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3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
ever. Some days are still very hard, but God's grace has gone before us, empowering us to be faithful to our vocation, one another, and the church. So
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
The hazards of church jargon. God's grace is available to any and all who desire it. According to Jesus, the kingdom is like a banquet catered to outsiders who don't think they belong.
Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
complex human experiences and increases the pressure to succeed because we no longer stand for ourselves, but for everyone “like us.” Worse, there's little space for grace when you
Use Your Strength to Serve Others
How to gracefully embrace your role as the strongest person in the room
I didn't realize I had shut them down. As I grew to understand myself better and learned from my mistakes, I developed more skill in finessing strength with grace and wisdom.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Read as Single
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
on my daughter's birthday,” Robinson told me, “I am overcome with emotion as I remember all of the ways that I have [experienced] and continue to experience God's grace, mercy, love
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print. The New Testament teaches us that God in his grace and power has poured out gifts and roles among his people.
The 10 Percent Grace Rule: Judging Without Being Judgmental
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace?
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace? Christian grace? The 10% Grace Rule.
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
Going Back to Help Others. I have several friends and partners in ministry who by the grace of God have been delivered from a lifestyle of substance abuse and violence.
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.
Conclusion. Though disasters may reveal inconsistences in our thoughts and injustices in the communities we call home, disaster ministry reveals God's love, mercy, and grace.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
But they were not going particularly well either. They had come through a rough spot a few years back—a testimony to God's redemptive grace. Annie
The Sound of My Voice
Discover the value of your unique voice.
Your life is comprised of a set of circumstances and events unique to you. No one on the planet will ever live your beautiful, exhausting, tumultuous, grace-filled, or anxious life.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Bible. Jared Perry, a youth pastor at Grace Bible Church in College Station, Texas, recognizes the current precipice of religion in Southern culture. For
Why I Preach Grace-Filled Sermons
Your congregation needs rest, not a “to-do” list.
Grace rehabs the identity first. Fill up their impoverished spirits with the “unsearchable riches of Christ” and watch grace work its transforming magic. Enable what you obligate.
Let's Stop Adding ‘Yeah, But’ to Simple Declarations of Grace
Sometimes grace needs to take an uninterrupted victory lap through our lives.
Overcoming the 'Yeah, But' of Grace. 'But' is a strong word. Sometimes grace needs to take an uninterrupted victory lap through our lives. Grace Comes After 'But', Not Before It.
Your Most Undervalued Role
The slow, small, but immeasurably sacred work of pastoral care.
“Here,” we say, “drink some cool water. Let me help you rest your soul.” Then we dispense grace—sometimes like medicine, sometime like perfume. Grace opens a lot of doors.
When a Minister Can't Manage
Ways for church leaders to respond.
But in many cases, ministers will be expected to do both. So, if you're the one in charge of these individuals, give their underdeveloped strengths some grace and time to develop.