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Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
Here are some truths I―and other women who have made similar moves―have learned from making the transition. 1. Your work history is an asset for ministry.
Diminish the Power of Negative Circumstances
Take control of your circumstances by changing your mindset.
Seeing that can change everything. My grandfather's story was a legend we heard many times growing up, a true tale embedded in our family history.
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. My mother was the chair of the Black History Month Committee, which meant I was enlisted in the school's program.
What Makes Your Church Your Church?
3 building blocks to help you tell your story.
Every church body has a history of victories and fall-outs that shape a church's story. Early in the church's history, however, there was a series of public arguments and splits.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
leadership. After graduating college with degrees in political science and history, Loerzel went to work for IBM as a consultant in the federal government sector.
Hillsong Church Doesn't Sing “Shout To The Lord” Anymore? Good For Them
Instead of hitting the replay button, Hillsong is staying true to their mandate and pressing forward. This is something we can all learn from.
church. Whether the ancient hymns, the revival songbook, or the recent classics, there are churches who serve the important role of preserving that history.
Do You Want to See Your Church's Future? Look to Its Past.
How a congregation's history can light its way forward.
Look to Its Past. How a congregation's history can light its way forward. He kindly agreed to share his wisdom with CT on how a local church's history affects its present and future.
How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation
Practical ways to care for the wounded.
“So many things in my life have been horrible, and it always forces me to ask, 'God, is this what you had planned for me?'” Throughout history, the church has held a variety of opinions
Make a Difference for the Kingdom
Whether or not your name eventually appears in history books, we’re all called to do our part.
Whether or not your name eventually appears in history books, we're all called to do our part. Make a Difference for the Kingdom. Whether or not your
Religious Freedom Lessons from the Quakers
What a 17th-century woman leader taught me about fighting for freedom—for all
0; tweet; email; print. I'm not a Quaker, but the Quakers are a big part of my family history. My mother's family came to America with William Penn, the Quaker who founded Pennsylvania.
Too Close to Home: Why Charleston Matters to All of Us
Charleston left me shocked and stunned. But the change I expected never came.
I was stunned by the overwhelming history and mystery wrapped up in this racially motivated massacre that took place in 2015. History does not always report what is factual or true.
Bravely Live Out Your Calling
Joan of Arc is a prophetic witness for us all.
Charles. Jehanne, or, as she is now known, Joan of Arc, radically impacted European history and has inspired men, women, and children for generations.
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
When God gives a woman in your ministry the gift of leadership— something we see throughout the Bible and the history of the church—how will you help her steward her gift well in
The Legacy of Women in the Black Church
I stand on the shoulders of the strong black women who have gone before me.
women who are the propagators of the black church. Black women have a long and intricate history with the church. Women, making up 70 to 90 percent of
5 Takeaways from the Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling
What a federal judge’s opinion does—and doesn’t—mean at this point.
to characterize [the housing allowance] as an effort by Congress to treat ministers fairly and avoid religious entanglement, the plain language of the statute, its legislative history and its
Why We Can’t Afford To Be Dismissive Toward Small Churches
The micro half of the body of Christ must be as fully encouraged, resourced and engaged as the macro half.
Whether the church is strong or weak, in revival or decline, growing or shrinking, the normal state for most congregations at every time in history and in every region of the world is
Don’t Take “No” for an Answer
When God calls, he'll help you find a way to fulfill that calling.
calling. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. Editor's Note: February is Black History Month, and that's important for all of us. Together