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Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
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ones everyone in our denomination has to tackle: passing the exams, obtaining a Master's of Divinity, and undergoing the care process with a judicatory that oversees ministry formation
How to Make the Bible Central in Small Groups
And the shift in leader training that makes all the difference.
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Once the training is complete, the new leaders are encouraged to return to their existing groups and co-lead for a while, prior to starting their own group.
Work as Formation
The founder of a toy company explores how his work impacts his spiritual life.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
Because of this, we partnered with a local spiritual director whom our lead pastor and elders had vetted to ensure alignment with our values and beliefs.
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
lets us fully hear God's voice. Paul Pastor is author of The Listening Day and deacon of spiritual formation at Theophilus Church in Portland, Oregon.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
searches. Michelle Van Loon, a writer on spiritual formation, recalled the warning from Ecclesiastes: “Of making many books there is no end” (12:12).
How to Woo People into God's Story
Step down from the stage and guide them in the learning experience.
Christian formation requires a different pedagogy. Scottie May is associate professor emerita in the Christian Formation & Ministry department at Wheaton College.
Make a Difference for the Kingdom
Whether or not your name eventually appears in history books, we’re all called to do our part.
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to do for his kingdom. This brought to mind the many women who have played a significant role in my spiritual formation. As a Christian woman, God
Grandma Didn't Go To Church: 9 Ways First-Generation Christians Are Making Me A Better Pastor
How do you pastor people when they're not just the only believers in their family, they’re the first Christian in generations?
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How do you pastor people when they're not just the only believers in their family, they're the first Christian in generations?
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
Perhaps the most dangerous temptations through which an inhospitable spirit takes root in my heart are the simplest, the most human: impatience, defensiveness, pride, and fear.
We Are Called to Desire (Part 1)
4 unfounded fears that come with wanting
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In the second-part, I want to propose four important reasons for recovering desire for our spiritual formation. Suspicion 1: Desire is to blame for sin. When
‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
and theological element of church life, and Hicks' thoughts on worship life will elegantly dovetail with conversations about discipleship, church events, spiritual formation, and arts in
Informing Formation
Christian higher education is changing. Can our innovation match new realities?
From a student's perspective, how will that impact information and formation? In the person of Christ and the inspired Scripture, we receive both information and formation.
10 Essential Ingredients for Running an Effective Small Church Internship
If your church wants to invest in the next generation of ministers, a ministerial internship is a great way to do it.
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If your church wants to invest in the next generation of ministers, a ministerial internship is a great way to do it.
Ministry on the Alaskan Frontier
Curtis Ivanoff talks leadership and reconciliation in America’s most diverse census tract.
That captures the generosity you'll find in our rural communities. The first word that comes to my mind is identity. The gospel of Jesus says our identity formation is found in Christ.
Losing the Weight of New Year’s Resolutions
This year, I’m letting God write my resolutions.
Another person, referring to a picture of a lion she had seen, said, “You are that lion.” (I am so not like a lion, if you ask me.) Afterwards I wrote down, “The church needs to see my
Faithful through the Ages
A case for intergenerational communities
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Comfort her as she grieves, Lord, and please help me to be the kind of wife Stella has been.” Spiritual formation occurred in the ordinary moments of watching Stella care for John; I was
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
can no longer assume shared knowledge about the Bible, which requires them to spend more resources on basic Bible education and less time offering other kinds of spiritual formation
Pastor as Coach and Shepherd? Yeah, Right. (From a Real FB Convo)
When someone sneers "A pastor that helps you define anything other than who would lead a committee! HA! Good one," let's listen before responding.
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When someone sneers "A pastor that helps you define anything other than who would lead a committee! HA! Good one," let's listen before responding.
My Journey Into Spiritual Direction
Recognizing God's work in your life usually requires a guide.
Spotting God's Activity in Me. Spiritual direction is rooted in the belief that God is always active in a person's life, and everything in our lives is raw material for our spiritual formation.
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