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How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors. It's about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care. Rebecca Meyer and Gerald Hiestand. 0; tweet;
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
Interview by Amy Simpson. How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors. It's about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care. By Rebecca Meyer and Gerald Hiestand.
8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
To safeguard marriages and maintain integrity in our pastoral care—or other leadership—women require principles that get at the heart of our relationships preemptively.
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Meet with women from across the country for community, encouragement, and discussion.
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Sure, I had great support from the other pastoral staff (all male), and I did find a handful of We'll be tackling topics like what self-care looks like when you're in leadership, how to navigate
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
As a pastor, I need, with eyes wide open, to look into my own soul and be honest about that pesky inhospitable spirit that malforms and manipulates pastoral care from a blessed
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps.
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Fearing My Own Strength. In my previous church, I was the Minister of Pastoral Care and functioned as an assistant pastor. In fact, congregants introduced me as their pastor.
My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care
A seasoned shepherd selects those most helpful for 'the cure of souls.'
My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care. There are fine blogs and websites on pastoral care, but pastoral care is not best taught from resources and classes.
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.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
There's a lot to gain as a church gets bigger, but we need to be prepared for losses, too. Especially as a pastor. Like knowing everyone's name and being available for pastoral care.
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
Not only did it communicate care for my marriage and me, but it also showed my kids that these special people in Pastoral work often means I spend a lot of time in my heart and head.
Only In a Small Church: Face Time With the Pastor
The disadvantages of a small church are regularly outweighed by the privilege we have of discipling people on a more personal level.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The disadvantages of a small church are regularly outweighed by the privilege we have of discipling people on a more personal level.
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
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more women to lead (whether in the hospitality ministry, the women's ministry, or the pastoral ministry), we 1 Peter 5:1–2 urges elders to shepherd and serve the flock under their care.
Your Most Undervalued Role
The slow, small, but immeasurably sacred work of pastoral care.
Your Most Undervalued Role. The slow, small, but immeasurably sacred work of pastoral care. The inefficient imperative. One-on-one pastoral care is every pastor's inefficient imperative.
4 Proven Strategies for the Care and Treatment of an Unhealthy Church
Unhealthy churches aren’t like healthy ones. Acting as though they are doesn’t help them, it hurts them.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
healthy one? 1. Do More Hands-On Pastoral Care. So much of the current advice about pastoring seems to be about how to pastor less, not more. That
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
Having now served for 18 years in pastoral ministry, I resist the professor's advice. In spite of the comprehensive, compassionate, and costly care given to a hurting church member, he
Inviting Teenagers to Do Church Work
Four ministries that can use their help.
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Parking lot attendants. Door greeters; Coffee bar. Other. Office help. Tech/IT team; Community outreach events (in various capacities); Pastoral care for other students/children;
CT Pastors' Top 16 Articles of 2016
From ministry temptations to high callings, here is this year's best training and wisdom for pastors.
by Lee Eclov. The slow, small, but immeasurably sacred work of pastoral care. 14. 3 Secrets of Leadership Training. 6. My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care. by Lee Eclov.
Sorry, Pastor – Numbers Are NOT People
Church metrics can be helpful. But only if we use them wisely. And hold them lightly.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
No. Just… No. I don't doubt that most pastors who say that mean it. And they truly do care for people. But numbers are not people and people are not numbers.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
People Aren't Projects. ...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor. Brad Roth. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend this
The Pastoral Work of Reshaping Imaginations
Five tools to help your people combat the lie that they aren't loved by God.
The Pastoral Work of Reshaping Imaginations. Five tools to help your people combat the lie that they aren't loved by God. God does not care. God is not at work in the world.
The Care and Feeding of Leaders
Learn More. I learned the hard way that church leaders need personalized care. —Roy C. Price. I've just gone through one of the most painful periods in my pastoral experience.
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