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Pastor Retreats

The Lodge is an ideal locale for pastors’ retreats, staff meetings, leadership events, and specialized group functions. Whether it be one of our retreats that we facilitate, or one that we customize for your group, our beautiful facilities, immaculate housekeeping, and gourmet meals will envelop you in luxury.

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The Godliest Man on Earth

The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil” (Job 1:8 NASB). Job was identifiable. Only God could make this determination, but as He looked...

Seven Things You Need to Know About Pride

Pride is the mother of all sins. It is the root that exalts us over others and over God Himself. It is the antithesis of real love. God repeatedly reminds us that He opposes the proud, because it is a direct assault on Him. And, it’s in all of us. We see this pride in...

How to Have a Biblical Worship Service

(That Leads to Revival!) This Sunday, millions of people will gather in homes and churches all around the world to worship God. Those who can will meet in large groups. Ezra, in Nehemiah 8, displays a good model for what should happen in these moments. Although there...

The Fierce Determination of a Godly Pastor

Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel (Ezra 7:10 NASB). There are many responsibilities on a pastor’s job description. But there is one that stands above all the rest: He is a student...

Twenty Things You Must Never Forget . . .

. . . About Yourself, Others, and God’s Work Our greatest problem is pride. It always has been, it always will be, and it is found in every man. A man who thinks he has overcome it, is simply manifesting his pride. One of the main reasons Paul wrote his first letter...

Run!

“What is happening?” someone said to me yesterday. “I can’t believe all the pastors and ministry leaders who are falling morally. It seems that it’s increasing exponentially.” But sadly, it makes perfect sense. With the increasing access to moral impurity permeating...

Seeking Him

When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.” Do not hide your face from me (Psalm 27:8-9 NASB). If we are to know God deeply, we must humbly realize that He is the initiator of intimacy. It is not man that first pursues, but...

Why Pastors Are Discouraged, and What to Do About It

As President of Life Action, I spend much of my time with pastors—listening, encouraging, seeking to be a friend. And I have never seen a time like this in my thirty-eight years in ministry. Pastors are discouraged today at a level that is dangerous to the body of...

A Matter of the Heart

When Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been (1 Kings 11:4 NASB). He was the wisest man in the world, made so by God. How could this happen?...

The Subtle Balance in Leadership

All the people were quarreling throughout all the tribes of Israel.... Thus [David] turned the hearts of all the men of Judah as one man (2 Samuel 19:9, 14 NASB). There is a price to leadership. Leaders cannot just do “whatever they want,” because others are...