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3 TRENDS IN 2020

3 TRENDS THE CHURCH MUST NOT IGNORE IN 2020 by Trevor DeVage As we embark on a new decade, it’s time to look ahead. I’m not bold enough to make predictions, but I do want to talk about three trends the church must not ignore as we begin 2020. 1. LESS REGULAR CHURCH ATTENDANCE At […]

3 WAYS TO DESTROY YOUR LEADERSHIP

3 WAYS TO DESTROY YOUR LEADERSHIP By Trevor DeVage If you’re interested in improving your leadership, there’s no shortage of resources to help. Most leaders have a shelf of such books, and many have spent good money attending seminars or classes that tell how to be a better leader. But today I want to take […]

4 THOUGHTS THAT GIVE ME PASTOR PARALYSIS

4 THOUGHTS THAT GIVE ME PASTOR PARALYSIS by Trevor DeVage Craig Groeschel’s Winning the War in Your Mind has led me to see thoughts I sometimes have that definitely are not good. See below, and I think you’ll find application not only for pastors like me, but every Christian. Lies like these poison leadership and […]

4 WAYS TO FIGHT ANXIETY

4 WAYS TO FIGHT ANXIETY by Trevor DeVage Have we ever lived in more anxious times than these? First the pandemic kept us at home and filled us with fear as we watched the daily rising death toll, reported grimly from every media outlet. Instant homeschooling, isolation from loved ones, improvised home offices, or (worse) […]

A PASTOR’S PAIN

A PASTOR’S PAIN by Trevor DeVage A little over a year a year ago a pastor acquaintance took his own life and it shook me to my core. Just over a week ago another pastor that I have proximity to, Jarrid Wilson, took his life as well. This week I decided to repost the blog […]

AUTHORITY IN MINISTRY

WHAT TO DO WITH AUTHORITY IN MINISTRY by Trevor DeVage Everyone knows a leader’s job is to lead. But both leaders and followers sometimes get confused about what leadership should look like. Often the question—as well as the conflict—comes down to the word authority. I’ve done quite a bit of thinking about the place of […]

AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH

SUBMITTING TO AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH by Trevor DeVage Last week’s post was about authority in ministry. It was aimed primarily at Christian leaders and included a warning against a perverted version of authority gained by power grabbing instead of service. I quoted a favorite verse in that post. Hebrews 13:17 reads like this: “Have […]

BITTER TO BETTER

MOVING FROM BITTER TO BETTER by Trevor DeVage Leaders in any organization, but especially in the church, spend so much time in bitterness management. Life Church pastor Craig Groeschel once said the thing he deals with more than anything else as he tries to grow a great church is lawsuits and negative people. Thankfully, he […]

BOOM GOES MILLENNIAL

BOOM GOES THE MILLENNIAL by Trevor DeVage In case you haven’t noticed it, there’s a feud going on these days between baby boomers and millennials. One website perfectly summarizes the accusations those in the two generations have been throwing at each other: For a long time now, the cross-generational dialogue between baby boomers and millennials has […]

BRINGING IT INTO FOCUS

by Trevor DeVage You see it clearly, don’t you? You know why it’s there, what’s wrong with it, why you like it or don’t. It’s obvious to you. What you see is the truth, and no one can convince you otherwise. But if you’re looking at your object through a camera lens, what you see […]