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Take Time for Breath Prayer
This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation.
Take Time for Breath Prayer. This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: Julie Doens/EyeEm/Getty. 0; tweet; email; print.
4 Ways to Make an Agenda Work for You
Consider which approach may work best for your meetings.
A third option groups topics by large categories. Example: Discuss everything about specific line items of the strategic plan at the same time—who, when, budget, everything.
How to Start the Salary Negotiation Process
Tips for approaching conversations about compensation.
They may not know how to talk about compensation, or they may feel awkward about it. So situation awareness is key. When is the best time to talk about compensation?
How to Make Finding a Mentor Less Awkward
Three shifts in the way I thought about mentoring freed me.
Do you have time in your life for this kind of commitment? What is this person expecting of you? How will this impact the other relationships in your life?
Pastoring the Victims of #MeToo
Four steps your church can take to minister well
Many were admitting for the first time that they had been victims of rape, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment. They will need time, empathy, support, and strategic care.
How to Honor Singles in Your Church
Singles need space for grieving and celebration—and the church can offer both.
There's no resolution. I could still be single for a long time. And that's part of the message of this book—that's not a bad life, and I think we need to stop painting that as a bad life.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
To learn more about the greatest difficulties of counseling, I interviewed full-time therapists, pastors whose calling led them into counseling relationships, and professors of counseling
How to Ask a Man to Mentor You
In light of #MeToo, some men are more reluctant than ever to mentor a woman.
Often a busy person will be more willing to give time to a whole group of people rather than just one person. If he doesn't know you well, this may also feel like a safer venue.
Only In a Small Church: Face Time With the Pastor
The disadvantages of a small church are regularly outweighed by the privilege we have of discipling people on a more personal level.
Small Church MinistryNovember 24, 2017. Only In a Small Church: Face Time With the Pastor The disadvantages of a small church are regularly outweighed
Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
thoughts. Every time I started to move forward in ministry, the fear within me told me that I wasn't good enough and there was no way God could use me.
9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend
Also, when church members see a facility upgrade or hear about a ministry need that was met, they're more excited to give the next time. 7. Give quarterly updates.
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
The path forward: There is a time and place for concern about possible future events. If it doesn't require too much preparation time, you really enjoy preaching and leading worship.
Make Your Voice Heard at the Table
3 ways to help get your ideas across when you’re working with men
meeting. It takes time to reassure them they can trust me—even rely on me. Here are some of the ways I have learned to do this over time: Planning Helps. I
Why Taking Minutes Is a “Must”
Here are 4 reasons to take thorough, accurate minutes at your meetings.
compliance. And the law would love you to write them up ASAP, or at least within 60 days. 2. Minutes Save Time and Help Prevent Confusion. Let's face
5 Ways to Protect Your Church
How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
With churchgoers around the country wondering if it's truly safe to attend services, now is the time to create a security plan at your church—one that addresses active shooters.