How to Address Conflict Among Leaders Before it Gets Toxic : Chris Sonksen

How to Address Conflict Among Leaders Before it Gets Toxic - Chris Sonksen - 17 FrontStage BackStage with Jason Daye

As pastors and ministry leaders we all know that, at times, disunity, misalignment, and conflict can ripple beneath the surface of our leadership teams, whether it’s paid staff, church board members, elders, or key volunteers. In this week’s conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Chris Sonksen, pastor, author, and ministry coach,…

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Leading through Hot-button Issues in Ministry : Jimmy Dodd

Leading through Hot-button Issues in Ministry : Jimmy Dodd

In the world in which we live, there are so many external crises and policies and issues that people get really passionate about. The challenge for us as ministry leaders is, how do we address these issues in a way in which we do not contribute to the divisiveness, nor do we come across as…

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Agape Bible Church – Pastor Parris Patrick

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The Rhythm of Life

The Rhythm of Life - PastorServe

Rhythm – procedure marked by the regular recurrence of particular elements, phases, etc. If you were to review the activities of the most recent week in your life, what patterns would emerge?  For me, I see moments of intentionality like teaching prep, strategic planning, reflection, enjoying community with others and prayer (not nearly enough).  Though,…

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Fighting for Joy on the Battleground of Discouragement

When was the last time you experienced real joy in your ministry? Deep, abiding joy–in spite of the busy schedule, the naysayers, the workload, the unexpected, the stress, the lack of appreciation, the sermon that bombed…again…? You get the idea. Whether you’ve been in ministry for a brief time or many years, you know there…

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Keep the Tractor Running

Keep the Tractor Running - PastorServe

As a pastor, how often have you thought about quitting your current assignment? Usually, the response I get to that question is, “Every Monday morning!” Let’s face it. There’s much about the weekends that serves to send adrenaline rushing through your veins. When it’s over, however, you’re faced with the relentless return of the Sabbath…

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Secrets

I’ve got a secret. As we all know, secrets carry power.  Many leaders have been ruined by the revelation of their secrets.  Politicians (such as Gary Hart and John Edwards) and pastors (such as Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Baker) have been humbled by the public revelation of their private secrets. To be sure, there are…

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Bringing Down Pastors

I recently read a twist on the Screwtape Letters, the CS Lewis classic, written by Jared Wilson.  In Wilson’s version, the client is a pastor.  The letter is from Wormwood to Grubnat, an even lower demon – one placed in charge of subtly sabotaging a pastor.  I found the satirical letter to be full of…

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