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11 Ways to Love Your Leader
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month. - Article
Bring flowers you purchase or pick. If your pastor is married, give flowers to their spouse. Find out your pastor's favorite beverage (soda, tea, etc.) and stock them up.
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. - Article
healthy marital relationship. This is where it starts and ends. The best safeguard against infidelity is focused time with your spouse. Work-life balance
Share, Listen, and Listen Some More
Every woman knows how to minimize herself, and we need to put a stop to it—here’s how. - Article
My excitement waned when acquaintance after acquaintance assumed him the staff person and me the staff spouse―simply and solely because he was a man.
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in - Article
With an increasing number of singles seeking out how to “do life” without the spouse their church assumes they have or should have, it's crucial that we as leaders bring singles out of
10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
Whether single or married, we can all advocate for single women in ministry. - Article
We might guess that she's desperate for a spouse, even offering to set her up with a friend. In reality, this may be more discouraging to her than anything.
Pastor, Be Careful the Snapshots You Bring Home from Church
When things are going badly at the church, it can be hard on the pastor. But it’s often harder on our spouse.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
When things are going badly at the church, it can be hard on the pastor. But it's often harder on our spouse. Church pastor. But it's often harder on our spouse.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? - Article
As one middle-age dad said to me, “I come into church carrying all the burdens of the week. I have a long list of things I need to do at home, at work, as a spouse or a friend or a parent.
My Husband Isn’t Called to Ministry
My dreams of ministering together were dashed, but I got something better in return. - Article
activities. I still believed the solution to our problem lay in intentionally serving in ministry together, as I had once dreamed of doing with my future spouse.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Disclosure needs to be done in a way to help those around you. This is a part of the process that you cannot control. A spouse's response will be different for every man.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
very attractive. People want to affirm and be with someone who is successful. 7. Ministry growth can lead to an unhappy spouse at home. When the pastor
Churches and Copyright • Defining 'Stewards' • OSHA Crackdown: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week. - Article
Making plans to play tennis with a friend or cook a meal with your spouse compels you to focus on an approach goal (doing something pleasurable) instead of an avoidance goal (not
Q&A: Are Housing Expenses Paid Directly By a Church Nontaxable? - Article
[The minister and his spouse] have not As [the minister and his spouse] had no written agreement with the church concerning this matter, they have failed to comply with the regulations.
Why Was I So Hard On That Church I Visited?
Impacting our community for Jesus takes more than having a great worship service and solid, biblical teaching.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
decision to follow Jesus. Either on their own or with their spouse and/or kids, they get in the car and head out. Nervous, but excited. The person who
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
because of the realities of modern life. A great metaphor for this is taking your phone to dinner with a spouse or a friend. You are either looking into the
Kyle Idleman: God Never Wastes What We Go Through
Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry.
Often we don't. We can be overly sensitive to a careless comment from a friend, an aggressive driver on the road, or a condescending tone of voice from a spouse.
Are You Missing What God Is Doing While Holding Out For Something Bigger?
When we get to heaven will God ask some of us "Why did you look down on the ministry I gave you?"
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
ministry wasn't bigger, he'll respond with, “I gave you a hurting church to pastor, neighbors in spiritual and moral crises, and a family that needed you to be a loving spouse and parent.
Offer Support, Not Shame
10 things I’ve learned while walking with wives of sexual offenders - Article
duped. In other situations, I have never met the husbands but have watched these wives navigate a new existence: life with a spouse behind bars. Mostly
Faithful through the Ages
A case for intergenerational communities - Article
The challenge of losing a spouse is more common in intergenerational community: my friends in their 30's and 40's are not typically walking this road.
Monday Church Management Roundup: 2/10/14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week. - Article
The counselor or counselee becomes the object of attraction instead of one's spouse. One or both of the parties see the other as something his or her
Me, The Preacher's Husband
Supporting your spouse's ministry isn't one-size-fits-all.
The expectations. It's easy for me, as a man, to take on roles like these when I don't view them as stereotypical expectations. Pastors' wives have not historically
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