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Working with a Team Means Better Care
Pooling expertise, wisdom, resources, and networks leads to better ministry. - Article
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.
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor. - Article
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.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you - Article
responsibilities. Counseling is a wise option for mitigating burnout and cultivating lasting, life-giving practices to help you flourish in your ministry role.
Five Ways to Invest in the Next Generation of Leaders
Practical tips for raising up more women in ministry - Article
I couldn't yet see in myself. He believed in me, and kept giving me new opportunities that stretched me and helped me grow. If Eric hadn't believed in
Small Church, Big Ministry
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to feed 145,000.
Then in 2000, Raymie Malloy took on leadership of the church's Social, Mission, and Outreach Ministry, which gave oversight to food collection and distribution.
Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you - Article
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.
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder. - Article
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
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps - Article
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
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you. - Article
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
The Most Important Thing to Do When You Start with a New Team
Don’t skip this critical first step. - Article
Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.'” —Joshua 1:10–11.
Fellow Christian, I’m Going To Assume The Best Of You – Even If You Don’t Give Me The Same Courtesy
If we look for the worst in people, we’ll get bucketloads of it. If we look for the best, we’ll get that.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Not God's grace for us. That's more sure than tomorrow's sunrise. But what about giving grace to others? Giving people – especially fellow believers – the benefit of the doubt?
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry - Article
We chatted for a bit, catching up on the lives of both of her college- aged children. We thanked her for giving so generously over the previous years. Read as Single Page Page:123|Next.
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.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
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. - Article
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.
Take Ownership of Your Development
Women are often overlooked for leadership development. Take matters into your own hands. - Article
Whether it was giving me a chance to make a presentation at a business meeting or sending me to a conference for continued education, opportunities were extended to me before I
When You Feel Like You Can Never Do Enough
How to follow a sacrificial Savior without losing yourself in ministry - Article
ve conquered that. Let's go to the next thing.”. The second thing that caused me problems in ministry was my family heritage of never giving up. I'm sure
Backhanded Compliments and Cold Shoulders
The inevitable effects of envy on our leadership - Article
print. When I walked off the stage after giving a talk, a woman leader came up to me with a big smile. She touched my arm, leaned in, and said, “Wow
5 Tips to Increase Giving This Summer
Practical ways to encourage donations during these typically slower months. - Article
5 Tips to Increase Giving This Summer. Practical ways to encourage donations during these typically slower months. Caitlin Edwards. Image: Kupono
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Christian Schools
The religious freedom victory now could mean others in the future. - Article
The state denied the church's request citing the First Amendment's establishment clause, essentially arguing that giving state money to a church-operated school and daycare center
Lent for Leaders
In our effort to help others observe the season, we can fail to consider what we need. - Article
dependent on entertainment. So while giving up chocolate or TV may be hugely important for someone else, it didn't impact me much. That all changed
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