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by Dr. James Merritt One of the most difficult aspects of pastoring is the fact that you will never get rid of critics. Regardless of where you pastor, who you pastor, or how long you pastor, criticism is inevitable. The temptation will always be to react

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Besides Harvey/Irma/Maria, North Korea nukes, Mexico City earthquakes, and London terrorism, what is there to worry about? I believe the secret of peace right now is understanding the difference in “times” and “seasons.” Solomon said, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter

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Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church. I wrote a little book (I Will) on statements church members make that can move a church toward Great Commission and Great Commandment

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Somebody once said there are two things in life we can’t avoid, taxes and death. I’d like to add a third, discouragement. Church leader or not, you will face it. It’s an inevitable part of life. Here’s how I’ve learned to defeat discouragement. Some time back discouragement hit me

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by Daniel Darling When I assumed the pastorate of Gages Lake Bible Church, I was twenty-nine years old. I’d served in a senior staff position at a large area church, so I thought I knew leadership. But it wasn’t until I was in the crucible of

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