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11 Ways to Love Your Leader
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month.
experiences. Slip cash in a card. Your pastor and their family have a list of needs you don't know about but your gift can make a big difference. Simply
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
with no string attached.”. Sabrena Klausman has served more than 16 years as a pastor's wife, church planter, and curriculum writer. She and her husband
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
My schedule as a pastor fights against me. Given my already busy schedule, combined with my family commitments, it would be unwise to fill my evenings with counseling appointments
Funeral for a Stranger
What to do—and what to avoid—when eulogizing someone you never met.
The pastor should offer gentle but steady leadership. Most family members are too drained from mourning their loved one to plan an order of service.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
When the pastor gets caught up in success at church, more and more time goes to maintaining or increasing that success, and less and less time gets invested in marriage and family.
Go Ahead and Grin—Church Is Hilarious
Ministry is a lot more fun if you laugh at just about everything.
hung his head sheepishly and said, “Only one family that I know of.” Instead of rubbing it in that he clearly couldn't function without me, I found it amusing that the pastor's family was the
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
Margaret Ewen Peters, a pastor in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, told me how her congregation extended Jesus The owner of the bar wasn't a family member of anyone in the church.
Pastor, Be Careful the Snapshots You Bring Home from Church
When things are going badly at the church, it can be hard on the pastor. But it’s often harder on our spouse.
Church LeadershipFebruary 27, 2017. Pastor, Be Careful the Snapshots You Bring Home from Church When things are going badly at the church, it can be hard on the pastor.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
The Pastor's Private Challenges. Anderson—“most pastors serve in small churches and face financial challenges stemming from student debt, low salaries, and family medical expenses
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
It requires me to collaborate with my family, the congregation, the staff, and the elders of I've learned to pastor more effectively by managing my time and sensory resources, maximizing
How Your Church Feels About Money
What counts as ‘financial wisdom’ depends on your context.
The pastor of a family-business church is also seen as the primary provider of services, much like the owner of a small business. The provider of services
Deal-Breakers: 7 Ways God May Tell a Pastor to Leave a Church
Long-term pastorates are almost always good for the church and the pastor. But when these things happen, it's time to go.
Jesus is our example in that. When a pastor comes to an existing church, it can take a several years to become a true part of the family dynamic of the congregation.
Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife
Could I live up to his calling?
Just like family, we're there for one another. God, in his perfect timing, has brought us a permanent pastor and even additional members as a result of another congregation from our
Through the Directory
Praying through the membership began as a way to grow the church. Something else happened.
You look through heavy eyelids at the bright photo of the Ethan family, made up of two parents and two kids. The Ethan family is on the prayer docket again this morning.
Be Honest: You Don’t Have It All Together
And you don’t have to.
Be Honest: You Don't Have It All Together. And you don't have to. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. It's 100 million degrees in Chicago
A Cop with a Pastor’s Heart
An interview with Marcos Miranda about slain New York City police officer, Rafael Ramos
That would do a lot to quell the conflict. This was a family man; a man who loved God; a man who believed the best way to serve God was to serve humanity.
Include Your Children in Life-Changing Decisions
God is working in their lives too
While this is our first international relocation as a ministry family, it's not the first time we've walked the tightrope of our life-changing decisions with our children.
Sunday Through a Pastor’s Eyes
Or why pastors need naps!
I feel with him genuinely as he shares his family's expectations and the pressure he feels, how he hasn't Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.