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For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life
Real prayer is about relationship. And relationships are hard. Even (especially?) with God.
Church LeadershipSeptember 25, 2017. For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life Real prayer is about relationship. A healthy prayer life is hard work.
6 Ways to Lead Your Church Well in 2018
How to raise up new leaders, cast vision, and plan for the new year.
Find ways to apply your strengths as a solution. Pray for your church. Too often, prayer is an afterthought when it comes to conversation, articles, and books about church leadership.
11 Ways to Love Your Leader
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month.
Pray for your pastor and write your prayer as a thank you card. Offer to take your pastor's vehicle for service and cleaning. Together, may we cheer our
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
More. From a Counselor: Rebecca Meyer. The sermon text was Psalm 88, a raw, riveting prayer of a depressed author, and the pastor did not hold back.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
In Korea, the talk is more about how to get close to God, develop a life of prayer, and become spiritually strong. They talk about prayer, but don't actually pray together very much.”.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer. Engbarth said, “On a few occasions, a gang member threatened a drive by shooting if we went ahead with a prayer vigil.
Break Your Day into Thirds
A creative way to avoid burnout in ministry
another five hours. Likewise, if I had early morning prayer meetings or pancake breakfasts, I would try my hardest not to schedule evening meetings. I knew
Pastor, How Do You Pray for Your Church?
10 ministry leaders respond.
like: “From fairly extensive reading about pastor and priest predecessors, I was impressed that everyday pastoral life was primarily concerned with developing a life of prayer among the
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
She did not lose heart. She continued to serve the Lord no matter what she faced. She organized gatherings for testimonies, discipleship, and prayer.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
God's own supply. Along with prayer, there are several practical things we can do for the immigrant next door. Practical Soul Needs. “People migrate with
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer. Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
The Power of Ethical Congruence
Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians.
When Senate chaplain Barry Black finished his keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 2, the normally restrained crowd of religious leaders, politicians, and
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.
We Are Called to Be Faithful, Not Successful
As my pastorate crumbled around me, I learned what God truly expects of us.
As I write these words, I whisper a prayer for you as you read them—a prayer that you, too, might awaken to “enough-ness.” A prayer for you on Monday morning as you take stock of a
How Do I Take a Prayer Retreat?
9 key questions answered to help you meet with God.
How Do I Take a Prayer Retreat? 9 key questions answered to help you meet with God. Here are answers to the frequently asked questions. Why would I take a prayer retreat?