A post about growing a heart that genuinely is joyful when hearing about other churches that are seeing more fruit than the one you belong to. This is hard. For me, anyway. We strive to see fruitfulness in our mission and ministry, but when others seem to have blessings that we’d like to experience there’s …

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More useful points to follow-up my previous post from Kevin DeYoung. As I wrote in that post, these observations are valuable for any pastoral situation. Point 1 is a pearler. From the 9Marks Blog: Five Ways to Make Sure a Church Turnaround Fails By Michael McKinley | 9.6.2010 There are a lot of churches out …

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I posted a link to a piece by Brian Croft about the pastor’s wife as supportive, but unimpressed. Kevin DeYoung presents a complementary quote from Roger Parrot (President of Belhaven University): There are few who can accurately self-evaluate. In repeated studies, most people rate themselves much higher than their true skills. And thus, leaders need …

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