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Band of Sisters
How I moved from a lone ranger to intentionally amplifying the work of other women leaders
My first foray into ministry as vocation wasn't with a church, but rather as a guest preacher and worship leader, filling the pulpit or leading worship for pastors who were away for a week.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
When church members join the staff, their place of worship becomes their workplace. We are paying closer attention to the worship and community opportunities within our organization.
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry
The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry.
by their gumption. One young mom I know leads worship at her church while her newborn daughter sleeps on her chest in a baby wrap. Another mom
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.
Impacting our community for Jesus takes more than having a great worship service and solid, biblical teaching. Church & CultureMay 30, 2017. Why Was
Where Have All the Lamenters Gone?
No one laments more than God, so why do we as leaders feel pressure to keep a happy face?
happy face? Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print. Would King David be hired as your church's worship pastor? Would you
My Place in the Pulpit
Approaching that giant piece of furniture shook loose all my insecurities, doubts, and fears.
As was my custom, I walked across the street from our parsonage to the church building around 10 pm to practice the worship songs for the following morning's service.
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry. Church & CultureMarch 10, 2017. Clumped
Overlooked: When Women Are Passed Over for Leadership
Research suggests a reason for this phenomenon beyond the glass ceiling.
Scenario #2. When a large, Midwestern church felt ready to hire a full-time worship leader, they embarked on a year-long search. They curiously overlooked
Saving the Funeral from an Untimely Death
People today are confused about what funerals are for. How should pastors respond?
It becomes a vicious cycle. When the funeral isn't worship, there's no compelling reason to go. It is public worship whose intent is to deepen our hope in the Resurrection.
You Are Needed
The church—the entire body of Christ—needs women leaders.
church Mylinda pastored. Most of the worship settings I chose hadn't yet figured out what they believed about females in the church. Questions soon
Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community
Your church has the world's greatest treasure. Don’t hide it behind layers of misdirection and insider lingo, daring people to find it.
home. The worship was dynamic, the people were friendly, the message was biblical and engaging, the sense of the presence of God was genuine.
No, Our Church Doesn't Sing New Music to Appeal to Nonbelievers
Our church's song list is not an evangelism tool. It's meant to glorify God and involve the saints in worship.
Our church's song list is not an evangelism tool. It's meant to glorify God and involve the saints in worship. It's meant to glorify God and involve the saints in worship.
The Glorious Inefficiency of a Healthy Small Church
A worship service can be conducted efficiently, but worship can't. It requires time to ponder, reflect and celebrate.
A worship service can be conducted efficiently, but worship can't. It requires time to ponder, reflect and celebrate. But not when I worship. Or fellowship. Worship Is too Important to Rush.
Rise Above the Double Standard
Women leaders are forced to find an impossible golden mean between too much and not enough.
But often women in leadership find the opposite. They find themselves affirmed to be leaders then critiqued for leading. Be the worship leader, but run any changes by a male leader.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
Some of us have the joy of discipling new believers who don't know how to follow Jesus. In either case, we invite them to read Scripture, serve, pray, worship. Why don't they do it?