Choosing ‘bold over cool’

http://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/8112/top-5-benefits-of-choosing-bold-over-cool #

The pastor shares how a church claimed their “congregational DNA.”

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Avoiding pastor burnout

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Information nor inspiration is enough. Pastors need to turn congregations into perspiration.

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Why start new churches?

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Dirk Elliott unpacks The United Methodist Church’s goal to start one new church a day.

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Why people resist change

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Pastor Ron Edmondson asks, “Leader, are you paying attention to the emotions of change?”

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The art of the ask

Learning how to be effective in asking others to support your ministry is a key to fruitful leadership, says Ann Michel.

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Doing mission fund raising well

Do you wish your church could do more to support mission? Here are 3 ways to enhance giving.

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Native American Ministries Sunday

Your gifts on Native American Ministries Sunday help write a new history of respect and justice.

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Weathering the storm

Pastors counsel people in crisis. Where does a pastor go when he or she needs assistance?

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Men’s ministry is messy

United Methodist Men Director, Rev. Rick Vance, says ministry takes ‘sandpaper.’

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9 things preachers should never say

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Leading Ideas shares Rev. Charley Reeb’s list of nine pulpit no-no’s.

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