Skip to content
Need some Easter Sermon inspiration? Check out our Easter Sermon Collection Learn more
Go back

failure

Discover what God put you on this earth to accomplish
Man with arms outstretched near a cliff

Learn From Failure

Every pastor makes mistakes; every pastor has defeats. Mistakes are a part of life. Sadly, so is sin. Not even …

God’s Solution for Our Failures

“[God] canceled the debt, which listed all the rules we failed to follow. He took away that record with its …

Jesus’ Mercy for Our Failures

Pastor, failure in ministry is inevitable. Every leader will fail at some point. We’re tempted to think that Jesus is …

Three Ways to Respond to Failure

Because we live in an imperfect world, we all will fail in ministry at times. Church leaders don’t get off …

God Loves You Anyway

“[God] knows what we are made of; he remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:14 (GNT) Your failures don’t surprise …

How God Turns Around Ministry Failures

My dad’s favorite recreational activity was fishing. A day without fishing was a wasted day to him.  If you’ve ever …

Faith Lessons From Over 60 Years of Friendship With Jesus (Part 2)

In my previous article, I started a series looking back at my 60-plus years of walking with Jesus and describing …

5 Reasons to Have Hope in 2021

In 1927, an American submarine collided with a Coast Guard vessel off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and began to …

How to Deal With Disappointment in Ministry

Have you ever noticed how forgetful people can be? They quickly forget all the ways others have helped them in …

Why Does God Allow Disappointments in Ministry?

If you want to last in ministry, you need to learn how to deal with disappointment. The very nature of …

Vulnerability: A Forgotten Virtue of Great Leadership

"When you share your strengths, you create competition. But when you share your weaknesses, you create community. You let people know, we're all in this together." - Rick Warren

How to Grow Past Your Failures

No one’s life is an unbroken chain of victories. We all experience setbacks, defeats, losses and failures. Consider the example …

Subscribe to Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox

Weekly Email for Pastors and Church Leaders

    We care about your data. Read our privacy policy.

    Pastor Rick Warren smiling