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preaching article 5 Scientifically Proven Skills that Make You a Better Leader
5 Scientifically Proven Skills that Make You a Better Leader
Shared By: Charles Stone on January 11, 2017
Summary: Mindfulness is a spiritual discipline akin to biblical meditation. It’s setting aside daily time to be still before God, to be in His presence in the present moment.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 5 Ways to Get People to Pay Attention to Your Sermons
5 Ways to Get People to Pay Attention to Your Sermons
Shared By: Charles Stone on November 15, 2016
Summary: One of the most disconcerting feelings we pastors experience is when we prepare a sermon and pour our heart into it, yet feel that it didn’t make a difference in people’s lives.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article Stop Multi Tasking:  It Makes You Dumber (and 4 Ways to Improve)
Stop Multi Tasking: It Makes You Dumber (and 4 Ways to Improve)
Shared By: Charles Stone on October 13, 2016
Summary: A study done at the University of London found that constant emailing and text-messaging reduces mental capability by an average of ten points on an IQ test.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article A Simple Exercise That Will Infuse Life Into Your Staff
A Simple Exercise That Will Infuse Life Into Your Staff
Shared By: Charles Stone on September 6, 2016
Summary: Recently our church staff held our annual in-house evaluation retreat when we reviewed the prior year’s goals and plans. God had given us a good year and we wanted not only to discuss how we could improve, but rejoice in His blessings.
preaching article 3 Keys to Making Change Stick in Your Church
3 Keys to Making Change Stick in Your Church
Shared By: Charles Stone on August 31, 2016
Summary: Change is inevitable. And unless a church creates healthy change in itself, it will soon become obsolete.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 5 Church Growth Essentials from the Apostle Paul
5 Church Growth Essentials from the Apostle Paul
Shared By: Charles Stone on August 5, 2016
Summary: When I was in seminary Church Growth 101 was a required course. I took interest in the whole field and became a student of church growth.
preaching article Brokenness in a Pastor’s Life
Brokenness in a Pastor’s Life
Shared By: Charles Stone on July 28, 2016
Summary: As I enter the sixth decade of my life and reflect over the brokenness I’ve faced as a pastor, I’m beginning to see its great value. It still hurts and I’d prefer not to face it. Yet, I’m experiencing the fruit of brokenness: inner peace, joy, and a purpose that supersedes ‘ministry success.’
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 12:24
preaching article How Leaders Defeat Discouragement
How Leaders Defeat Discouragement
Shared By: Charles Stone on July 21, 2016
Summary: Somebody once said there are two things in life we can’t avoid, taxes and death. I’d like to add a third, discouragement. Church leader or not, you will face it. It’s an inevitable part of life. Here’s how I’ve learned to defeat discouragement.
preaching article 6 Reasons Pastors and Leaders Need Adequate Sleep
6 Reasons Pastors and Leaders Need Adequate Sleep
Shared By: Charles Stone on July 1, 2016
Summary: For many years scientists and philosophers have pondered why we need sleep besides to not be sleepy. Of course we all intuitively know how important sleep is to our bodies, relationships, and walk with God. But as neuroscientists are learning more about the brain, they are discovering many positive brain benefits from sleep. This list below includes some of those benefits.
preaching article When People Compare Pastors
When People Compare Pastors
Shared By: Charles Stone on June 28, 2016
Summary: Many pastors secretly struggle with measuring up to very successful pastors and churches. It’s tough, but it comes with ministry. People compare pastors. In this post I suggest a few ways to deal with this “measure up mentality.” I begin with one pastor’s experience.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 62:5
preaching article 9 Things Great Leaders Do
9 Things Great Leaders Do
Shared By: Charles Stone on May 26, 2016
Summary: The book of Acts describes the amazing story of Jesus’ work through the Holy Spirit in the early church. With an explosive start, problems were certain to surface. However, they lead the church well and model for us 9 things great leaders do.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 6 Faith Qualities Every Leader Should Embody
6 Faith Qualities Every Leader Should Embody
Shared By: Charles Stone on May 16, 2016
Summary: Hebrews 11, one of the greatest chapters in all the Bible, offers leaders profound insight about faith that we must believe and embody to effectively lead. Every leader must lead with great faith. Those who have gone before us model what it means to lead with such faith.
based on 1 rating
preaching article Is Skipping Church Good for your Soul?
Is Skipping Church Good for your Soul?
Shared By: Charles Stone on May 11, 2016
Summary: Pastors must craft compelling, Spirit-led services if we are to entice the unchurched to attend and keep attending. What they experience at church must be worth the price of giving up their relaxing mornings at home.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article 12 Powerful Questions Pastors Should Ask About Effective Leadership
12 Powerful Questions Pastors Should Ask About Effective Leadership
Shared By: Charles Stone on May 6, 2016
Summary: Here are a helpful set of questions about effective leadership pastors should ask themselves and ask about those who serve on their staff.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 6 Tips on How Pastors can Help Others Discover their Spiritual Gifts
6 Tips on How Pastors can Help Others Discover their Spiritual Gifts
Shared By: Charles Stone on April 28, 2016
Summary: The more pastors help people discover, develop, and deploy their spiritual gifts, the healthier our churches become. How have you helped others discover their gifts?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article The “Measure Up Mentality” in Today’s Church
The “Measure Up Mentality” in Today’s Church
Shared By: Charles Stone on April 21, 2016
Summary: The ‘measure up mentality’ can suck the joy out of ministry. By applying a few simple ideas, you can stay positive and encouraged in your ministry even when you feel you don’t measure up in the eyes of others.
preaching article 9 Ways Clarity Benefits Leaders
9 Ways Clarity Benefits Leaders
Shared By: Charles Stone on March 24, 2016
Summary: How would you rank your clarity in your ministry? Here are nine benefits of being clear as you lead your church.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 5 Questions That Reveal Your Leadership Strengths
5 Questions That Reveal Your Leadership Strengths
Shared By: Charles Stone on February 25, 2016
Summary: When we discover, develop, and deploy our strengths and gifts, we maximize our Kingdom impact and experience the greatest joy.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 19:28-29
preaching article Practice Your Sermon Delivery? Yes: 7 Elements of Great Practice
Practice Your Sermon Delivery? Yes: 7 Elements of Great Practice
Shared By: Charles Stone on March 28, 2015
Summary: Three factors have made the biggest positive difference for me: preparing my heart before the Lord, scheduling adequate study time to avoid feeling rushed and practicing preaching my sermon.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Mark 15:27-40
preaching article How Long Should It Take to Prepare Your Sermon?
How Long Should It Take to Prepare Your Sermon?
Shared By: Charles Stone on February 20, 2015
Summary: How could there be only one answer? Charles Stone suggests five factors to consider.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-17
preaching article 5 Spouse Killers in Your Ministry
5 Spouse Killers in Your Ministry
Shared By: Charles Stone on February 4, 2015
Summary: One survey discovered that 85 percent of pastors' wives feel unprepared for the ministry lifestyle.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 5 Ways to Grab—and Hold—Attention When You Preach
5 Ways to Grab—and Hold—Attention When You Preach
Shared By: Charles Stone on January 6, 2015
Summary: Good news! There are ways we can help people pay more attention to our sermons.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 1:1-66:24
preaching article Monday Morning Blues? Try These SIX Antidotes
Monday Morning Blues? Try These SIX Antidotes
Shared By: Charles Stone on November 10, 2014
Summary: Check out these practical steps to fight discouragement.
preaching article 5 Spouse Killers in the Ministry
5 Spouse Killers in the Ministry
Shared By: Charles Stone on October 17, 2014
Summary: Eight in ten pastors’ wives say they feel unappreciated or unaccepted by their husband’s congregations. Charles Stone and his wife give insight into how to protect your spouse and your marriage during the sometimes difficult calling of pastoral ministry.
preaching article Facing These Questions Can Improve Any Preacher
Facing These Questions Can Improve Any Preacher
Shared By: Charles Stone on June 11, 2014
Summary: The time we invest in sermons and the time people invest in listening to them should make us pause to evaluate our efforts.
preaching article Make Your Sermons More Memorable: 6 Tips From Neuroscience
Make Your Sermons More Memorable: 6 Tips From Neuroscience
Shared By: Charles Stone on May 21, 2012
Summary: Dr. Charles Stone draws from the study of the human brain and suggests how we can impact the human heart.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article Top 10 Tips for Handling Church Critics
Top 10 Tips for Handling Church Critics
Shared By: Charles Stone on October 15, 2011
Summary: Charles Stone encourages pastors to use discernment when receiving criticism with these ten tips.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article When Pastors Get Pigeonholed
When Pastors Get Pigeonholed
Shared By: Charles Stone on August 6, 2011
Summary: Pastors face a common vocational hazard: getting pigeonholed.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:12