1. Growth Points 68: Enemies of Steadfastness

    November 9, 2015 by Paul Chappell

    In our society today, everything is constantly shifting. We see the mobility in all areas—families in and out of churches, pastors in and out of pulpits, leaders changing their positions.

    I think of the Apostle Paul’s statement in Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me….” How did Paul remain steadfast amidst the pressures of life and ministry?

    In this Growth Points video, I’d like to share with you three common enemies of steadfastness and how Christian leaders can remain unmovable in the work of the Lord:


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  2. 8 Relationships Every Ministry Leader Should Cultivate

    September 10, 2015 by Paul Chappell

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    Relationships are vital to ministry. Whether you are a pastor, a church staff member, or serve as a leader in any area of church ministry, cultivating strong relationships is a necessary investment.

    Relational-less ministry is both ineffective and harmful. It is ineffective because if we look at ministry only as a checklist, we may fulfill action-item duties, but we’ll not influence lives. It is harmful because it leaves the leader without one of the key resources to sustain faithfulness and accomplish their calling.

    Relationships take time and purpose to develop. They also become the greatest treasures of life. (more…)


  3. Ephesians 3:20 for Church Planters

    August 28, 2015 by Paul Chappell

     

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    One of the highlights every year for me at Spiritual Leadership Conference is the pre-conference Church Planter’s Luncheon on Monday afternoon.

    All church planters and their wives are invited for a complimentary meal, great fellowship with other church planters (and pastors who are heavily involved in church planting), a lesson from a veteran church planter, and a Q&A to close.

    This year we had about sixty church planters present. As they went around the room introducing themselves, it was a thrill to me to see so many young men from across America (and foreign fields as well) planting fresh works for God. (more…)


  4. Becoming a Team-Building Leader

    August 13, 2015 by Paul Chappell

    God has not only called us to build with Him. He has called us to build with one another as well.

    We’re “labourers together with God” (1 Corinthians 3:9) and are called to “stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” (Philippians 1:27).

    This type of cohesiveness on a team requires a leader who intentionally builds others and builds the team.

    At Spiritual Leadership Conference this summer, I taught a general session on becoming a team-building leader. We looked at how to build teams for ministry as well as what types of leaders build people and cohesive teams. You can watch the session below as well as download the session notes.


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    In this session, you’ll learn: (more…)


  5. Building Lives in the Local Church

    August 10, 2015 by Paul Chappell

     

    As local church leaders, it is imperative that we keep God—not numeric growth—as our primary goal.

    When it comes to the local church, Jesus is the Builder; the church is His habitation; and we are His co-laborers, called to labor in winning souls and building lives.

    We’re instructed, though, “But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon” (1 Corinthians 3:10). At Spiritual Leadership Conference 2015, I taught a general session from this verse on building lives in the local church. You can watch the session below as well as download the session notes.


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    In this session, you’ll learn: (more…)