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A Healthy Leader Needs Christian Community

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The labor of childbirth began in the wee hours of a Sunday morning. I didn’t have to race to the clinic, but I wouldn’t be teaching the children at church that morning. My husband called the Bolivian pastor to tell him we wouldn’t be at church.

A Healthy Leader’s Bible Study Goes Deep

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It didn’t take long telling Bible stories in South Asia to find out that Jesus’ healing of a bleeding woman (Mark 5:24–34) was the favorite story of many women.

A Healthy Leader’s Prayer Life Starts with Humility

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Everywhere they went, Maria and Jessica prayed. I had partnered with these 2 young Brazilian women for church planting in Bolivia. When getting in the car, these women stopped to pray. When making visits, they prayed. If someone was sick, Maria and Jessica’s first inclination was to pray.

Hearts Knit Together: What Leaders Can Learn from Millennials

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Leadership is a beautiful thing. It encourages our hearts, yet it challenges us in ways that call us to be aware of the ever-changing ways of our culture and generations.

Doing Life Together: Mentoring Millennial Women

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When you think of mentorship, does your mind quickly recall visions of women’s teas or formally set-up meetings? In today’s fast-paced world, millennial women are hungry for real relationships with women who have been in the trenches of life a bit longer.

What Millennials Wish Missions Leaders Knew

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Millennials. Marketers want to know how to reach us. Employers want to know how to retain us. Churches want to know how to engage us.

Millennials and Evangelism: Sharing When Sharing Feels “Wrong”

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I know what it feels like to get nervous telling others about Jesus. There are times when it feels risky to the relationship or I feel awkward or I worry that I’m going to mess it up somehow and push them even further away from Jesus.

State Missions Coffeehouse

One of our church’s most successful state missions events was the Applause! Coffeehouse. To celebrate what God is doing in our state and promote the state missions offering, the fellowship hall was transformed into a coffeehouse, complete with casual seating and subdued lighting.

Monthly Ideas to Involve Church Members in Missions

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There is good news about sharing the good news! Even if your church is without churchwide WMU or WMU missions organizations, your members can be involved in missions. Check out these monthly ideas for missions and get ready to impact those around you:
 

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Mobilize Your Church on Send Relief Sunday

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Send Relief Sunday is an annual event on the Southern Baptist Convention calendar and is designated as a focus on how churches and church members are involved in gospel-centered compassion ministries that meet needs, build relationships, and change lives.

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