Life

Lessons from Lynyrd Skynyrd & Mother Teresa


I’m conflicted. I was talking yesterday with a fellow Louisville groups minister and writer, and he kidded me about my new author’s page on Facebook (and yes, I did just link to it so you can check it out!). When I was thinking about adding this page on Facebook, I admit I was very conflicted. I want to be a …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Who Is the “Right Person” to Lead a Small Group?


SmallGroups.com is currently featuring my article, “The Right Person to Lead a Small Group,” on their homepage. Click here to read it. This article explains why people resist a call to leadership because of questions about competency and commitment and how to overcome those obstacles. The article first appeared on this blog on May 12. By the way, if you …

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Facilitating Discussion

The “Right Person” to Lead a Small Group


This morning I received an email from a potential leader who stated she does not know if she’s the “right person” to lead a small group. This is a common response to being called to lead. I find the issue basically comes down to one or both of two factors. A person’s confidence level will depend on their personal sense …

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Small Group Leaders

God’s Calling or Spiritual Gifts: Which Comes First?


Which comes first, God’s calling or knowing your spiritual gift? The way most churches approach this today, discovering your spiritual gifts comes first, and then you decide where to serve based on that information. It’s my opinion that that’s 180 degrees off the mark, and this has a profound effect on our churches. God told Moses to appear before Pharaoh. …

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