I thought I'd found the job that was the culmination of all God's plans for me, but God had other, better plans.
For busy pastors everywhere: Here are some great ways to get a quick but effective understanding of issues of culture and ethnicity.
Scott Gibson: Navigating Biblical, Cultural and Personal Contexts
Karen Wright Marsh: 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith
Flannery O'Connor was drawn to mystery. She believed that in order to know God you have to "get down under things to find where he is."
"Spiritual leadership is not so much about managing something for God as much as it is expressing the life of God in the unique situation we find ourselves in."
Alan Fadling: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence
Aubrey Malphurs: How Emotional Intelligence Can Help Transform Your Ministry
We tend to distrust our emotions, but being attuned to our emotions and those of our team is an essential component of leadership.
Evangelistic crusades, street preaching and spontaneous evangelism may be waning in their effectiveness, but there are many effective ways to share our faith.