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Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Relationships, finances, stress, and health are common sources of pain we find ourselves trying to handle alone, only giving them over to God when we have made such a tangled knot
How to Finish 2017 Strong
Get a head start on year-end tasks.
Make sure your staff feels appreciated for all the work they've done this year. Show your appreciation by giving Christmas gifts and throwing a staff Christmas party.
Being A Small Church Pastor Isn’t A Penalty, It’s A Specialty
Pastoring a small church doesn't mean giving up or settling for less. If you embrace it, you can be great at it.
Pastoring a small church doesn't mean giving up or settling for less. If you embrace it, you can be great at it. Pastoring a small church doesn't mean giving up or settling for less.
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
So, while I'm not usually one for tips and tricks of the trade, I'd like to offer you testimony of our experience and God's faithfulness in the hopes of giving struggling co-pastors some
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
God's Word to God's people. Perhaps you could select some of Jesus' parables that center on giving and build a series around that. Maybe you and your
4 Ways Your Church Can Help People Simplify Christmas
If we want people to slow down, simplify and learn the joy of giving, our church needs to be a place they can do that.
If we want people to slow down, simplify and learn the joy of giving, our church needs to be a place they can do that. Church & CultureNovember 02, 2017.
How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation
Practical ways to care for the wounded.
Support survivors of abuse by giving attention to the nuanced process of honoring parents in such situations. Remember this: For survivors, God's plan is a difficult subject.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
responsibilities. Counseling is a wise option for mitigating burnout and cultivating lasting, life-giving practices to help you flourish in your ministry role.
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
Things other people said and did suddenly became more hurtful. I have wrestled with balancing self-care with giving my best to a deserving congregation.
Working with a Team Means Better Care
Pooling expertise, wisdom, resources, and networks leads to better ministry.
Referring out is not a passive or lazy choice. It does not indicate that we don't want to put in the work to care for people. We do it because after giving all we can, more is needed.
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
In Romans 12, Paul encourages the church community to release and use their gifts: “If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
God's grace, mercy, love, and provision.” Not only did the Spirit provide her with unexplainable peace during that uncertain time, he also changed the trajectory of her life by giving her a
The Technophobe's Ministry Survival Guide
Simple ideas you can start today, regardless of church size or know-how.
Start Accepting. Providing online giving through your church website can increase the size, frequency, and regularity of people's giving. Online Giving Resources:
Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you
something is “good” or “best?” It's not as simple as saying “no” to all extra obligations because some projects are indeed for us to do; they are growth-producing, life-giving, or joy-filling.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
others with more freedom and joy. —Michelle Van Loon, author, speaker, and lay leader. Giving too Much of Myself Away. As a pastor and because I love
The Raw Beauty of Giving God Our Second Best
Sometimes ‘God deserves our best’ can serve as a cover for our pride. God also wants our second best. And our worst. And everything in between.
Innovative MinistryMay 06, 2016. The Raw Beauty of Giving God Our Second Best Sometimes 'God deserves our best' can serve as a cover for our pride.
Wounded Leaders Wound Others
The negative effects of leading with unmet intimacy needs.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print. A life-giving leader understands the difference between being led by the Spirit of God and being driven out of an unmet need.