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Meet with women from across the country for community, encouragement, and discussion.
Sure, I had great support from the other pastoral staff (all male), and I did find a handful of We'll be tackling topics like what self-care looks like when you're in leadership, how to navigate
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
Fearing My Own Strength. In my previous church, I was the Minister of Pastoral Care and functioned as an assistant pastor. In fact, congregants introduced me as their pastor.
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
more women to lead (whether in the hospitality ministry, the women's ministry, or the pastoral ministry), we 1 Peter 5:1–2 urges elders to shepherd and serve the flock under their care.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
Most of our non-pastoral job descriptions mirrored the wording of equivalent jobs from the secular Take the time to care for your staff members' spiritual lives as they serve the body of
Your Most Undervalued Role
The slow, small, but immeasurably sacred work of pastoral care.
Good shepherds. Psalm 23 is the very definition of pastoral care. “The Lord is my shepherd.” My Pastor. A church forever.”. That's pastoral care. Sacred intruders. I
CT Pastors' Top 16 Articles of 2016
From ministry temptations to high callings, here is this year's best training and wisdom for pastors.
Your Sermon. by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones. From research to outline, and everything in between. 6. My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care. by Lee Eclov.
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
And ultimately, may we release them into God's care. By adopting these ancient but timely practices, I'm learning to guard my pastoral heart against the temptations of relevance, self
Subtle Discrimination in Churches
Who are you unintentionally leaving out?
For the pastoral staff, it establishes clear expectations, helps keep track of and care for people, and creates a unified body with a clearly defined mission.
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
It's critical. Now if that's all you're doing, and you've lost sight of the table, the circle, you're going to become unhealthy and ineffective in pastoral care and discipleship.
Sometimes a Small Church Is the Right Tool for the Job
Big and megachurches do a lot of great ministry. But they can’t do everything.
That's why they delegate pastoral care to other capable people, so no one gets left out. This is not an argument that pastors need to do all the pastoral care.
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy
In four years of pastoral ministry, I’ve had to preach through four national tragedies.
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy. In four years of pastoral ministry, I've had to preach through four national tragedies. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
Stilling the Storm
A book review
I kept thinking, “I wish I would have read this earlier!” This book offers a unique framework for the relationship between corporate worship and pastoral care.