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3 Ways Pastors and Church Leaders Undermine Themselves on Social Media
Church leaders need to be in social media spaces
3 Ways Pastors and Church Leaders Undermine Themselves on Social Media. 3 Ways Pastors and Church Leaders Undermine Themselves on Social Media.
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
1. Mad Doctor Medical Festival. For this event, the church partners with local shelters, hospitals, doctors, nurses, or dentists to host a fall-themed, free medical clinic.
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
1. Healthy churches know what to look for. The Good Samaritan did not jump to any conclusions. He saw the injured man where he was and ministered to him where he was.
Bivocational Ministry as an Evangelism Opportunity
One-third of American pastors are bivocational.
One-third of American pastors are bivocational. Already, more than one-third of all American pastors are bivocational, and this number will probably grow.
Willow Creek Chooses Co-Ed Pastors to Succeed Bill Hybels
Megachurch becomes biggest in America to appoint a female lead pastor.
Willow Creek Chooses Co-Ed Pastors to Succeed Bill Hybels. Hybels announced on Saturday that the pair will succeed him as lead pastors when he steps down in October 2018.
Atheists Again Get Pastors’ Best Benefit Ruled Unconstitutional
Freedom From Religion Foundation wins first round of rematch over $800 million clergy housing allowance.
Gleanings. Atheists Again Get Pastors' Best Benefit Ruled Unconstitutional. The merit of the housing allowance is debated by pastors because of its potential for abuse.
Suicide, Mental Illness, and the Church: An Interview with Kay Warren
All church members can play a role in helping those with mental illness.
There are more conversations taking place, more pastors willing to preach a sermon on mental illness or suicide, and more people who are living with mental illness that are willing to
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
Your mission in preaching about generosity remains the same as always: make plain God's Word to God's people. But leave the brimstone at home.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
probably fail to recover. I also know of former pastors who thought that after a period of time they should return to the ministry. They wrapped up their
1 in 3 Protestant Churchgoers Personally Affected by Suicide
Survey also finds one-third of victims were attending church before their death, but few pastors knew of their struggle.
Survey also finds one-third of victims were attending church before their death, but few pastors knew of their struggle. Research.
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
The hazards of church jargon. God's grace is available to any and all who desire it. According to Jesus, the kingdom is like a banquet catered to outsiders who don't think they belong.
Hugh Hefner, Mourning, and Legacies: Beyond the Pipe and the Robe
Is sex better because of Hugh Hefner?
And, according to one Barna study commissioned by Josh McDowell and Cru, most pastors struggle with porn—57% of pastors and 64% of youth pastors.
20 Truths from "God's Country"
Reclaiming God’s kingdom vision for the rural church
presence. We need our brightest, most promising young people, including pastors, to commit to being present in our most out-of-the-way places. (64).
How We’re Encouraging Chicago Church Planters This Fall
Join us this month at Progressive Baptist Church in downtown Chicago.
For pastors and church leaders, fall is when ministry kicks into high gear. This is especially true for church planters. Why? Because church planters have
6 Dos and Don’ts for Welcoming Church Guests
Visitor connection should be organic, not contrived.
2. Don't ask guests to draw attention to themselves. Asking guests to remain seated while everyone else stands provides a strange point of view for those seated—to put it mildly.
One-on-One with Pastor Vance Pitman on the Tragedy in Las Vegas
My friend Vance pastors Hope Church in Las Vegas.
One-on-One with Pastor Vance Pitman on the Tragedy in Las Vegas. My friend Vance pastors Hope Church in Las Vegas. I've talked to other pastors who will be doing the same thing.
Engaging in Dialogue: A Response from a Former Marine, Police Officer, and Pastor on Kaepernick
When one person’s rights are violated, everyone’s rights are in jeopardy.
on secular platforms. Pastors have a vitally important duty to caution members of the Body of Christ to govern themselves in such a manner. If we don
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation
The biggest threat facing churches isn’t a disaster event—it’s how we think about disasters.
Too many pastors and congregations have bought into ideas about disasters that just aren't true. After it passed, I asked the pastors what was on the train.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
destigmatize counseling. As I become a regular face around churches, staff and pastors work to overturn misperceptions about the need for counseling. They
Survey: Being a Pastor’s Wife Is Good for Faith, Bad for Friendship
Though expectations have shifted, spouses still feel the weight of church drama.
Today's generation of pastors' wives fill a different role than the dressed-up, casserole-toting caricature that came before them, but they still feel the pressures of being married to ministry
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?
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