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The Busy Pastor’s Guide to Inbox Shalom
A clear email inbox is a ministry aid. Here’s how to get (and stay) there.
right place. Here's to a greater sense of Inbox Shalom! Abram Kielsmeier-Jones is pastor of Union Congregational Church in Magnolia, Massachusetts.
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
It was my time. I could have nice things. Then our lead pastor left for another position, and I (the associate) knew God was calling me to step into that role.
A Pastor's Dilemma: What to Do When You Can't See the Vision for Your Church
Is it okay if a pastor’s calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or, does every church need a pastor-led vision to get behind?
Church LeadershipMarch 27, 2017. A Pastor's Dilemma: What to Do When You Can't See the Vision for Your Church Is it okay if a pastor's calling is to help others fulfill their calling?
The Best Way To Avoid Pastor Burnout? Equip The Saints
Neither information or inspiration is enough. Pastors need to help congregations turn it into perspiration.
print. The New Testament doesn't emphasize the role of pastor nearly as much as our current church structure does. In fact, there's just one passage – one!
I Don’t Fit the Senior Pastor Mold
But I’m leading in the way God has gifted me.
You're the Senior Pastor? I have always had a pastor's heart, but moving from a staff pastor role to a senior pastor role is in so many ways a new journey.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
I tried several churches in my quest to fit in and follow my calling. Eventually I landed a role as a youth pastor at New Community Church in Lagrange, Georgia.
5 Passages Your Pastor Wishes You'd Stop Taking out of Context
How we get them wrong and what church leaders can do about it.
list of Scripture readings almost every time,” says Tracey Bianchi, worship and teaching pastor at Christ guidelines, but those are rare, not the norm.” Pastors can play a role in guiding
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
The role of the local pastor is to affirm that which is true and beautiful according to Scripture, and to challenge that which is not true and beautiful according to Scripture, especially with
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
There's so much to do in our rural places, and we just want to be useful. The Most Useful Pastor. “You know,” he said, “you're the most useful pastor I've ever met.”.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
Recently we counseled a pastor who had not yet had an affair, but was on his way. so he handed the ministry to someone else and took on a much smaller, less-visible ministry role.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
This role is responsible for leading and facilitating connection events and tracking the part of the Spiritual Development Team under the leadership of the Spiritual Development Pastor.
5 Problems With Top-Down Vision-Casting – And a New Testament Alternative
Acts 2 does not give us a picture of Peter hearing from God in private, then coming to the disciples with the vision.
For me. But it wasn't theirs. So they didn't get behind it. If the church doesn't get behind the pastor's vision, maybe the pastor's vision for them isn't God's vision for them.
How to Spot Rising Women Leaders
If we want to see more women leaders in the church, we need to look for them.
though. In fact, there were no women on staff or in any leadership roles. Other than “pastor's wife,” she had no official role or title. This didn't surprise me. At
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.
Here's what my friend posted: Isn't that the biblical role of a pastor? Someone who is there for you through thick & thin? Isn't that the biblical role of a PASTOR?
Only In a Small Church: Sometimes You Gotta Kill Cockroaches
Principles that make sense in a big church don't always work in a smaller one.
Morgan uses this incident to teach lessons about how being a good pastor is like being a good manager. That our days shouldn't be wasted on trivial tasks, like killing cockroaches.