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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
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
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.
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
Losing the Weight of New Year’s Resolutions
This year, I’m letting God write my resolutions.
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.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
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.
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
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
Informing Formation
Christian higher education is changing. Can our innovation match new realities?
‘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.
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
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.
If It’s Okay for a Church to Be Small, Why Do I Feel So Bad When It Is?
For all my hard-working, prayerful, wise, loving peers who woke up on yet another Monday morning wondering “what am I doing wrong?”
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For all my hard-working, prayerful, wise, loving peers who woke up on yet another Monday morning wondering “what am I doing wrong?”.
After Gas Station Break-In, Churchgoers Rally to the Pumps
How a Georgia church helped save a burglary victim's business just by filling their tanks.
“This outreach to our neighbor must be more than a Sunday afternoon activity. It must be the catalyst for the formation of authentic relationships which build and strengthen community.”.
Perry Noble, NewSpring Church and Our Obsession with Numbers
Our numbers obsession continues to leave victims in its wake. Now Perry Noble and the tens of thousands of members of NewSpring church are on the list of walking wounded.
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Our numbers obsession continues to leave victims in its wake. Now Perry Noble and the tens of thousands of members of NewSpring church are on the list of walking wounded.
The Essential First Step to Having a Healthy Small Church
The biggest problem with small churches is not that they’re small. It’s that we think being small is a problem. 
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The biggest problem with small churches is not that they're small. It's that we think being small is a problem.
Grow It or Close It? Is there a Third Option for Struggling Small Churches?
We need to assemble and promote the best ideas we can find to help struggling small churches become healthy small churches.
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We need to assemble and promote the best ideas we can find to help struggling small churches become healthy small churches.
How I Stopped Feeling Embarrassed by My Small Church
They knew the church was small, but they came anyway. Maybe they came because it was small.
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They knew the church was small, but they came anyway. Maybe they came because it was small.
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