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Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
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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
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
Because of this, we partnered with a local spiritual director whom our lead pastor and elders had vetted to ensure alignment with our values and beliefs.
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
lets us fully hear God's voice. Paul Pastor is author of The Listening Day and deacon of spiritual formation at Theophilus Church in Portland, Oregon.
Work as Formation
The founder of a toy company explores how his work impacts his spiritual life.
Make a Difference for the Kingdom
Whether or not your name eventually appears in history books, we’re all called to do our part.
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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
Grandma Didn't Go To Church: 9 Ways First-Generation Christians Are Making Me A Better Pastor
How do you pastor people when they're not just the only believers in their family, they’re the first Christian in generations?
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How do you pastor people when they're not just the only believers in their family, they're the first Christian in generations?
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
Perhaps the most dangerous temptations through which an inhospitable spirit takes root in my heart are the simplest, the most human: impatience, defensiveness, pride, and fear.
We Are Called to Desire (Part 1)
4 unfounded fears that come with wanting
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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
10 Essential Ingredients for Running an Effective Small Church Internship
If your church wants to invest in the next generation of ministers, a ministerial internship is a great way to do it.
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If your church wants to invest in the next generation of ministers, a ministerial internship is a great way to do it.
Informing Formation
Christian higher education is changing. Can our innovation match new realities?
Losing the Weight of New Year’s Resolutions
This year, I’m letting God write my resolutions.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
can no longer assume shared knowledge about the Bible, which requires them to spend more resources on basic Bible education and less time offering other kinds of spiritual formation
Pastor as Coach and Shepherd? Yeah, Right. (From a Real FB Convo)
When someone sneers "A pastor that helps you define anything other than who would lead a committee! HA! Good one," let's listen before responding.
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When someone sneers "A pastor that helps you define anything other than who would lead a committee! HA! Good one," let's listen before responding.
Faithful through the Ages
A case for intergenerational communities
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Comfort her as she grieves, Lord, and please help me to be the kind of wife Stella has been.” Spiritual formation occurred in the ordinary moments of watching Stella care for John; I was
‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
The Pastoral Work of Reshaping Imaginations
Five tools to help your people combat the lie that they aren't loved by God.
Seven Things I Hate About Spiritual Formation
Forget being exotic and elite; it's all about becoming more like Christ.
That's as true for fasting as it is for eating. 5. I hate how spiritual formation gets set against other movements in the church. People get confused about
Soul Care, Part 2
An interview with Executive Director for Engage International, Mindy Caliguire
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That may sound a little too simplistic, but a lot of times we think that spiritual formation, or living from a place of soul health, is going to require some radical change.
The Spiritual Formation of Things Not Going Our Way
Maybe it's ok to not be a cultural "winner."
Pastoring a Church Between 100 and 200 Without Going Crazy
Some Dos and Don’ts for surviving and thriving in the awkward, in-between world of 100 to 200 in church attendance.
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Some Dos and Don'ts for surviving and thriving in the awkward, in-between world of 100 to 200 in church attendance.
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