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Take Time for Breath Prayer
This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation.
Many are surprised when they learn that meditation as a practice rests at the core of Christian spirituality as an invitation to dwell on, pay attention to, and engage with God, his works
Hiring Involves Strategic Planning and Careful Budgeting
Don't hire before you ask a few key questions.
Where do churches go wrong when hiring staff and dealing with staff costs? The biggest mistake people make in the church world is that they hire for spirituality and not for competence.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
skeptical of talk of the spirit world. “In Guatemala, with its deep roots in Mayan and Aztec spirituality, the spirit world is real! Most people will have a story
The Spirituality of Slowing Down and Shutting Up
How do you connect with God in a society of perpetual noise and busyness?
The Spirituality of Slowing Down and Shutting Up. How do you connect with God in a society of perpetual noise and busyness? Todd Hunter. 0; tweet; link.
Churches and the Americans with Disabilities Act
How compliance helps churches welcome all people—including individuals with disabilities.
is equal and to discriminate against people with disabilities is to deny somebody's soul, to deny somebody's faith, to worth and value as they connect to God and spirituality and their
Knowing What People Give
One pastor's thoughts on when to check church donor records.
church. They believe the checkbook is a barometer of a person's spirituality, and knowing a person's giving pattern is necessary for proper pastoral care.
Spiritual Opportunity in Silicon Valley
An interview with Skip Vaccarello.
People might consider Silicon Valley to be the hub of “spirituality” like the kind you find in the life of Steve Jobs or others, but not necessarily a place where you'd find many expressions
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
We introduced calling to our culture. The church workplace should be the pinnacle of organizational spirituality. It exists to advance the Spirit's work of forming people in Jesus Christ.
When Pastors Pray, Part 2
God called me to minister to desperate ministers
This appears to portray the great spirituality of the pastor, but in actuality it shows the reasons for the dissatisfaction with their prayer life and the breeding ground for pastoral burnout.
Learning to Love the Church
When I became a pastor I didn't like much about the complexities of community in general and of a holy community in particular.
spiritualities. Self-spirituality has become the hallmark of our age. The spirituality of Me. A spirituality of self-centering, self-sufficiency, and self-development.
Journey Toward Hope
What a unique cancer ministry can teach you about pastoring people in crisis.
How did that happen? McCray: Through a commitment to holistic medicine. Healthcare should mean including spirituality in the process of support. The
When Loving Your Sheep Hurts
How I found healing after betrayal in ministry
I believe that many believers put on masks as I did. We learn to “do church.” We follow the rules of perceived spirituality and do what it takes to get our jobs done.
Let the Gospel Be Slow
Recognize how impatience hurts your leadership
will pop up. Upon close inspection, many of them belie the human tendency to want bigger, better, faster. Even in our spirituality. A pastor recently received
Guard Your Study Time with a Blowtorch
…and other strategies for becoming a Pastor Theologian.
theology. Todd took this advice to heart several years ago and began reading Jonathan Edwards's masterwork on Christian spirituality, Religious Affections.
The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
The notion of a slowed-down spirituality—or slowed-down leadership—in which their doing for Jesus flows out of their being with Jesus is a foreign concept.