Tara Diekmann

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The Role of Women in the Ministry, Part 1 by Beth Jones

The Role of Women in the Ministry, Part 1 <br>Beth Jones<p><i>Beth Jones and her husband, Jeff, are the founders and senior pastors of Valley Family Church in</i> …

Boston University

The Difference Between Mediocre and Great Leaders

I’m not writing this article because I’m a great leader. In fact, the last two years of my leadership journey have been the most difficult two years …

Replication

ARC Women

What an honor it is for me to be a part of ARC and especially ARC Women. One thing I’ve learned in nearly 30 years of ministry is that WE NEED EACH …

Acts 26:19 MSG; “What could I do, King Agrippa? I couldn’t just walk away from a vision like that! I became an obedient believer on the spot. I started preaching this life-change—this radical turn to God and everything it meant in everyday life—right there in Damascus, went on to Jerusalem and the surrounding countryside, and from there to the whole world.

“What could I do, King Agrippa? I couldn’t just walk away from a vision like that! I became an obedient believer on the spot. I started preaching …

5 Leadership Myths Every Leader Should Abandon

Myths are everywhere.<p>It’s not that hard to roll our eyes at people who fall for urban legends.<p>That’s one of the reasons I really appreciate …

Why Leaders Should Be the First To Apologize, And 5 Keys to Doing It Well

You probably have a love/hate relationship with apologies.<p>You appreciate it deeply when others apologize to you.<p>But you find it difficult to …

Worship Leaders or Worship Teachers?

I had a special opportunity today to be part of a panel discussion at the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Immerse Conference. The panel was …

Why Some Churches Would Rather Die

When I wanted to become a better basketball player, I had to practice my jump shot.<p>When I wanted more knowledge, I had to study more.<p>When I wanted to …

So You Have No Idea What Your ‘Calling’ Is

4 things to remember when you're not sure what you're supposed to do with your life.I learned a lot while attending a Christian liberal arts college. …

Millennials

Perspective Really Is Everything

<b>(Special Guest Blog-By Sarah Griffith)</b><p><b></b><i>Sarah is an awesome friend, woman and leader in the church, and I am honored to have her as my first guest</i> …

Seven Habits of Outwardly Focused Churches

It was not a dramatic moment in time. Instead it was subtle, almost too subtle to be noticed. It became evident first in mainline churches. But …

5 Signs You Lack Integrity

Integrity is something we all desire, but how do you know if you have it? And what exactly <i>is</i> it anyway?<p>Sometimes it’s easiest to think about …

The Journey Isn’t Over! What God Has Said Will Happen!

Have you ever had one of those “Wow” moments? I had one of those this past week, as I was doing my morning Devo’s. It impacted me so much I thought I …

God's Five Purposes for Your Marriage

Are you <i>happily</i> married?<p>Happiness rises and falls, for all of us, married or not. And happiness isn’t the real goal of life anyway.<p>Every day, I pray a …

Happiness

Tara Diekmann

Don't miss the God opportunities today just because it comes disguised as interruptions. #MakeADiffrence

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Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 11 Signs of Doom

I was their church consultant in 2003. The church’s peak attendance was 750 in 1975. By the time I got there the attendance had fallen to an average …

The Greatest Tragedy in the Church Today

Evangelism is dying in many churches today.<p>No, that’s not an overstatement. I am not speaking hyperbolically.<p>Evangelism is dying.<p>Look at the data. …

Christianity

Tara Diekmann

Stop waiting for the One day I'm gonna.... _____. Start today! little things matter! #prayer #preparation

Tara Diekmann

Someone might have counted you out and overlooked you But God sees you! #faithful #DueSeason

5 Things That Won't Make Your Church Grow (Despite What You May Think)

So you want your church to grow…to reach new people. And you’ve convinced yourself that you really would grow if you only had one or two more things …

The Eight Things That Destroyed Our Marriage – by Justin and Trisha Davis

<b>I have to be honest and say that I have wrestled with this final post all week. Trisha and I have intentionally saved this final mistake for tonight.</b> …

Credit Cards

10 Stupid Things That Keep Your Small Group From Growing

Geoff Surratt, director of Exponential, wrote a book titled <i>Ten Stupid Things That Keep Churches from Growing</i>. Great title, so I, ummm, borrowed it.<p><b>1.</b> …

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