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Lead Well Alongside Men
5 tips for co-laboring for the kingdom
The vision in the creation narrative in Genesis is that of women and men created to work together as image bearers of God and coworkers tasked with caring for the earth.
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
work!” The awkward silence that followed was an eloquent commentary—how could one overlook something that commands people's time and shapes their attitudes and aspirations in
Top 10 Articles of 2017
You don’t want to miss any of our most popular articles.
Dorothy Little Greco. 4. Clues for Your Calling. Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you. Jo Saxton.
Unresolved Relationship Issues
Recognizing, addressing, and helping others deal with transference.
that guided her during childhood. Namely, if you want to be liked, work harder than everyone else and make yourself indispensable. In the context of
The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2017
Immigration law, hurricane response, the housing allowance: what readers kept clicking on this year.
9. “What a Pastoral Coach Says Pastors Need for Spiritual Self-Care” by Seth Humeniuk and Samuel Ogles. Ways to create a healthy rhythm in ministry work.
Don’t Try To Be Successful, Try To Do Good Work
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they’ll always have a healthy ministry.
Don't try to be successful. Try to do good work. Not people-pleasing work, God-honoring work; Not self-promoting work, Christ- magnifying work; Good Work As Its Own Reward.
Counseling Others When You Have Your Own "Me Too" Story
How to walk alongside sexual assault victims when you’ve been a victim yourself
As “me too” leaders venture into this redeeming work, here are some pitfalls we need God's wisdom to avoid: You'll need to continue doing the work of healing on your own.
ECFA Releases 2017 State of Giving Report
Annual numbers show increase in giving to ministries.
Members of ECFA are doing wonderful work to serve people in need in myriad ways, and donations made to these ministries are being used to make the world a better place.”.
Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
If you're not familiar with Jess Connolly's name, you may be familiar with her work. Amy Jackson: What is your calling, and how has that molded your work and what you say “yes” to?
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
When you are tempted to give up, I encourage you to remember not only the past but also the future, where the significance of your life's work, which may seem so small, will be
11 Ways to Love Your Leader
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month.
These are my heroes. Many of them work and serve in your church. Together, may we cheer our pastors and leaders on in their work, life, and families.
5 Ways to Protect Your Church
How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
to make. If you discover there are elements missing from your security plan, then you'll need to have your team work together to resolve them. To help
Responding to Injuries at Church
What to do when employees or volunteers get hurt.
Churches should have safety policies in place—ones that cover how employees and volunteers do their work—to make sure they are complying with OSHA and state law.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
Here are three ways you can thrive in a volatile ministry market. 1. Put your pastoral skills to work elsewhere. There I was able to work with students, faculty, parents, and townspeople.
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
After a brief time wrestling with the decision, I applied, thinking, Well, I guess when I finish in a few years, I will…go work for a church? 1. Your work history is an asset for ministry.