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A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry.
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.
Feed the Flock
A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people.
Tom Smith of Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, Michigan, says his church hired a food According to Espinosa, Prestonwood has been able to offer their community expanded food
Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
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.
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
How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation
Practical ways to care for the wounded.
Rather than commanding action, invite your congregants into a new way of life. In your sermons about community, be sure to acknowledge that for some people, relationships have
Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
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
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation
The biggest threat facing churches isn’t a disaster event—it’s how we think about disasters.
When a low-income apartment building close to Wheaton Bible Church in Wheaton, Illinois, burned down on a Sunday morning six years ago, pastor of community life Chris McElwee
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.
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.
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.
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
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?
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
Lamar Hardwick is lead pastor of New Community Church in Lagrange, Georgia and author of I Am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic Pastor.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
the cross, and the indwelling presence and empowerment of the Spirit in a community of honesty Helping men who have succumbed to sexual addiction is my calling at this stage of life.
Learning to Love the Church
When I became a pastor I didn't like much about the complexities of community in general and of a holy community in particular.
It came to me that holy was to the Christian what revolution was to the French in the 18th century, the energy that created a community of free men and women plunged into a new life.
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
during that uncertain time, he also changed the trajectory of her life by giving City Church (OCC), Robinson identifies and supports opportunities for service and community engagement.
How Your Church Can Benefit from ‘The Roseto Effect’
What a tiny town in Pennsylvania tells us about life-giving community.
What a tiny town in Pennsylvania tells us about life-giving community. As the community modernized, its people quit living the integrated community life they once led.
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
6. Tickets to a Game. Life is full, and ministry can be stressful. JR Briggs, The Renew Community in the greater Philadelphia area. 7. A Spa Visit or Massage.
Personal Branding, Platform, and Pride-Management
Promoting the message of Christ―rather than ourselves.
Developing a consistent church brand helps the community recognize the general culture and message of the ministry. Read as Single Page Page:1234|Next.