Relationships

How to handle online criticism and personal attacks

How To Handle Online Criticism Of Your Church And Ministry From Strangers

For every problem, there is a solution. But in the world of cyber anonymity, there is usually a problem for every solution.  Any help, advice, opinion (however wise and sensible), will be met with criticism and negativity at some point. As a pastor or leader of a church ministry, how do you handle this criticism from people who have never met you in person (and probably will never have the opportunity)? Do Not Ignore Criticism…

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Teams that eat together perform better together

3 Old-Fashioned Practices Every Modern Church Leader Should Adopt

Success as a leader is due to a combination of factors. Luck and chance as King Solomon said, happen to us all. But somewhere in the mix are a few consistent traits every successful leader shares. Here are 3 leadership practices that are slowly going out of fashion that are demonstrated in the Bible: 1. The Apprentice Model Moses trained Joshua. Elijah groomed Elisha. Jesus kept Peter, James, and John closer than the rest. Your first…

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Let Your Desires Determine Your Actions Not Your Fears

For many years, and even know, I struggle with my self-esteem and possessing confidence. There are several different drivers of our self-esteem, but the definition is confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect. In fact, my self-esteem was so low that I would purposely avoid going certain places or talking to people. I made sure that I did not interact with anything outside of my comfort zone. This method of dodging ensured that I would…

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Is There Enough Evidence in Your Life to Convict You as a Christian?

I recently saw the movie Do you believe? It was an excellent movie about twelve different people and the way God touches all of their lives using a variety of different people and circumstances. But within this movie someone asked a probing question, is there enough evidence in your life to convict you as a Christian? This hit home for me because honestly I struggle with this on a daily basis. I ask myself am…

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Five levels of communication: Level 5 – Needs

My father, Scott Felten, leads a marriage group with his wife, Barb, at Veritas Church. He was so kind as to share with us some knowledge about the five levels of communication. Fifth Level of Communication Needs- Now that we have trust and we have expressed our feelings, we can discover the most important part of all relationships… Needs! Here is where the best relationships soar – the ability to discover our partner’s needs is like…

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  • Luke 1:30-33 December 15, 2019
    “But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne […]
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