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Paying Your Pastor
Tips and insights for setting compensation
firm CapinCrouse. A number of factors—the size of the church, the local cost of living, the experience level of the pastor—play a role. Reiff recently spoke
My Winding Road to the Pastorate
It was an inconvenient time to begin feeling called to co-pastor with my husband.
Sobbed would be more honest. And they were not tears of joy, shed by a loving and faithful pastor's wife. My husband, bless him, was so excited, so passionate about his new role.
Why Your Salary May Not Be All You Want It to Be
A church administrator’s perspective.
Raise the senior pastor's salary, and everyone else usually benefits. The church board has more brakes than accelerators. The board doesn't really know what your role involves.
The Busy Pastor’s Guide to Inbox Shalom
A clear email inbox is a ministry aid. Here’s how to get (and stay) there.
The Busy Pastor's Guide to Inbox Shalom. A clear email inbox is a ministry aid. Whatever the topic, your congregation needs to know their pastor will respond.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
14. When This Pastor Got Political. 13. How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry. My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
Our Best on the Pastor’s Role
10 tools to clarify who you are and what you do as a pastor.
Our Best on the Pastor's Role. 10 tools to clarify who you are and what you do as a pastor. This article documents the current realities. “ABCs of a Pastor's Role” by Marshall Shelley.
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.
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.
The Ever-Broadening Role of the Pastor
Over the centuries, shepherding a flock has gotten a bit more complicated.
The Ever-Broadening Role of the Pastor. And if the pastor discovered a fundamental ill, the pastor's role was to prescribe some remedy to restore spiritual health and vitality.
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
Pastor, How Do You Pray for Your Church? 10 ministry leaders respond. By Scottie May. The Busy Pastor's Guide to Inbox Shalom. A clear email inbox is a ministry aid.
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.
According to the 2015 Faith Communities Today survey, fewer than two-thirds (62.2 percent) of US churches have a full-time pastor. 3. A Bivocational Pastor Is Not Half A Pastor.
Want To Pastor A Church You Love? Love The Church You’re Pastoring
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul?
Christian UnityNovember 30, 2017. Want To Pastor A Church You Love? No one can pastor a church well while keeping an eye out for something bigger and better.
ABCs of the Pastoral Role
What you never expected to do when you first sensed God’s calling.
ABCs of the Pastoral Role. What you never expected to do when you first sensed God's calling. Marshall Shelley. More. Every pastor has gotten the question. Sometimes
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?
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.