Rick Warren

CP Guest Contributor

Whose Battle Is It?

Do you know what the middle verse of the Old Testament is? It’s 2 Chronicles 20:17: “You will not have to fight in this battle.” This is a significant verse – and not just because it’s the middle point of the Old Testament. It’s significant because of what it says to those of us fighting a battle.

Protecting Your Mind from Evil

Your mind is a special gift from God. It can potentially store 100 trillion thoughts. And it is a tool that God wants to use in your ministry to fulfill his purposes.

How to Get More Out of Your Reading Time

It is almost a cliché at Saddleback that growing churches require growing leaders. If you don’t take in truth, you can’t give it out. As ministry leaders we use a lot of different methods to keep growing. We attend conferences. We find mentors. We listen to podcasts. But one of my favorite ways to grow as a leader is to read.

How Vulnerability Can Make Your Ministry More Effective

There are people in your church who don’t want you to be vulnerable. They want to put a halo on you and pretend you’re never tempted. They want to believe you’re just a little bit above the crass realities of life. But that belief denies a truth of life. It’ll also keep us from having full impact in other people’s lives.

Dry Relationship with God Will Kill Your Ministry Joy

Lasting joy in ministry comes from knowing Christ better and better. You may think that’s obvious for those of us in ministry. Well, I wish it were more obvious. It’s way too easy to just go through the motions instead of basing your ministry on a growing relationship with Christ. In fact, your ministry will have no impact if you’re not developing a more intimate relationship with Christ.