Category Archives: Accountability

What pastoral care looks like

An illustration of what many people do not know about pastoral ministry in the local Church. What you see is not always the whole picture. A lot of hard work happens behind the scenes in leadership. This illustrates efforts to care for people in a way that truly helps them. Continue reading

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The Death of Character

More than a decade ago, James Davison Hunter, (University of Virginia) wrote: “The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil.” Hunter’s observations remain sobering for us today. He described the daunting task we face as … Continue reading

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6 step detox plan for a painful past

A disrupted or dysfunctional 18-year factor can badly distort your self-perception and damage future relationships. God calls us to sober (and humble) judgment in how we view ourselves. Continue reading

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Plank eye disease

Are you quick to see (and talk about) ways others don’t measure up while overlooking failures and sins in your life or family? We cannot watch out for each other if we have plank eye disease. Continue reading

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Restoring dignity to Church membership

The deficiency in many churches is the casual procedure of adding new members without any challenge to commitment. Integrity in the membership process is the place to begin in restoring a high view of the Church.
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14 Spiritual Disciplines

As you think about goals for the New Year, include specific resolutions regarding spiritual disciplines. Here is a helpful list to guide you. There is no easy path to spiritual maturity but the rewards are deeply satisfying. Continue reading

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Top 5 Arguments against eternal punishment

Most people know that the Bible doesn’t describe a pleasant end for those who reject God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. But what type of judgment falls on them? Continue reading

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