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10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
Whether single or married, we can all advocate for single women in ministry.
I am fortunate to know many amazing single women in ministry. They serve in student ministry, women's ministry, missions, small groups, teaching roles, and church planting.
Church Size Is About Personal Preference, Nothing More
As long as your preferences are about positive opportunities, not negative excuses, it doesn't matter what size of church you go to.
While some studies show that small churches have more new converts, adult baptisms, calls into ministry and missions giving per capita than big churches, others suggest that big
8 Reasons Churches Should Partner with Secular Community Groups
How can we reach our communities if they have no idea we love them? And how will they know we love them if we don’t work alongside them?
Our church used to partner exclusively with other Christian ministries. For everything from missions to community service. Before that, we would only
Small Church, Big Ministry
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to feed 145,000.
Then in 2000, Raymie Malloy took on leadership of the church's Social, Mission, and Outreach Ministry, which gave oversight to food collection and distribution.
6 Symptoms of Church Ministry Silos
And ways to help cure this type of disunity.
5. Replicate best practices. Don't waste time and energy with every ministry department coming up with their own systems for how to do guest services, volunteering, and missions trips.
Rescuing Short Term Missions
Tony Myles shares insights on how to lead a productive mission trip.
Flipping Missions is our attempt to be a pastoral partner by speaking into your team members six weeks before and after your trip, not to mention during your experience.
4 Ways to Overcome Biases against Missions Giving
How to encourage greater generosity in this important area of the church budget.
4 Ways to Overcome Biases against Missions Giving. How to encourage greater generosity in this important area of the church budget. Ruth Moon. 0; tweet.
Can We Really Be Like Christ?
Rethinking the incarnational ministry model
In recent years, an attempt to connect the Christ hymn with the modern church's responsibility toward missions has given rise to a movement known as “incarnational ministry.” As with
An Unlikely Convert to Short-Term Missions
And other items from around the web.
Essay of the Week - First kiss at 24. Married at 36. "I wanted nothing to do with marriage and children of my own because of what I experienced growing up.
Create Your Church’s Vision Statement
It starts with a dream
This is achieved through their mission statement. All ministries should possess two missions: Internal mission: Connection must be at the center of every group's purpose.
A Pastoral Rant about Pastoral Recommendations
An open letter to every single human being who has ever asked for a pastoral recommendation (or who might ask for one in the future).
Oops. The “Who is this person again?” recommendation. Someone in our church asked me to complete a recommendation so they could apply for a missions agency.
Faith and Law Are Key Reasons for Vaccinations
Why ministry is helped when church leaders consider creating vaccination policies.
We don't think so. In the latest issue of Christianity Today, Dr. Matthew Loftus, who was himself almost killed from the side effects of a vaccination taken for a medical missions trip, writes,.
11 Places for Greeters
Has your church considered all of these placement opportunities?
information. Chuck Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary. You
Q&A: Sleeping Arrangements for Minors
Safeguards to protect youth and your ministry.
Richard Hammar. 0; tweet. share. expand: email; print; save. 0; tweet; email; print. Q: Our church is sending a group of high school students on a 10-day missions trip.
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
The healthier the church is, the more Christians mobilize into outward-looking teams to start new groups. New churches. New missions. New movements.
12 Frequent Burdens of Church Staff
Address these common frustrations to help those serving thrive.
Church Staff. Chuck Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary. You