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Sleep: The Neglected Gift
As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep.
Declining church growth, unsupportive staff, balancing ministry and family priorities, criticism, financial challenges, and unreasonable demands of the congregation can keep the pastor
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
1. Hold Tight to Priorities. To do this, they are very clear about their top priorities in life and work, and won't be waylaid by the priorities and values of others.
Ministry as a Young Mom
3 ways to minister well as you adjust to a new normal
While this may frustrate my best friend who frequently texts me and eagerly wants me to respond, it has forced me to create boundaries that reinforce my priorities when I am at home.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space. Five solutions for mobile churches. Shannon Jirik. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors. For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange. Marshall
Violent Incidents at Churches Are Rising
Statistics from 2015 are the highest yet seen.
Were I to sum up the priorities for church safety for 2015, I would say we are at one of those critical times in church history that truly calls for prayer. I believe
When a Minister Can't Manage
Ways for church leaders to respond.
Talk first about what fuels them. They're savvy; they know management is part of the gig, but make sure they know you understand their priorities. It's
The Busy Pastor’s Guide to Inbox Shalom
A clear email inbox is a ministry aid. Here’s how to get (and stay) there.
Against a backdrop of other priorities and tasks, processing that electronic pile—which could include items relevant to any of the 15 categories of your job description—can feel
Is Having It All Worth Having?
Three practices that help me focus on what matters.
That season has passed and my kids no longer need this from me. My current priorities require a different allocation of my limited resources of time and energy.
Say Goodbye to Leadership Overload
And say hello to the right priorities
Say Goodbye to Leadership Overload. And say hello to the right priorities. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. Jethro suggested three new priorities.
How Doing Fewer Events Is Helping Our Church Do Better Ministry
If your church, or a department in it, needs to hit the refresh button, it’s not a backwards step to strip things down to the basics.
If your church, or a department in it, needs to hit the refresh button, it's not a backwards step to strip things down to the basics.
6 Ways To Leverage Your Church's Limited Resources For Greater Ministry Impact
Every church needs a plan that helps decide which needs they’ll respond to and which ones they won’t. This isn’t easy, but it’s important.
Sometimes a church's priorities will be based on the severity of the need, but we also should make some of those decisions based on which needs we can make the biggest difference in
Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead
Managing tension between marriage and ministry
ministry is hard. Navigating competing values and priorities, cross-gender relationships, and loneliness can be frustrating and discouraging. But if you