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Pastoring the Victims of #MeToo
Four steps your church can take to minister well
harassment or assault. And more than 2 million American women were victims of domestic violence across 18 states between 1998 and 2002. Experts estimate
5 Ways to Protect Your Church
How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
Don't overlook domestic violence. The most common active shooter scenarios on church campuses involve a spillover of domestic violence. Thus the
The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role
A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches.
Pastors. Most pastors are gifted to serve spiritual needs but often lack business savvy. Violence. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble [θλῖψις]” (John 16:33).
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer. In 1996, the city tallied 26—three times the national average. Aurora was reeling from the violence. But then the murders stopped.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
The Year of Fear. How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory? Marshall 1. Recurring Violence. "I
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
Going Back to Help Others. I have several friends and partners in ministry who by the grace of God have been delivered from a lifestyle of substance abuse and violence.
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
Pastor, How Do You Pray for Your Church? 10 ministry leaders respond. By Mandy Smith, Joshua Ryan Buter, Lee Eclov, and more. Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer.
How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation
Practical ways to care for the wounded.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports “Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner
What It Means to Burn Down a Black Church
Exploring the relentless tradition of arson in the US.
Some 60 years ago, the burning of black churches was a common form of racial violence; according to civil rights historian Taylor Branch, at the height of the civil rights movement, a
Violence at Church
The statistics of deadly force incidents in 2014 at faith-based organizations in the U.S.
Violence at Church. The statistics of deadly force incidents in 2014 at faith-based organizations in the US. Each year, Chinn releases a report of violence in faith-based organizations.
How a Chicago Pastor Helped Rival Gangs Make Peace
After a neighborhood shooting left a toddler paralyzed, Corey Brooks knew it was time for the church to take action.
When a six-month-old baby was shot and killed in gang-related violence in the Chicago neighborhood of Woodlawn three years ago, Corey Brooks and his New Beginnings Church