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8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God.
accordingly. It's a skill much of evangelical Christianity has not cultivated, particularly when it comes to male-female relationships. 1. Cultivate your relationships. For
Find Your Place in God's Story
Like Esther, you may be exactly where you are for a specific purpose.
change my life. I was 18 at the time and in the midst of a 3-week romance that illustrated the longevity of my high school relationships. My boyfriend had
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
It has taken me 25 years of trial and error to learn how to develop a solid web of supportive relationships. The Challenges of Finding Community. Ministry
Church Turnaround Is An Attitude, Not An Event
Turnarounds require rebuilding of broken trust, reestablishing of eternal principles and repairing of damaged relationships.
Turnarounds require rebuilding of broken trust, reestablishing of eternal principles and repairing of damaged relationships. Church LeadershipAugust
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
went wrong. Probably the biggest lesson was that we shouldn't randomly throw people together. Relationships have to form naturally. People are far
No More Frenemies in Ministry
Rather than see other women leaders as competition, we can serve as advocates and allies for one another.
Well, they both intended to succeed … and so the rivalry began. Complicated competitive relationships among women are not limited to the catwalks and TV shows.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Hales, pastor of Resurrection OC in Orange County, California, moved to the area to plant a church, he and his wife, Ashley, began throwing parties in an effort to build relationships.
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
I wonder if this is the case for many women who lead and do ministry through relationships. There's a fine art to leveraging relationships without making people feel used.
Our Best on Ministry’s Assorted Relationships
Tools to help clarify your many relationships.
While outreach takes a variety of forms, for most the primary opportunities to share their faith come through relationships. This download mentors you
5 Essentials to Build Trust in Your Ministry Team
Lessons from the life of Nehemiah
This research concluded, “Female managers eclipse their male counterparts at setting basic expectations for their employees, building relationships with their subordinates
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
They kept hosting their small group as a rogue gathering, leveraging those relationships and social media to recruit people to another church in town.
Public Schools Are Changing. Should Your Church?
Four lessons for your children’s ministry and your adults.
experience. Yet what happens to relationships with neighbors who attend somewhere else? week. Picture 4: Adult relationships are missing—and eagerly welcomed.
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership. A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 5. Image: Provided by the author.
I'm Here for You . . . Kinda
Ministry is filled with at least four different kinds of relationships.
Often these “I'm here for you” relationships are the ones that drive us closer to God. Just as in the “I'm here for you” category, few relationships fall entirely within this category.
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.
Another person likes the intimacy, the relationships and the access to the pastor that the small church offers. In the same way, we each dislike different things about church sizes.
Find Your Natural Rhythm
You can’t run full speed all the time.
Sustaining healthy relationships and building an affirming community can help ease some of the emotional strain life may bring. Intentionally developing
How to Be a Spiritual Mother
We all have a responsibility to guide younger leaders.
So what does it mean to be a spiritual mother? It means using some of the same skills in relationships with younger Christians that mothers use with their children.
Calling Is Not as Mysterious as You Think
A letter to young women in leadership
While you may be called to different roles or relationships at various points in your life, ultimately your calling is not something to do. It is someone to be.