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Be Filled with Christ! Ephesians 1:15-23

Being filled with Jesus is a requirement for being a Christian, and this must be evident in us. This is what the Fruit of the Spirit is all about: God is working in and through us.

 

Point to Christ! Ephesians 2: 1-10

We are never to forget or forsake the basics of our Christianity, by Grace alone, by faith alone, by Christ alone, which we get through Scripture alone all to give God the Glory.

 

Paul's Guide to Leading and Managing a Church

Introduction to the 'Effective Leadership from Ephesians' series. A Look at some of the calls and precepts from Paul's in Ephesians applied to leading and managing a church.

 

See the entire series here: /Leadership-from-Ephesians

Research Highlights

 

Statistics on Pastors: 2016 Update

Research on the Happenings in Pastors' Personal and Church Lives.

So, what is going on with today's servants of the Church?

Since first studying pastors in the late 80's, we are seeing significant shifts in the last 20 years on how pastors view their calling and how churches treat them.

 

Today, pastors are more happy and fulfilled, than in previous decades! When asked, 57% say they are! Yet, 43% are still stressed, 26% overly fatigued, and 9% burnt-out! 90% overall, feel honored to be a pastor, but pressed-in duty gives a lower fulfillment.

We found that pastors are happier than ever, even under stress and treated far better than we seen before. However, the key to a pastors' contentment is how we look to Christ, not to situations, and declare rough patches as joy. We are to be content and satisfied, to face them, and then learn and grow from them. This does not mean giving up and do nothing; it means to refocus our energies into productivity and faith-not questions and bitterness. It is to have our convictions and fulfillment in Christ (Psalm 32:7-9; Proverbs 15:13; James 1:1-4).

 

PDF Report with graphs and insights:

http://files.stablerack.com/webfiles/71795/pastorsstatWP2016.pdf

News

 

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Scripture of the Day

 

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Leading the Church

Leading the Church

The Praying Church
Is your church stuck or stagnant? Perhaps you are not well connected to the One who is to direct your church! Is prayer at your church dull, dry, and boring? Why? We have a God who elected to choose us and selected us for a purpose, and one of the primary calls is for us to be in touch with our Creator and loving Lord. (1/14/2008)

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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

The Shepherding Leader
Matthew 14: 13-21, The imagery here is of the Shepherd feeding His sheep! (2/1/2008)

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Discipleship

Discipleship

The Character of Optimism
Is a heartfelt confidence that everything will come out for the best. (1/29/2008)

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Bible Research

Bible Research

Making Amends! Part 1
Matthew 7: 7-12 (2/26/2008)

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