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When Ministry Gets Tough, Remember These 7 Truths

You’ll face many ups and downs in ministry. Just like the earth experiences spring, summer, fall, and winter, we experience …

Rediscovering Your Joy in Ministry

Do you remember the thrill you felt when you first had a relationship with Jesus? Everything was new and exciting. …

Finding the Strength to Endure

Every single one of us faces periods in our lives when we want to give up on what God has …

Six Ways God Tests Your Faith & Character

God’s goal for our lives isn’t for us to be happy. It’s for us to grow in spiritual maturity.  Happiness …

Six Habits to Help You Hold On in Tough Times

I’ve served in ministry for more than half a century, and I’ve walked with the Lord for over 60 years. …

10 Commandments of Emotional Health During Stressful Times (Part 2)

Pastoral ministry is full of stress. The past year has been particularly stressful for many church leaders as the world …

10 Commandments of Emotional Health During Stressful Times (Part 1)

Some seasons are more stressful than others—especially seasons of great change. This past year has been such a season for …

Developing a Hopeful Faith During Trials

Do you know how many times I’ve wanted to resign as the pastor of Saddleback Church? Just about every Monday …

The Good News About Challenges

By Rodney Holmstrom, National Field Director   The holidays can be especially tough for so many. It can bring up past …

How God Uses Spiritual Dryness to Help You Grow

August is often the driest month of the year here in Southern California. Not only is it physically dry, but …

Three Challenges You’ll Face in the Coming Year

New situations always require new structures. A new job often requires you to learn new skills. A new relationship often …

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