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The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim. Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age. Interview by Kyle Rohane. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print.
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
“There's more to the Christian faith than the intellectual. Spiritual formation focuses on the internal aspects of faith, such as the fruit of the Spirit and prayer,” Shelley continued.
Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
ones everyone in our denomination has to tackle: passing the exams, obtaining a Master's of Divinity, and undergoing the care process with a judicatory that oversees ministry formation
Work as Formation
The founder of a toy company explores how his work impacts his spiritual life.
Work as Formation. The Entrepreneurs. Part 2: Work as Formation, Part 3: Do Well and Do Good, Part 4: Big Things Could Happen and Part 5: Rest and Sabbath.
Make a Difference for the Kingdom
Whether or not your name eventually appears in history books, we’re all called to do our part.
to do for his kingdom. This brought to mind the many women who have played a significant role in my spiritual formation. As a Christian woman, God
Giving Is Low—Are You Neglecting the Topic?
Why people should hear us talk more about generosity.
spiritual discipline. Though this topic is essential to spiritual growth and formation, pastors avoid preaching about it, sometimes because of fear. As a
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work. Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose? Scott Whaley. 0; tweet; link. share;
Boring Church Services Changed My Life
While I fought to keep my eyes open, the gospel pressed deep into my heart.
hearts are formed: There is no formation without repetition. Virtue formation takes practice, and there is no practice that isn't repetitive. We willingly embrace
How to Make the Bible Central in Small Groups
And the shift in leader training that makes all the difference.
How to Make the Bible Central in Small Groups. And the shift in leader training that makes all the difference. Brad Himes. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print.
‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
What replaces formation varies. For the liturgical, rote recitations may be accepted in place of transformation. For low-church Christians, perhaps the temptation is to the quiet familiar.
We Are Called to Desire (Part 1)
4 unfounded fears that come with wanting
In the second-part, I want to propose four important reasons for recovering desire for our spiritual formation. Suspicion 1: Desire is to blame for sin. When
How to Woo People into God's Story
Step down from the stage and guide them in the learning experience.
Christian formation requires a different pedagogy. Scottie May is associate professor emerita in the Christian Formation & Ministry department at Wheaton College.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
seek ways to integrate this theology into their respective congregations through four main “arteries”: pastoral practice, corporate worship, discipleship/spiritual formation, and outreach
Christian higher education is changing. Can our innovation match new realities?
Informing Formation. Christian higher education is changing. We're going to try to do it better. From a student's perspective, how will that impact information and formation?
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
searches. Michelle Van Loon, a writer on spiritual formation, recalled the warning from Ecclesiastes: “Of making many books there is no end” (12:12).
Create a Research and Development Fund
Budget for unexpected ministry opportunities.
Leaders might attend training to help with a new ministry, such as implementing a new spiritual formation or discipleship curriculum, or learning about community ministry models
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry! When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring. Stephanie Dyrness Lobdell. 0; tweet; link.
The Dangers of a Bait-and-Switch Easter Sunday
Avoiding the pitfalls of special services.
The Dangers of a Bait-and-Switch Easter Sunday. Avoiding the pitfalls of special services. Bob Hyatt. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print.