Dear Disciple, (12/19/15)

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Quote of the Day

“It gives me a deep comforting sense that ‘things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.'”

Helen Keller

Worth Reading

Nine Consequences of Debt

“Scripture discourages debt. It condemns the misuse of debt and the failure to repay debts (Psalm 37:21; Proverbs 3:27-28). If we take God’s Word seriously, we should avoid debt. In those rare cases where we go into debt, we should make every effort to get out as soon as possible (2 Kings 4:1; Matthew 5:25-26; 18:23-24). The question isn’t, “Why not go into debt?” but why? Unless the answer is extraordinarily convincing, we shouldn’t do it.”

How I Work: An Interview with Melissa Kruger

I like to read about how other people work. I’m always looking for improvements to make on how I work and maybe I can pick up pointers from these posts.

Four Reasons Burnout Is More Prevalent in Ministry Leadership

“I recently recorded another 5 Leadership Questions podcast on the subject of burnout. We talked about leadership, burnout, and caring for yourself. One of the questions was “Is burnout more prevalent in ministry leadership?” I believe burnout is more common in ministry leadership for multiple reasons:”

Five Reasons Leaders Must Constantly Clarify and Communicate Mission

Strong teams, ministries, and organizations are filled with a clear sense of mission. You won’t have a strong culture without a strong sense of mission. A healthy culture is cultivated, in part, by a clear sense of ‘here is what we are going to do together.’ Jim Collins wrote that when an ‘organization has a strong vision, a sense of why they are here, a visitor could drop in from another planet and understand the vision without having to read it on paper.'”

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Trevin Wax

“On My Shelf is a series that helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scences glimpse into their lives as readers.”

The seven signs in the Gospel of John

Personal Library Selection

Being leaders

ISBN: 978-0-8010-9143-8


About Peter van Brussel

Peter is the Director of For His Glory Prison Ministry. Peter holds a BA in Pastoral Studies from Southwestern College, a MA in Theological Studies, and a M.Div. from Liberty University. Peter is married to Niki, and has two children. He has been saved by grace and seeks to share the Gospel with those who have been forgotten.
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