Serve the Church without Burning Out

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Ministry leaders have a high calling. They must serve their churches and communities with grace and integrity, evaluate the spiritual progress of their congregations, and unite the church to work as a body. They live lives of service and humility while inspiring and motivating others. And they do all this while planning sermons and Bible studies, praying for their people, organizing small-group ministries, overseeing the administrative needs of the church, and performing the countless other duties of church life.

Those are some intimidating responsibilities, and the risk of burnout is huge. Ministry leaders don’t simply need to learn a set of leadership skills; they need an approach that values their spiritual formation just as highly as boots-on-the-ground training.

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Finding Joy in the Christian Life

In a world afflicted with suffering, anger, addiction, and depression, how can Christians find joy?
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Why Should Christians Study the Apocrypha?

Martin Luther on the Apocrypha
Martin Luther described the Apocrypha as “books which are not considered equal to the Holy Scriptures, while at the same time . . . are profitable and good to read.” Luther translated these books and included them between the Old and New Testaments in his German Bible, even though he didn’t include them in the canon. Why would a Protestant like Luther be interested in the Apocrypha if he didn’t believe it was on the same footing as the Old and New Testaments?

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