Dealing With Difficult People

Feb 13, 2011 by

Dealing with Difficult People   Although there are several reason why ministry leaders burn-out, one of the most common is weariness in dealing with difficult people. Working with the human heart and spirit is challenging to say the least. It is also rather unpredictable. The counsel or reasoning you used on one person may not work at all on the next person. A congregation of two hundred people will have three hundred opinions or agendas.  As the years roll by, leaders with the strongest of temperaments can become weary.   At one point Jesus looked at his disciples and said, “Oh you of little faith, how long do I have to put up with you?”  Any of us, including the Son of Man, can become weary with human stubbornness. You are not alone.  ...

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10 Reasons Why Leaders Flame-out!...

Aug 2, 2010 by

10 Reasons Why I Believe Leaders Flame Out! July 27, 2010 By Pastor Perry Noble   www.newspring.cc               #1 – They feel like have something to prove…and so instead of becoming obsessed with God’s greatness they become obsessed with their own.     #2 – They have a hard time accepting Gods grace…thus throwing themselves into an achievement based mentality.  They think the more they accomplish the more God loves them – despite what is written in Ephesians 2:8-9   #3 – They feel like rest is sin…despite the LONGEST command in the 10 commandments being the one on rest!  (Leaders…Isaiah 30:15…READ IT NOW!!!)     #4 – They do not trust the leaders around them…thus they feel like they need to do it all.  (We were not called to...

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House Cleaning

Jun 9, 2010 by

Are you kidding me? I was a church pastor and now you offer me a job cleaning houses? Yes! Provided your pride does get in the way! Jesus taught the disciples to seat people in rows (ushering), then taught them to hand out baskets of fish and bread (waitressing) and then he taught them how to clean up the whole meal and retrieve the baskets (bus-boy). If that is the training for the twelve guys who will sit on the twelve thrones over the twelve tribes, maybe there is a bright future for you cleaning houses. Kathy and I use house and office cleaning in conjunction with our window cleaning business. In window cleaning, especially in winter, you have a lot of rain outs. So we mix house/office cleaning with window cleaning and the...

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Window Cleaning

Jun 9, 2010 by

Run a Window Cleaning Company! Don’t be afraid to work with your hands! Many of you are not, but I have met some pastors that think this is below their dignity! Jesus and Paul both worked with their hands. Many find working with their hands a great therapy for the emotional and spiritual abuse they have experienced. Start up costs: Minimal compared to other businesses. Chances are you already own a ladder or two. You will need a bucket, a window mop, a good quality squeegee, a bottle of Dawn Dish Soap, some old rags, a window razor from Wal Mart, a medium stiff brush to use on screens. This will get you started. In time you will want different sizes of squeegees, extension poles, different sizes of window razors, a belt with a...

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Other Approaches To Worshiping

May 31, 2010 by

Many of you, after a period of healing and enlightenment, may very well return to full-time ministry in the world of organized religion. For those who do, we wish to bless you and hope you will help change the church in dramatic and life-giving ways. Our prayers go out for you. For others, the day has come when you can not stomach an institutional church again. Something very deep in your spirit tells you this really isn’t a good represetation of Jesus on this earth. After all these years of serving and sacrificing, you see little for all that effort and giving. You may be weary of the politics, human culture and humanism that has infected the church over tha last two thousand years. House Church:For some of you, the house church may be the...

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