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How to Honor Singles in Your Church
Singles need space for grieving and celebration—and the church can offer both.
One of the most popular topics on WomenLeaders.com in the past year has been singleness, so we sat down with Joy Beth Smith, author of Party of One (Thomas Nelson, 2018) to
Comparison Is Stealing Your Joy
Five practical tips to fight back
Comparison Is Stealing Your Joy. Five practical tips to fight back. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print. There are so many
Mean Girls in the Church
How to become women who embolden rather than undermine
Several years ago I endeavored to write a Bible study on the Sermon on the Mount for several hundred women. The Bible study was a labor of love, passion, and joy.
Retirement Savings and the Rule of 72s
What pastors and church staff can learn about the power of compounding.
I was too timid in exposing any asset to risk.”. Psychological studies have shown that the pain of loss in the stock market is more powerful than the joy of gains.
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches. Want your people to give with joy? After all, those who have given in the past know the strong sense of joy and thanksgiving with which they gave.
My Winding Road to the Pastorate
It was an inconvenient time to begin feeling called to co-pastor with my husband.
Sobbed would be more honest. And they were not tears of joy, shed by a loving and faithful pastor's wife. They were tears of anguish, regret, and anger.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps.
Time spent in prayer, solitude, and honest conversation with a couple of close friends helped me maintain those boundaries, and serve God and others with more freedom and joy.
Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you
something is “good” or “best?” It's not as simple as saying “no” to all extra obligations because some projects are indeed for us to do; they are growth-producing, life-giving, or joy-filling.
Self-Control for the Sake of Ministry
What does it mean to say “no” to ourselves on behalf of those we serve and influence?
In contrast to slavery, God's Spirit gives us freedom—freedom to make choices not out of fear of punishment, but out of joy and hope in Christ who reconciles all things through his body
Billy Graham’s Altar Calls Were More Than Moments of Decision
For the late evangelist, the time after the sermon was about getting people into church.
revivalism. Charles Finney, for example, wrote that he “wept aloud with joy and love” and “literally bellowed out unutterable gushings of [his] heart. . . .
Called to Ministry? Start Here.
Five steps to become a healthy minister
mind. Maybe it's simply that you experience tremendous joy when you serve in the church and you want to find more where that came from. Whatever
Female Insights into the Christmas Story
Women bring unique perspectives when they teach the Word of God.
before. I had a new understanding, for instance, of what Elizabeth must have experienced when she felt her unborn child leap for joy within her womb.
4 Ways Your Church Can Help People Simplify Christmas
If we want people to slow down, simplify and learn the joy of giving, our church needs to be a place they can do that.
If we want people to slow down, simplify and learn the joy of giving, our church needs to be a place they can do that. Church & CultureNovember 02, 2017.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
spiritual, and physical health is essential.”. Finding strength and joy. “It is hard to shepherd souls. It is hard to combat intricate moral evil. It is hard to help
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
amount of time. The path forward: Tender, holy moments are often found on the margins of life—both in great joy and in deep pain. Instead of immediately
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
Many of the people we preach to know the right answers. Some of us have the joy of discipling new believers who don't know how to follow Jesus. In
Can a pastor be an introvert?
I was no longer content with simply serving others as the person God had created me to be. I was trying to be someone else entirely, and the effort was robbing me of my joy.