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The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry. How could anyone? He thrives in some parts of the ministry, and in other areas he merely gets by.
9 No-Fault Reasons Some Local Churches Close Their Doors
Is it an admission of defeat or disobedience to acknowledge that congregations have a finite life-span?
No matter how faithful they may be. Last week, I wrote a blog post about honoring those who care for congregations as they face the last years or days of their ministry life.
How to Honor Singles in Your Church
Singles need space for grieving and celebration—and the church can offer both.
sat down with Joy Beth Smith, author of Party of One (Thomas Nelson, 2018) to learn how the church can better serve singles, and how her research applies to single women in ministry.
Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
The feeling of rejection paralyzed me, preventing me from moving forward in ministry. From the onset of his ministry, Jesus encountered opposition and disbelief (Luke 4:16–29).
How to Ask a Man to Mentor You
In light of #MeToo, some men are more reluctant than ever to mentor a woman.
that could make men a bit uneasy. This could make forming healthy ministry relationships with men even more difficult. If you recognize in your church
9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend
Also, when church members see a facility upgrade or hear about a ministry need that was met, they're more excited to give the next time. 7. Give quarterly updates.
The New Normal: 9 Realities And Trends In Bivocational Ministry
Bivocational ministry is more than a pit-stop along the way to "real" pastoral ministry. It's as real as pastoring gets. And it's becoming very common, very fast.
Bivocational ministry is more than a pit-stop along the way to "real" pastoral ministry. It's as real as pastoring gets. 1. Bivocational Ministry Is Not Rare.
Top 10 Articles of 2017
You don’t want to miss any of our most popular articles.
From imposter syndrome to ministry mistakes to singleness—our top articles carry great wisdom for any woman in church leadership. Amy Jackson. 3. My Biggest Ministry Mistake.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
CT Pastors' Top 17 Articles of 2017. This year's best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement. 13. How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry.
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope. What families. Having now served for 18 years in pastoral ministry, I resist the professor's advice.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce. 3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment. The opportunities were many and varied. One could always find a job in ministry.
Choose to Pause and Fill Up
Pausing in a selah with Christ is the catalyst of revival, restoration, and peace.
alone. The melody of a ministry, though, is not produced of myself, but is God-breathed and comes only when he is directing the notes of our work. Interludes
5 Ways to Avoid Pastoral Burnout in 2018
From cleaning out your inbox, to scheduling help, to rethinking your motives, we're here to help you combat pastoral exhaustion.
Ministry is hard. Wherever you find yourself in ministry, creating spaces of rest in your day, week, month, and year is imperative to long-term sustainability in the church.
Feed the Flock
A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people.
Feed the Flock. A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people. Prestonwood Baptist is a leader among churches in food-service ministry.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
campaigns. Without the burden of building upkeep, churches like Blandford's are able to focus on other aspects of ministry. But Kids' ministry. Discuss terms