What’s Wrong With The “Social Gospel?”

It’s tempting to put concepts into a mental box.  Many pastors and other church leaders see articles or books about the importance of serving their community and think… “Oh, that’s the Social Gospel – but we’re about evangelizing.” “We teach salvation by grace alone, not by works.” “The Bible tells us to take care of our Christian brothers first.” “How is that going to grow my church?” “Maybe we’ll get a few good ideas for community outreach.” “We’ve got…

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5 Cures For Pastor Burnout

We understand what you’re facing.  Being a pastor is one of the toughest jobs out there.  Church leaders are burning out in record numbers.  However, we have great news!  There is a path to more growth, more people coming to Christ, more fulfillment and less frustration. Here’s what I told him… Last week we told the story of the former professional golfer turned pastor who found himself asking the same question in both professions – “Is this all there…

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Celebrate

We cannot miss an opportunity to celebrate every victory; every person who is fed, educated, given healthcare, and opportunities to live out their God- given gifts and purpose. We need to celebrate communities coming together in crisis and in strengthening the connectedness of their neighborhood. Share the stories of people who reach out to families suffering in times of loss, illness, military deployment, or unexpected events that life can bring. Modeling love motivates others to follow these great examples…

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Connect

Who can you connect with? How have you communicated with the ministries and churches in your area? How can you collaborate with multiple ministries to reach the needs of your city? When was the last time you shared a great story of “Prayer, Care, Share,” in action so others could celebrate with you? There are so many ministries, churches and Christ-followers in America and around the world and we MUST practice connecting, communicating, collaborating, and celebrating more and more…

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