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Mean Girls in the Church
How to become women who embolden rather than undermine
Several years ago I endeavored to write a Bible study on the Sermon on the Mount for several hundred women. The Bible study was a labor of love, passion, and joy.
Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
Finish the leadership team agenda. Start Bible study outline. I was supposed to teach Bible study the next day, but instead of typing, I sat there tired, depleted, with nothing to share.
Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
My Bible teachers never read us the tale of Juana Ines de la Cruz, the feisty Mexican girl her to dress me in men's clothes,” she writes, “so that I could enter the University and study.”.
How to Make the Bible Central in Small Groups
And the shift in leader training that makes all the difference.
Plus, each week we train on a topic: inductive Bible study, how to create questions, stages of group life, cultivation of group prayer, service opportunities, and more.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
6). The Bible teaches us it is impossible to please God without faith. As pain. We have received instruction: “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
Christian women want to study the Bible, learn the languages, and better understand theology. I know this shouldn't be surprising. Of course seminary students want to study the Bible.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
By Lamar Hardwick. 12. Reaching a New Generation with the Bible. We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago. By Cara Meredith. 11. We Were Seduced by Power
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
By itself, the Enneagram doesn't have much to offer, but when combined with prayer, Bible study, and other spiritual practices, it can be extremely helpful.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Bible Hub, an online Bible study resource, boasts that 33 percent of its page views and unique visitors each month come from the 18–34 age group.
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
CT Pastors' Hidden Gems of 2017. In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors' favorite articles from the past year. The editors of CTPastors.com.
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
Fortunately, my husband's mission put out a book called Pathways Bible Study Method, which gave me a helpful framework as I started to look for ways to make this idea transferrable in
How You Can Help Church Staff Determine Fair Pay
Take this survey that will provide data for a new digital compensation-setting tool.
PDF download of Stewardship: Living a Life that Counts Bible study. Take the survey today. This content is designed to provide accurate and authoritative
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity. How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study. “Their books become part of Bible study; they are quoted from memory.
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
One middle-aged man struggled with depression since his college years. He struggled through a successful business career while being active as a Bible study leader.
Church Pay • Co-Worker Conundrum • Saving Time: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
you will receive one of three gifts: either a free church finance eBook, a free six-month subscription to Christianity Today magazine, or a free, congregation-wide Bible study on financial
How to Teach the Bible So Others Understand
Whether you’re teaching about God’s love or sovereignty, these four steps will prepare you to teach.
you?” It was my friend Lisa, and she was preparing to teach a message to a large women's study. I was getting a front row seat to my friend's growing calling as a Bible teacher, and I
13 Tips for Women Church Planters
Beyond where to plant and what strategy to use
Too often, pastors use Bible study for sermon preparation and not personal enrichment. It's important that shepherds feed themselves before the sheep are fed.