Author: Andrew Beal

Questions to Redirect the Heart, Part 2

*This is the second of a three-part series looking at common questions young church leaders often interact with.  In my first post in this series, I presented a common question that has to do with how we share truth with others, whether it comes from the stage or in a one-on-one interaction. Click here to read on getting around the pressure of being profound and pursue the habit of being clear and practical.  Some young church leaders have been gifted with directional and strategic leadership. They can see a goal or destination that needs to be reached and know...

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Frustrations of Being Single in Ministry

When it comes to leadership, you’ve likely heard the phrase “It’s lonely at the top.” It can be even lonelier when you’re single. There have been many words written about the struggles of being single and Christian. However, there are some who are single, Christian, and hold a leadership position in our church or ministry—and they often experience a different spin on what it’s like to be single in ministry. While we should all strive to place all of our fulfillment and identity in Jesus, the reality is there are many single people in church leadership who feel empty,...

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Questions to Redirect Your Heart, Part 1

*This is the first of a three-part series looking at common questions young church leaders often interact with. One mark of good leadership is the ability to ask good questions. And if you’re asking good questions that no one else is asking—even better! Any effective strategy, urgent mission, captivating vision, or irresistible ministry experience began with someone asking a series of questions that needed to be asked. Questions make things happen—but it matters what kind of questions you ask. Mark Twain is credited with saying, “The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a...

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The Most Humbling Question You’ll Ever Be Asked

My very first ministry position would have been the envy of most pastors. At 23, I was hired to be a part of a growing megachurch known for cool and innovative strategies and skilled at bringing in hundreds who had no interest in church or Jesus. It was an exciting, high-energy, and very comfortable culture to be in. I loved it. Then at age 26, Jesus told me to resign from my position.There were many factors that lead to that happening, but the greatest was this: I had stopped being a servant and had become a performer. It was...

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