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4 Ways to Fight Laziness in Ministry

Because all of us are prone to idolatry, we are likely more prone to one expression of sin than the other. If you are prone to laziness, you likely enjoy comfort and leisure more than accomplishment and the grind. As I have offered four ways to fight being a ministry workaholic, here are four ways to fight being lazy in ministry.

Eric GeigerEric Geiger

God’s Commitment to Leftovers

In the desert with little water and scarce food, it is a struggle to survive, and that can lead to discouragement. God never wanted life for Jewish leaders to be such a struggle when they came back from Babylon, but they were measuring their problems against their own puny strength rather than measuring them against our mighty God. They forgot God is much bigger than any struggle we face.

Raj ChelvarajRaj Chelvaraj

Anxiety and Depression, My Strange Friends

How bad was my living nightmare? No sleep for two weeks, and being terrified of the quiet at night and the sunrise next morning – that’s how bad! Anxiety and depression hits leaders disproportionately. A leader who suffers with this affliction, especially in isolation, is a person at risk. However, biblically, this kind of weakness can lead to finding great strength in God.

Scott SaulsScott Sauls

Truly Christ-Centered Leader Development

Burned out and frustrated Christian leaders are now recognizing that they have been absorbed in His work more than in His Person. Our training programs might harness the latest and greatest of human wisdom and methods, but if we do not bring our emerging leaders into face-to-face encounters with the Son of God, lives will not be changed. Healthy leader development must be entirely Christ-centered, Christ-focused, Christ-absorbed. The Son of God is all in all!

Malcolm WebberMalcolm Webber

Jesus Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

God really loves me! Really, He does. When was the last time you contemplated that truth? In this article, Matthew reminds leaders that Jesus loves them always, and a strong illustration of this is when Jesus told His disciples to abide in Him. He also outlines a few practical ways to receive Jesus’ love every day, and to enjoy Him.

Matthew RohrsMatthew Rohrs

Managing a Vision

A team playing tug-o-war has a common core goal to gain as much traction and as much real estate as possible. Everyone is pulling in the same direction just as a well articulated vision should do for any organization. A vision spoken with passion will stir many hearts, but how does one manage a vision?

Gary KamaalGary Kamaal

Fine Lines – Leading with Balance

Most people have never walked a tightrope, but anyone who has watched someone do it knows balance is the ultimate key to staying upright. The same holds true for leadership. Balance is the key, and Rick addresses several significant characteristics of leadership that can be perverted from good to bad. He shows two sides of the coin in five classic examples.

Rick WestonRick Weston