Major Warning Signs Stress is Starting to Impair Your Leadership #ourCOG

#ourCOG Major Warning Signs Stress is Starting to Impair Your Leadership
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Every pastor gets overwhelmed. The pressures of ministry are real and many, and seasons of stress are bound to occur. I’m sure many of you have stories of severe storms in which the stress was overwhelming. However, when ongoing stress starts to define a pastor, it becomes a contagion that spreads to others.

Unresolved stress can ruin church leadership. In fact, it can turn normally humble pastors into tyrants. When the causes of stress go ignored, when a pastor refuses to deal with the root of stress, then leadership becomes impaired.

What are some warning signs ongoing stress is starting to impair your leadership?

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Major Warning Signs Stress is Starting to Impair Your Leadership #ourCOG

#ourCOG Major Warning Signs Stress is Starting to Impair Your Leadership
https://ourcog.org/major-warning-signs-stress-is-starting-to-impair-your-leadership/

Every pastor gets overwhelmed. The pressures of ministry are real and many, and seasons of stress are bound to occur. I’m sure many of you have stories of severe storms in which the stress was overwhelming. However, when ongoing stress starts to define a pastor, it becomes a contagion that spreads to others.

Unresolved stress can ruin church leadership. In fact, it can turn normally humble pastors into tyrants. When the causes of stress go ignored, when a pastor refuses to deal with the root of stress, then leadership becomes impaired.

What are some warning signs ongoing stress is starting to impair your leadership?

  1. The questions of others are Continue reading Major Warning Signs Stress is Starting to Impair Your Leadership #ourCOG

Thanksgiving Greetings #ourCOG

#ourCOG Thanksgiving Greetings
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Our prayer is that this holiday season finds you blessed in all things. For some this will be a difficult season as you are reminded of those that are now missing from the festivities. For others, the next few days will be full of joyous reuniting with friends and family. For most, the holiday season… Continue Reading →

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SUHAILA KHOURY #ourCOG

#ourCOG SUHAILA KHOURY
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SUHAILA KHOURY

November 15, 2021

Suhaila Khoury, principal of the Aboud Elementary School, went to her eternal reward from the Augusta Victoria Hospital on the Mount of Olives, November 15, 2021.

World Missions Director Dr. David M. Griffis and Assistant Director Dr. M. Thomas Propes extend their deepest sympathy in the loss of this fervent and effectual woman of God. 

Born on February 17, 1951, Suhaila was the eldest of 10 children in the village of Aboud. The Khoury Family (Khoury in Arabic means “Priest) has a long tradition of service in the Orthodox Church. Her ancestors were priests and Suhaila’s father, though a farmer, served as a clerk in the Aboud Church of God.

After Suhaila completed high school, she was recruited by Missionary Margaret Gaines as a teacher in the Aboud Elementary School. In 1993, she was appointed as headmistr Continue reading SUHAILA KHOURY #ourCOG

Return Sweet Hour of Prayer #ourCOG

#ourCOG Return Sweet Hour of Prayer
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“In seasons of distress and grief….
My soul has often found relief…
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare…
By thy return sweet hour of prayer.”
William W. Walford, a blind English country Parson of the 19th Century, wrote these words.

The practice of consistent prayer has vanished from the lifestyle of so many Christians. When this occurs, we are left spiritually impotent and woefully vulnerable, to not only satanic attack, but we become victims of our own weaknesses inherent in our humanity.
A Christian with no prayer life stands armorless, with no God fellowship, and the closeness with your Creator and Redeemer that comes through prayer. An old saying that is fraught with truth says, “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”
Moses’s prayer for God to “show him his glory” compel Continue reading Return Sweet Hour of Prayer #ourCOG

Michael and Elaine Shreve, Associate Missionaries to the Philippines #ourCOG

#ourCOG Michael and Elaine Shreve, Associate Missionaries to the Philippines
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Set Your Affection on Things Above. #ourCOG

#ourCOG Set Your Affection on Things Above.
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You are probably intrigued and wondering about this beautiful picture. I think God let me find it. But first…. these are prophetical days…..God help us to be ready.

The Bible is filled with prophetical books, chapters and verses. These days so many intricate and specifically detailed prophecies are really being fulfilled. So many things that we have become dependent on did not even exist to the extent they do now, nor were we dependent upon them, 25 or 30 years ago.

The entire cyber and digital world, along with worldwide cell technology, now demonstrate clearly how prophetical events like the ability of the entire world to see the Anti-Christ, the False Prophet, and the Two Witnesses, all part of the Great Tribulation as predicted in The Revelation. The writings of Paul, Daniel, Zacharia, and the teachings of Jesus are being fulfilled and only wait to be comple Continue reading Set Your Affection on Things Above. #ourCOG