Articles Tagged 'Growth'

How Can I Grow to Be More Like Jesus?

How Can I Grow to Be More Like Jesus?

I want to grow spiritually — to be more like Jesus — but can I really do that?

Phil Ware answers a question he is often asked by those who are new followers of Jesus or people whose spiritual lives have stagnated: "How can I grow spiritually?"

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

When considering your expectations for your spouse, have you ever thought to do an honest assessment of yourself first?

Byron Ware writes about getting ourselves ready for being marriage material!

The Journey with Jesus to Transformation

The Journey with Jesus to Transformation

Why does the character we long to have take so long to develop?

Phil Ware's first in a four article series on Jesus' work of transformation in us.

New Wine and Old Skins

New Wine and Old Skins

Can we keep growing, or do we have to stop just because we age?

Phil Ware shares an insight on older people in the Bible and today who kept growing and changing through the years because they wanted to be more like Jesus.

'...and thankful!'

'...and thankful!'

So we are supposed to give thanks for this?

Phil Ware continues his 4 part series on Thanksgiving and how important it is for churches to leverage change and growth in in their church families.

The Great Challenge Facing all Women

The Great Challenge Facing all Women

Are you response-able — able to respond to the right things, in the right ways, at the right time?

Anne Voskamp reminds us of several absolutely essential points about being useful, productive, and fruitful to God and it often means saying no to early harvests and yes to what takes longer and more work.

What Time Is it in Your Church?

What Time Is it in Your Church?

Can your church tell time?

Tim Woodroof shares the final post or article in his series Change in the Life of Church, and talks about a time to be born and a time to die and asks what time is it in our church?

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

In the ups and downs of church life, is it good to be on a plateau?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on change in the book of Acts and the changes facing the church today.

History and Mission

History and Mission

Can we really look back to find the way to move forward?

Mark Frost continues a series by http://interimministrypartners.com team members on how a church can discover its mission.

Prayer and Mission

Prayer and Mission

So if they didn't and couldn't, how dare we?

Mark Frost continues the series on discovering your mission before finding your minister with the Interim Ministry Partners team and he focuses on prayer.

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

How can an out of business restaurant speak to churches?

Mark Frost of Interim Ministry Partners shares a powerful parable about Bill Knapp's restaurants and America's quick fix mentality about the North American church and its troubles.

Seasons in the Life of a Congregation

Seasons in the Life of a Congregation

Are congregations supposed to go through a lifecycle.

Tim Woodroof begins a series of articles by the partners at Interim Ministry Partners http://www.interimministrypartners.com, on the seasons in the life of a church.

Don't Rush God

Don't Rush God

Can we really become all God has made us to be if we rush ourselves to God's goal?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that rushing around to get where we think God wants us to be is seldom God's plan and seldom accomplishes what God wants to do in us.

Church in the Tank?

Church in the Tank?

What would happen if your church were on

Larry Davies had a dream about being on Shark Tank and being offered 1 million dollars to invest in a church.

I'm Not Very Good At ...

I'm Not Very Good At ...

What a golf game taught me about the Christian journey.

The community of Christians has members with different spiritual competency. But because we are family, we can be family.

Wishes Are Not Plans

Wishes Are Not Plans

Can we ever move beyond the failure to act on good intentions?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that wishes aren't plans and we have to begin on the road to growth or it never happens.

A Small Step?

A Small Step?

When's the last time you stepped out to begin, even if the step was small?

Tom Norvell reminds us not to discount the small steps we make in our lives because out of them come the big ones!

Belief?

Belief?

Can we grow the gift of faith?

Tammy Marcelain writes about believing, trust, and God using our struggles, weaknesses, and trials to make us people of faith.

Christ in the House

Christ in the House

Where have you declared King's X with Jesus?

Phil Ware takes us back to Colossians 3 and challenges us to take a close look at the places where we do not allow Jesus to be Lord of our lives.

Penchant for Perfection

Penchant for Perfection

Maturity means admitting we haven't arrived!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we are not perfect yet, and admitting our failures and imperfections is not an excuse, but an opportunity to meet God and have his grace help us grow.

Beyond Barely Saved?

Beyond Barely Saved?

Why should we be content to remain immature in Christ?

Mike Barres challenges us to seek spiritual maturity.

Faith in the Dry Seasons

Faith in the Dry Seasons

Can faith actually grow when it feels lifeless and dry?

Rubel Shelly talks about faith during the dry cycles of life and how we can endure these dry times to follow God more vibrantly.

Godly Organic

Godly Organic

Weren't we re-made for more than we're settling for?

Phil Ware shares with us ideas about growth and how God has re-created us to be like Jesus and be full of life and growth, spiritually and physically.

Based on an Idea of Mine

Based on an Idea of Mine

What is your major accomplishment?

Alan Smith tells us of the developer of the laser and how he doesn't claim any sense of achievement because he wasn't the one who designed the ultimate final use.

Agony to Maturity

Agony to Maturity

What should we expect of our leaders to help us reach maturity?

Phil Ware addresses the issue of church leadership, hypocrisy, and consumerism by pointing leaders to Paul's example in Colossians of pointing people to Jesus, praying for their maturity, and trusting in Him to supply the power as Paul worked strenuously