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What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
4. Subscription to an Audio Service. As a pastor, I don't have a lot of time. A subscription to Audible or music services like Apple Music or Spotify allows
Mean Girls in the Church
How to become women who embolden rather than undermine
Women Who Embolden. When I began serving as a staff pastor at a church in Oak Brook, Illinois, there was a young, tenacious, and gifted female pastor on staff, Tracey Bianchi.
Poured Out for the Church
Releasing the desire to be right, even when you’ve been wronged
Within 24 hours, it would become clear a shift had taken place. My fellow co-pastor and I had refused to submit to power players in the congregation.
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.
Small Church MinistryOctober 27, 2017. Being A Small Church Pastor Isn't A Penalty, It's A Specialty For years I bucked against the idea that I am a small church pastor.
6 Benefits of Embracing the Fact that You’re a Small Church Pastor
If you’re a small church pastor, don’t resist it, embrace it. Then be great at it.
Small Church MinistryOctober 19, 2017. 6 Benefits of Embracing the Fact that You're a Small Church Pastor If you're a small church pastor, don't resist it, embrace it. Then be great at it.
Sorry, Pastor – Numbers Are NOT People
Church metrics can be helpful. But only if we use them wisely. And hold them lightly.
Church GrowthOctober 16, 2017. Sorry, Pastor – Numbers Are NOT People Church metrics can be helpful. But only if we use them wisely. And hold them lightly.
Find Your Prophetic Voice
First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice
In one scene a young white pastor is having a discussion with his predecessor over how, or if, the church should get involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
To obtain and keep a good pastor, many smaller congregations are open to the pastor having an additional part-time job outside of the church. 2. Use the networks you've already built.
Lead A Big Church? Or Be A Pastor? Sometimes You Can’t Have It All
Whether you’re called to lead a church with entrepreneurial church growth methods or hands-on pastoring, lean into it with all you’ve got.
Church LeadershipSeptember 18, 2017. Lead A Big Church? Or Be A Pastor? No one can truly pastor 1,000 people. Or 500. Even 200 is stretching yourself too thin.
Planning a Pastor’s Retirement
Join our free webinar and learn key strategies.
Planning a Pastor's Retirement. Join our free webinar and learn key strategies. Caitlin Edwards. Image: Huy Phan / Unsplash. 0; tweet. share. expand: email; print; save. 0; tweet; email; print
Beat Imposter Syndrome
How to stand firm in who God says you are when you feel like a phony
from the stage to the cubicle. It can stifle the influence we have as a coach, leader, mom, pastor, teacher, or even friend. Many people struggle in this
Sleep: The Neglected Gift
As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep.
Sleep: The Neglected Gift. As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print.
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
He placed question marks around my effectiveness as a pastor, calling us a "cult" and editing emails I'd sent him to make it appear as if I had said things I hadn't.
Pastor, Don't Neglect Your Current Members To Reach New Ones
The great churches of tomorrow will be built on the foundations that were established yesterday and affirmed today.
Innovative MinistryAugust 04, 2017. Pastor, Don't Neglect Your Current Members To Reach New Ones The great churches of tomorrow will be built on
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print. Lisa could not believe what she was hearing. The worship pastor at her church was clearly a very gifted musician. On
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
of excitement from starting our new co-pastoring journey dimmed, and we settled into the daily grind of parish ministry, we were dismayed to discover we had no idea how to co-pastor.
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership. A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 5. Image: Provided by the author.
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
From Performer to Pastor. An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Provided by CeCe Love. 0; tweet; email; print.