Accountability Questions

Accountability is a big part of what we need to maintain integrity in ministry. But how do we do it effectively? How can we hold one another accountable as elders…

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Handling Handouts

The phone rings, his story tugs at your heart. A young man’s car broke down while traveling cross country to visit his sick mother for Christmas. He has no money…

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Pray for Elders

Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding. (Jeremiah 3:15) What was true for Israel is also true for the…

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Roadblocks to New Elders

At a recent conference, I took an (admittedly unscientific) survey of what people thought to be the main hindrances to raising up new elders. Here is the list and the…

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Spiritual Finger-Tips

It was the final game of the 2003 NBA Championship. A San Antonio Spurs player gets fouled and goes to the line for two free throws. He misses the first.…

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When Elders Disagree

Elders do disagree at times, no surprise there—unless they all put their brains in a jar and seal it until the Lord returns! Normal, thinking people come from different perspectives…

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