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In our latest blog written by MDI Senior Mentor Eleanor Wells, she explores the detrimental effects of compassion fatigue in ministry leaders.
“Well, that’s what happens to babies in Africa – babies die.” A ministry leader involved with orphan care admitted she had that thought and then wondered – What is wrong with me? How can I think that? […]
In our latest blog, MDI President Chris Stowers explores what it’s like to be anticipatory of God’s movement.
“But there are times when we see God at work – either in a specific or a general sense – where we know that something amazing is going to happen. We get excited because we know that it is beyond our capabilities to orchestrate or bring it about, and we are equally aware that the outcome is going to be something greater than we could do ourselves.” […]
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
Lysa Terkeurst’s book Uninvited gives a raw and vulnerable look at the reality every person on this earth experiences at one point or another. Her candid stories and humorous tone make this an easy and enjoyable read while also challenging and thought-provoking. […]
The Gifts of Imperfection
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown inspires a sense of courage, authenticity, and wholeheartedness. Brown teaches us practical steps or “Guideposts” as she calls them that will charge you to let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you really are […]
We come from different walks of life, from different parts of the country, and from around the world. We represent every race and we are diverse in age. Some of us are brand new in this endeavor and some have devoted multiple decades of their lives. We are the leaders of Christian ministries.
Why you should read Daring Greatly
While there are many books I would say have been revolutionary in my walk as a young leader, I’d be hard pressed to find another author who captures the importance of vulnerability as well as Brene Brown in one of her popular books, Daring Greatly. This book challenges what we often think about strong, influential leaders, part of which means being vulnerable.
Become a Gospel-Centered Leader
The phrase Gospel-centered gets much use these days. Books, blogs, and articles on what it means to be Gospel-centered seem to pop up every day. My aim here is to wrestle a bit with what Gospel-centeredness looks like when it comes to leading an organization such as a church, a bank, a school, etc. What […]
7 Habits of Highly Effective Fundraisers
Every non-profit fundraiser is different. We each have different strengths and weaknesses, and we each have our preferred strategies and tactics. And that’s ok – every non-profit is different, each with their own unique development needs… thus, there’s room for almost every type of fundraiser imaginable. What I have noticed, however, is that there are […]
Overcoming Ministry Burnout
The word burnout means “the reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing through use or combustion.” It can also mean “physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress.” Both definitions are applicable when it comes to ministry burnout. Ministry can be all-consuming. A true spiritual ministry does not exist for the benefit of […]
Be the Leader Everyone Wants to Follow
A core mission of Loving on Purpose is to train healthy leaders who can develop a healthy relational culture among their leadership team and throughout their church, organization, or business. In the simplest terms, a healthy relational culture is one in which anxiety and conflict are low, and love, courage, connection, and safety are high. […]