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Unresolved Relationship Issues
Recognizing, addressing, and helping others deal with transference.
her. Karen didn't know it at the time, but she was working out aspects of her unresolved mother-daughter relationship via a process called transference:
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
4. Subscription to an Audio Service. As a pastor, I don't have a lot of time. 7. A Spa Visit or Massage. Pastoral work often means I spend a lot of time in my heart and head.
Poured Out for the Church
Releasing the desire to be right, even when you’ve been wronged
Even as we forgive―forgiving again every time we remember a transgression―another temptation persists: the temptation to embrace victimhood, the temptation to isolate one's self
Lead in a Way Only You Can
Many have tried to box us in or tell us who we should be, but we are kingdom women, and we are diverse.
In fact, it shines in all sorts of ways. We aren't genderless, and there is something so mysterious about the gender identity that I so often have a difficult time wrapping my brain around.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
I've learned not to rule out part-time gigs. There are growing opportunities for employment in part-time and three-quarter time pastoral ministries. To obtain
When You Feel Like a Failure
Whether you've truly failed―or you just feel like a failure―the experience can actually be a blessing.
She'd rendered me mute, as well. The meeting crippled me for a long time. Two weeks later, I moved two states south to take on a promotion with the same outreach organization.
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
In my mid-30's, college was a distant memory, and the thought of pulling together enough time, focus, and mental energy to sit down and write a paper sounded like signing up for
How to Finish 2017 Strong
Get a head start on year-end tasks.
Take time to reflect on the “reason for the season.” With so much to get done at this time of year, it's easy to only think about the tasks in front of you—which means stopping and taking
How to Keep Leading When You Feel Like Falling Apart
5 things to do when you face tragedy and turmoil
I determined to spend what little time we had making lasting memories with my friend. But she died the very next Sunday. 1. Be reminded of God's love through this difficult time.
IRS Provides Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
What to know about this tax-free assistance.
A leave-sharing program allows employees to forgo vacation, sick, or other personal leave time in exchange for the value of the leave time being contributed to a qualifying charitable
Find Your Prophetic Voice
First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice
I wonder if the church has lost some of its prophetic leaders. Martin Luther King, Jr. once stated, “There was a time when the church was very powerful. Time to Speak Up.
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print. My move from business to full-time ministry happened so fast, I probably should have seen a chiropractor for whiplash.
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
Sabbath Is More than Rest. Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more. As my responsibilities grew, however, the leisure of such time was shoved aside.
Signs Of Life: 7 Ways To Find A Great Small Church To Attend And Serve
Look for a church that does small church things well, instead of trying to do big church things on a smaller scale.
That's what I keep hearing, anyway. So, with all the small churches around, why do so many people seem to have a hard time finding a good one? It's not because they don't exist.
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.
Because this year, for the first time in many years, we're not doing a Trunk-Or-Treat Halloween alternative. But we knew there would never be a better time than now to find that out.
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
I just saw you as my mom. Do you remember times when I had a hard time figuring out how to lead or preach? Yes ministry. I wrestled with that for a long time.
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
A few of the older women were so lonely that they monopolized the younger women's time without offering practical help. Take Time to Grieve. So I took time to let that truth sink in.
Break Your Day into Thirds
A creative way to avoid burnout in ministry
early afternoon. Most of my direct time with high school and middle school students started in the late afternoon, followed by a slew of evening events. I
Find Your Place in God's Story
Like Esther, you may be exactly where you are for a specific purpose.
I was 18 at the time and in the midst of a 3-week romance that illustrated the longevity of my high school relationships. However, Henrietta Mears wasted no time in answering it.