Category Archives: Replenish Your Soul

Relational Transparency, Small Groups, & Freedom

Small Groups can create a place of healing for people to find freedom. Jesus’ ministry started with healing in mind. Remember how He read from the scroll of Isaiah in Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, … Continue reading

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8 tips to lasting in leadership

Whether leading a small group, a ministry or a church, spiritual leadership is heart work and it’s hard work.  This combination can take its toll, driving leaders to throw in the towel prematurely. It might be a conflict, a crisis, … Continue reading

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The most embarrassing gap in my leadership

by Lance Whitt I really didn’t want to write this article. But I know you can’t talk about spiritual health without talking about this topic. In the past, when I preached about it or wrote about it, I always felt … Continue reading

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Beware the seduction of ambition

Ambition is a double-edged sword. When it is God-directed and Spirit-managed, it can bear tremendous fruit. When it is restrained by humility, ambition can be a powerful motivator. But when it is hijacked by self and ego, it can leave … Continue reading

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What to Stop and Start in 2012

by Lance Whitt Stop ignoring the dysfunction Many churches and ministries suffer from I like to call “terminal niceness”.   We just aren’t very good at hard conversations.  For the most part we are polite, sensitive, and hate conflict.  So, … Continue reading

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The Gospel-centered small group leader

by Ben Reed When it comes to talking about the marks of a true follower of Jesus, it’s no surprise that Paul starts out talking about love. Literally, Romans 12:9 says, “Let love be without hypocrisy.” This is significant because … Continue reading

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Replenish Your Soul: What Kind of Old Person Do I Want to Be?

by Lance Witt What kind of old person do you want to be? It’s a question you never think about in your twenties, rarely in your thirties, and only occasionally in your forties. But at least in my case hitting … Continue reading

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