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How to Know if God is Calling You to Ministry Leadership

Brandon Leadership

Is God calling you to serve Him in ministry? First of all, it’s a big YES. God draws lost people to himself to save them, and his desire is that all saved people serve people. So, if you’re a believer, you are called! Obviously, however, there is a kind of “calling” that sets certain individuals apart for positions of ministry leadership. …

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Serving Broken People Is Beautifully Messy

Brandon Leadership

“I’m not bren. Get off my .” Our church uses a lot of sponsored posts. Aside from attenders bringing friends, it’s the primary way that people in Northwest Arkansas discover us and check us out on Sunday. One of our posts referenced an upcoming message about brenness and that comment was left by someone, annoyed that our ad showed up …

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The Pleasure and Power of Preaching with Sincerity

Brandon Preaching

Paul addressed the issue of sincerity in preaching on several occasions throughout the New Testament. One such instance is 2 Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.” As I have reflected on this verse, it’s given …

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58 Practices Of a Healthy Church Community

Brandon Leadership

It’s impossible for a Pastor or even a church staff to care for the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of every individual and family in a congregation. Expecting them to do so places an unscriptural and undue burden on them and creates unrealistic and bound-to-be-unmet expectations in the minds of church members. I mentioned this in a post I wrote …

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A 4-Part Definition of Ministry

Brandon Leadership

Here it is: Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs through loving channels to the glory of God. – Warren Wiersbe, On Being a Servant of God According to Warren Wiersbe, one of America’s long-term leading thinkers on ministry issues, this definition consists of four vital parts. Our church staff just walked through his definition of ministry this morning, …