Results for “spiritual formation”

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Chris Railey | 5 Ways Highly Successful People Spend Time Off

When you are at your busiest, taking time off can seem counterproductive. However, a recent article from Forbes Magazine identified five ways highly successful people spend their time off. In this week's episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey discusses how these five things can benefit your time off and strengthen your ministry.

Chris Railey | Excelling at Customer Service in Ministry

Customer service is a leading factor in successful organizations. In this week's episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey discusses key customer service principles from the book, Excellence Wins, by Horst Schulze. Schulze helped co-found the Ritz Carlton hotel chain and leads with a lifetime of experience in the service industry.

Chris Railey | How to Speak the Truth in Love

One of the greatest barriers to effectiveness is poor communication – and one of the biggest contributors to poor communication is a failure to speak truthfully. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey discusses four ways to speak the truth in love.

Chris Railey | How to Get More Done by Doing Less (Q&A)

One of the biggest issues for church planters and established leaders is scaling to the demands of growth. The bigger things get, the more likely you are to be stretched beyond your capacity – but that's not a bad thing. In this episode, Chris Railey looks at how to get more done as a leader by choosing to do less.

Chris Railey | Guarding Your Heart As a Leader

In a difficult leadership season, it can become easy to guard our circumstances and get a calloused heart. In this week's episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey talks about the responsibility of guarding your heart as a leader.

Mark Batterson | Building a Spiritual Community

Mark Batterson, lead pastor at National Community Church, talks about building spiritual community.

Mike Quinn | Dealing with Disappointment

Pastor Mike Quinn of Newbreak Church addresses how to deal with times of disappointment in ministry.

Justin Whitmel Earley | Eight Purposeful Habits for a Spiritually Focused Life

Every New Year, millions of Americans take time to write resolutions about who they would like to become or what they would like to do in the next 365 days. Researchers at the University of Scranton suggest that only 8 percentof people keep their resolutions. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percentof those resolutions fail by the second week of February. What if we’re chasing the wrong thing? What if we need new habits, not New Year’s resolutions? That’s the question raised by Justin Whitmel Earley’s new book, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction, which InterVarsity Press will publish on February 5th. According to him, “We are all living according to a specific regimen of habits, and those habits shape most of our life.” He goes on to propose eight purposeful habits Christians should develop to lead spiritually focused lives. In Episode 163 of the Influence Podcast, Influence magazine executive editor George P. Wood, talks to Justin about his new book, those eight habits, and what to do when we fail. Justin Whitmel Earley is the creator of The Common Rule, a program of habits designed to form us in the love of God and neighbor. If his name sounds familiar, that’s because he wrote “Habits of the Tech-Wise Heart,”the cover story of the November-December 2018 issue of Influence. He is also a mergers and acquisitions lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, who previously spent several years in China as a missionary. He and his wife, Lauren, have four sons and live in Richmond, Virginia.

Joel and Nina Schmidgall | Couple That Prays Together

What your marriage will become is determined by how you pray,” write Joel and Nina Schmidgall in their new book, Praying Circles Around Your Marriage. “Prayers for your marriage will allow you to claim God-given promises, fulfill God-given dreams for your family, and seize a God-ordained legacy for generations.” In Episode 164 of the Influence Podcast, Influence magazine Executive Editor George P. Wood talks to the Schmidgalls about their book, which offers great advice about prayer, marriage, and family life. Joel and Nina Schmidgall are on staff at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Joel serves as executive pastor as well as president of the DC Dream Center, a community facility committed to inspiring and equipping youth and adults to reach their God-given potential. Nina serves as director of family ministry. The Schmidgalls live on Capitol Hill with their three kids.

Four Qualities of Great Small Group Leaders

Here are four qualities to look for when seeking leaders for your church’s small groups.