Brandon Cox: The Internal Battles of Even the Best Pastors

Brandon Cox: The Internal Battles of Even the Best Pastors

Truth: Your pastor is weak. He’s flesh. He’s human, frail, and doesn’t always have it all together. He may be faithful to God and thereby filled with the Holy Spirit, but there’s always a secret side to him. He will probably never mention it in a sermon or a deacons meeting. Chances are, he won’t even tell his wife, but he endures battles.

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Tricia Lovejoy: 4 Ways To Pastor My Peers

Tricia Lovejoy: 4 Ways To Pastor My Peers

When I was a Lead Pastor’s wife, I knew I had a level of influence – a platform if you will – with the people on our ministry team.  Sometimes I wondered if I would stand before God one day and hear Him say, “Tricia, I put people in your sphere of influence.  What did you do with it? Did you leverage it for Me, or not?” Oh, I wanted to be able to say, “Yes, Lord, I used my influence to help them grow in faith and leadership!”  And, with that on my heart several years ago I began pastoring my peers – building into the lives of the pastors’ wives and spouses on my team.

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Brandon Cox: Never Waste a Good Sermon! 6 Ways to Re-purpose Your Message Content

Brandon Cox: Never Waste a Good Sermon! 6 Ways to Re-purpose Your Message Content

Do you ever get that post-sermon, anti-climactic feeling that all of your research, all of your writing, all of your preparation just got burned up in a single half-hour shot?

It would be far more ideal to leave church on Sunday believing there was still much to come of the results of your preaching, even after the lights are turned off and the doors locked.

I think we should never waste a good sermon!

Here are at least six ways to stretch the reach of your message beyond the single weekend service…

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