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What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
Discussions about coffee and sipping on some great java make for great conversations and excellent fellowship. And besides … coffee just tastes absolutely fabulous.
Protect Your Congregation from a Gunman
A police officer's advice on how leaders can reduce risk—and possibly save lives.
Step 4: Prevent an incident. Situational crime expert Ronald Clarke coined these steps for avoiding an active-shooter incident: Increase effort. If a shooter
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies
Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
If our public institutions are having to think intentionally about food, then it may be time for the church to do the same. Gathering to eat, after all, is woven
Your Church Can Be a Refuge
4 steps to provide a calm, safe harbor of connection.
be exhilarating, it keeps you from seeing and experiencing as much. Adam Stadtmiller is pastor of LaJolla Christian Fellowship in LaJolla, California.
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
These are referred to as manic symptoms. These people can be the life of the fellowship group at first and then go over the lines of appropriate behavior.
Subtle Discrimination in Churches
Who are you unintentionally leaving out?
The reason? She was unable to commit to a weekly fellowship group due to her schedule as an actress. Membership offers definite advantages to those on either side of the pulpit.
The Glorious Inefficiency of a Healthy Small Church
A worship service can be conducted efficiently, but worship can't. It requires time to ponder, reflect and celebrate.
But not when I worship. Or fellowship. Worship Is too Important to Rush. Or a great relationship. Art, beauty and love are not efficient. Neither are worship, prayer or fellowship.
9 Things I Love to See When I Visit a Church
I don't need a Hollywood-level production, just a genuine, healthy expression of worship and fellowship.
I don't need a Hollywood-level production, just a genuine, healthy expression of worship and fellowship. When I visit your church I want a genuine expression of worship and fellowship.
Ministry Is a Team Sport
Though my instinct is to isolate, I’m learning to let others carry me.
the one who seeks solitude without fellowship perishes in the abyss of vanity, self-infatuation and despair.” Whether you're an introvert, an extrovert, or somewhere in between, the call
9 Ways to Shepherd Church Staff
How to encourage and help your co-laborers in ministry.
Fellowship over a meal provides wonderful opportunities and for discipleship and shepherding your staff. 4. Say Thank You. Serving at a church can be a thankless job.
Ministry in the Present Tense
Unshackle yourself from the tyranny of the past and future.
better times with better leaders. God was more present then. The fellowship was sweeter. Or maybe it was the opposite. Perhaps they were the worst
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
Taylor Turkington, co-director of Western Seminary's Verity Fellowship, describes the difficulty in analyzing how Christian women are influenced by the leaders they find online.
11 Places for Greeters
Has your church considered all of these placement opportunities?
9. At every church-wide fellowship. Sure, the church family knows each other (we think) but that doesn't mean everyone feels welcomed at the fellowship event.
No Substitute for Scripture
The downside of inviting new Christians to church
Sure, we need to be in community of fellowship with other believers; however, the advice new Christians should be given is to start reading the Bible.
3 Big Problems With Running A Church Like A Business
We’re always decrying the rise of the consumer culture within the church. But how should we expect people to act when pastors act like CEOs marketing Jesus as a product?
The Bible uses many colorful words to describe the church. It's a family, a body, a fellowship, a holy people, a flock, and more. But not a business. In my