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Reaffirmations Friday – April 8th

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have too much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community.

But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of some of the most helpful and inspirational news and articles published on the web and give them to you here, in one centralized place as part of our “Reaffirmations Friday.”

Here are the top ministry blogs and articles this week detailing anything you may have missed.

The Difference between Confidence and Arrogance
We ask leaders to be confident, but we bristle when they become arrogant. What is the difference? The dictionary reveals arrogance is pride, egotism, and inflated self-importance, while confidence is the state of being certain… Written by Sam Rainer

6 Things to NEVER Say from the Pulpit
People will remember some of the good things you say from the pulpit, but they will remember all of the dumb things you say. I started preaching full-time almost thirty years ago, so I know exactly what my foot tastes like… Written by Mark Dance

3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched
It is becoming increasingly important for the church to talk about reaching the dechurched in their communities. This sounds like a great idea in theory, but it presents a real challenge when churches perpetuate an “us-versus-them” mentality in our language and disposition… Written by Ed Stetzer

13 Ways to Sabotage Your Senior Pastor Search
Choosing a new Senior Pastor may be the most significant staffing decision a church ever has to make. Because of that, it can also be one of the most stressful processes a church ever has to experience… Written by Katie Fridsma

3 Simple Methods to Get Back on Track with Your Bible Reading Plan
Allow me a moment of confession—I got behind on my Bible reading plan. My church challenged each of its members to read through the Bible in 2016, and I eagerly accepted. I couldn’t wait to get started… Written by Art Rainer

How to Inspire Others: Carpe Diem
There’s a moment… We’ve all experienced it. And we would love to experience it again. It’s that brief pause in time after the big event has ended. It’s when we put up our feet and take stock of what just happened… Written by Rob Cizek

Is there are article you saw this week that you think should have made this list? Let us know!

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