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How to Make Finding a Mentor Less Awkward
Three shifts in the way I thought about mentoring freed me. - Article
What if, instead of thinking of a mentor relationship as an exclusive partnership to secure our desired life and career benefits, we sought to be part of a nurturing community in which we
Minister’s Parole • Low-Income Church Communities • Religious Freedom Case: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders. - Article
And church life in general seems to be falling along economic lines: Churches of all sizes proliferate the tend to be very small, very old, and in general, not as active in their community.
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you. - Article
the community of God are only complete when we have men and women working alongside each other with the gifts God has given them! Carter Moss, campus pastor and life groups
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
According to Currey Blandford, pastor of Life Church, which meets in a park district community center, church leaders with permanent buildings often say they're jealous of his church
Housing Allowance Appeal • FEMA Aid • Church Financial Trends: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders. - Article
Jesus Berrones, who has been in the US nearly all his life and has five American-born children The complaint (full text) in Redemption Community Church v. City of Laurel, Maryland . . .
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
especially when they don't set boundaries or create a healthy work-life balance. emotional, or spiritual state—and external factors—like relationship trouble, lack of community, or little
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
located in the heart of our city, surrounded by neighbors from every walk of life enjoying their Our city manager oversees city services and recruits new businesses to the community.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
much fun it would be, not how you'd find purpose for your life or learn pervasive individualism that saturates the culture and the church, which differs from the community centered values
Why I Won’t Be The Lead Pastor At Cornerstone Any More – But I'm Not Leaving
Pastoral transition is one of the most dangerous times in a congregation’s life. We need to get better at it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Since writing The Grasshopper Myth (which was released five years ago this month) my life and ministry get a few extra things off my chest and hopefully gather a small community of like
A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry. - Article
A Conductor of Community. Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: provided by Quest Church. 0; tweet; email; print.
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so. - Article
And yet the financial and economic dimensions of institutional life ground us in reality like few to the common good, to keep in mind the welfare of the entire community, is paramount.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
buddy seat” of his tractor. As he baled hay in the cool evening air, we talked about life and faith, church and family and community. Then he startled me out
Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once. - Article
I've lived my life trying to be faithful to my calling in different seasons: campus minister, seminary student, volunteer chaplain, small-group director, community engagement coordinator
Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God - Article
She and her husband, Nick, co-lead Gospel Community, a four-year-old church plant of 150 in Charleston We're just all supposed to be helping walk other people toward abundant life.
Your Church Can Be a Refuge
4 steps to provide a calm, safe harbor of connection.
Most importantly, we were able to relieve the pressure from our people's schedules rather than add to it. Our community is now running at a sustainable and life-giving pace.
The Dangers of a Bait-and-Switch Easter Sunday
Avoiding the pitfalls of special services.
Times like Easter and Christmas are dangerous for us because we begin to see them as something different from what they really are for the life of a community.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community. - Article
leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community. we read adequately prepares us to effectively facilitate their transition to American life once they
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry
The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry. - Article
Another mom I know has her elementary-aged son tag along to her community service events empties into a calming, shallow pool where we would hold a vibrant celebration of life.
3 Tips for Hosting an Outstanding Church Dinner or Potluck
Use the dinner table like Jesus did.
Scholar John Dominic Crossan says that to watch a day in the life of Jesus would be to watch him mostly When we prepare a community meal, it should be a colorful vision of the gospel
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you. - Article
to the church services, but were demonstrations of the love of God when people in the community encountered Jesus What gifts of the Spirit do you see at work in and through your life?
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