Author Archives: jeremycouture

About jeremycouture

I am a husband, father, student, and pastor in Ashland, KY

Why I Love Ashland, Kentucky: Reason #1

I believe that God calls pastors to communities as well as churches. You can’t have a healthy church without personal evangelism and local outreach. If is very difficult for a church to engage in these activities without the support of … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Leading More Productive Meetings

If churches are made up of people, than meetings are an inevitable, and important part of church life.  Meetings have gotten a bad reputation, but that doesn’t have to be the case in the place where you serve.  Here are … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Making a Hospital Visit

Christian leaders minister to others in crisis situations. One of the most common crises is going to the hospital for surgery. Here are five suggestions to help you be a better hospital visitor. Be kind and courteous.  Remember, you are there … Continue reading

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Six Tips for Leading Others in Prayer

How can you lead others in public prayer more effectively? Continue reading

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2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.  Thank you to everyone who helped make my blog success so far!  In 2015 I will adjust my posting patterns so that I can focus more closely … Continue reading

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How to Start a Prayer Support Team

When it comes to prayer support, there is no such thing as too much.  I’ve never met a Christian leader, paid or volunteer, who complained because they had too many people praying for them, too often, or with too much … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts for Leaders: Running and Coaching Well

In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, the Apostle Paul compares the Christian life to a foot race.  He encourages us to “run in such a way that you may win” (v. 24b). The writer of Hebrews also makes the same comparison urging believers … Continue reading

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