Links For the Church (8/22)

by Staff August 21, 2016

5 Ways to Lead in Ministry When Your Leaders Is Not Leading

What are we to do when we see areas in our church that need improvement, but our leaders aren't pushing towards change? Eric Geiger gives us five ways to "lead when your leader is not leading."

If Women Can't Have It All, Can Men?

Courtney Reissig clarifies that "having it all" isn't just a problem for women. "Men and women are both regularly confronted with the reality of their humanness when it comes up against their ambition, their capacity, or their season of life."

Stories are light (in a dark world)

We need stories, but not because they entertain or numb us. We need stories because they remind us of what God has done and what he is doing now. Colleen Chao encourages us to tell stories that point to God's Bigger Story.

Lord, Enlarge My Love for You

It may seem like an impossible task to love God when our hearts are so prone to do the opposite. The good news is that "God wants to enlarge our capacity for joy-filled love for him." We should ask, as Jon Bloom exhorts, for more of God, "whatever it takes."

How does God's Word impact our prayers?

God invites His children to talk with Him, yet our prayers often become repetitive and stale. How do we have a real conversation with God? How do we come to know Him so that we may pray for His will as our own?

In the Bible, God speaks to us as His children and gives us words for prayer—to praise Him, confess our sins, and request His help in our lives.

We’re giving away a free eBook copy of Praying the Bible, where Donald S. Whitney offers practical insight to help Christians talk to God with the words of Scripture.