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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?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
How do you pastor people when they're not just the only believers in their family, they're the first Christian in generations? Church & CultureMay 16, 2017.
Pastoral Transition: Setting Your Church Up For Ministry Success After You're Gone
The church was here long before us, and it will be here long after us. Let's leave it better for the next pastor.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
But in certain ways, we need to be thinking even longer than that. Set the church up for successful, kingdom-building ministry for generations of long-term pastorates.
Bravely Live Out Your Calling
Joan of Arc is a prophetic witness for us all. - Article
Charles. Jehanne, or, as she is now known, Joan of Arc, radically impacted European history and has inspired men, women, and children for generations.
God Calls All Women
But we don’t all have the same calling. - Article
and stages of life, from different backgrounds and cultures. His kingdom purposes transcend generations. His will is big enough to include young girls
We Can Whine About the New Generation or Worship with Them – But We Can’t Do Both
We need to remember how devalued we felt when previous generations told us our music was too loud, our clothing was silly and our questions were inappropriate.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
We need to remember how devalued we felt when previous generations told us our music was too loud, our clothing was silly and our questions were inappropriate.
Troublesome Women Preachers
We join a long legacy of prophetic witness to the gospel. - Article
I am nobody. There is that troublesome glass ceiling that women have been hurling stones at for generations. But that pesky glass is strong and hard to crack.
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
It is where all the means of grace are brought together in the most powerful form. The church gathered, all generations, all ethnicities, we're one people. For me, it's the most important.
Where Were You When It Happened?
Helping when mass tragedy strikes your congregation - Article
email; print. For the past century, and arguably longer, generations have self-identified with their own answer to this question. Where were you when Kennedy was assassinated?
Say Goodbye to Leadership Overload
And say hello to the right priorities - Article
Moses had lived for decades on the back side of the desert. Now he led a people who had been slaves for generations. They had no clue how to govern themselves or to do God's will.
Ministry on the Alaskan Frontier
Curtis Ivanoff talks leadership and reconciliation in America’s most diverse census tract.
No Turning Back
Like Daniel, follow God regardless of who’s following you - Article
For generations, our church culture has elevated leaders, counting them higher than the “average” person, determining each leader's level of eminence by the number of followers he or
Engaging Women and Men in Worship
A balanced approach to planning - Article
or Tina Fey, brains exploding like the writers at SNL: “Somebody order a pizza!” But mostly we wonder how it is that the grace of God keeps slipping past our generations unnoticed.
More Than a Club
A case for church membership in a culture that views it as odd or optional.
suspicion. This suspicion also plays out across generations. power. They are also less inclined to sign up for a long-term commitment than previous generations.
How Your Church Can Benefit from ‘The Roseto Effect’
What a tiny town in Pennsylvania tells us about life-giving community.
Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches, Part 1
For my group of women leaders, the real challenge was not getting to a place of vulnerability; it was going beyond - Article
to admit they're flawed, pat each other on the back for being honest, and sing contemporary worship songs to drive home the point that we're different from previous generations.
Preventing Teenage ‘Faith Drift’
Our research underscores the crucial role of intergenerational relationships.
How Refugees Revived One White Iowa Church
Meet the congregation that traded in a homogeneous heritage for a diverse future.
He believes the work of unification in the church will pay off for future generations, who will be more integrated into American society. “Is there a high chance of failure?
Do You Want to See Your Church's Future? Look to Its Past.
How a congregation's history can light its way forward.
How does having a deeper sense of the importance of a congregation's history help us think about the legacies we'll establish for the next generations of our local church's life?
Too Close to Home: Why Charleston Matters to All of Us
Charleston left me shocked and stunned. But the change I expected never came.
My daughter could have been left without her mother. This pain and this suffering crosses generations. A few weeks ago, my eyes were drawn to a friend's profile picture on Facebook.
Foremothers of the Messiah
In the genealogy of Jesus, God’s activity in and through women is obvious - Article
The material we have in our Old Testament existed first as oral tradition in communities that were formed around story; these stories endured across the generations, eventually to be
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