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How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
parents. This is a bit ironic because the two men whose teachings have formed the foundations of our faith practices—Jesus and Paul—were neither!
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
responsibilities. Counseling is a wise option for mitigating burnout and cultivating lasting, life-giving practices to help you flourish in your ministry role.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
for the immigrant next door. Practical Soul Needs. “People migrate with their cultural beliefs and practices.” —Kenneth Guest. Anyone who has ever
Protect Your Congregation from a Gunman
A police officer's advice on how leaders can reduce risk—and possibly save lives.
Step 4: Prevent an incident. Situational crime expert Ronald Clarke coined these steps for avoiding an active-shooter incident: Increase effort. If a shooter
Called to Ministry? Start Here.
Five steps to become a healthy minister
Spiritual practices like prayer, silence, solitude, intentional community, and time spent in God's Word will strengthen your resources and surround you with the armor of God.
Three Days Post-Election: Pause Before You Pastor
Let’s make these five commitments together.
ones. Self-care practices are important to keep as a priority, so I will be kind to myself and my body. 5. I will not allow the normalizing of hate-filled talk.
Is Having It All Worth Having?
Three practices that help me focus on what matters.
Three practices that help me focus on what matters. Here are three practices that help me fight against cultural expectations and embrace who I am in Christ: 1. You do you.
The Top Church Management Conferences for 2016
Training across the nation to gain knowledge in financial, legal, and risk matters.
Presented by EH Publishing and Production media (with other sponsors), this event focuses on facilities, communications, and worship technology and best practices.
The Root of Ministry Effectiveness
What every church leader should know about organizational culture
Impressive, she thought. But as this newly minted seminary grad set about the work of ministry, she realized that the actual practices of the church didn't always match stated values.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
partly because I don't always know the doctrinal framework that drives their counseling; I don't know their capacity to listen, to empathize without subtly affirming sinful practices.
10 Best Practices to Help Volunteer Leaders Succeed
Time-tested tips for keeping and attracting good workers.
10 Best Practices to Help Volunteer Leaders Succeed. Time-tested tips for keeping and attracting good workers. By Karl Vaters. 0; tweet. share. expand: email; print; save. 0; tweet; email;
Three Ways to Simplify Advent
These proactive measures can keep you, and your team, from burning out.
things, from making sure lonely people in our congregation received a small gift every day during Advent so they would feel loved, to organizing a drama with multiple practices to make