Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.

I have struggled over the years as I’ve tried to find balance in practicing Sabbath. As a new believer, I took the Ten Commandments as gospel and thought a lot about what it means to keep it holy. For me, that easily translated into going to church, and then coming home ...


Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
Lead from Where You Are
Image: iStock

"You walk with God and teach others out of that." My professor's words etched themselves onto my soul as he spoke.

Over a decade later, I have yet to forget them. In fact, they have become a simple reminder―a scripted placard hanging on the doorpost of my mind―that ...


Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
Disillusioned by the Church
Image: iStock

Lisa could not believe what she was hearing.

The worship pastor at her church was clearly a very gifted musician. On Sundays, he consistently produced the highest quality worship program she ever experienced. Unfortunately, it was evident his quest for musical perfection came ...


Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
Image: Provided by the author

I’m purposeful in how I develop my staff members as leaders. I tell them what I see in them, put them in new situations which stretch them, sit with them regularly to ask, “How do you need to vent, process, or pray with me?” And, as uncomfortable as it makes ...


We Need a Cascade Effect in the Church
What might happen if more women were leading in the church?
We Need a Cascade Effect in the Church
Image: iStock

A pack of wolves makes their way to the winding mountain stream for a cool drink of water. They are healthy and strong—their coats wave back and forth in the crisp mountain breeze. As the sun pierces through the trees and illuminates the wolves, a glowing effect is created ...


Break Your Day into Thirds
A creative way to avoid burnout in ministry
Break Your Day into Thirds
Image: iStock

I was only a couple of years into ministry and already on the verge of burn out. As the director of a youth outreach organization, my job often involved early morning breakfast meetings with donors, followed by administrative duties throughout the morning and early afternoon. ...


8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God.
8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
Image: iStock

My cell phone gets me. If I type the letter “B,” it knows I probably want to text my husband. If I enter the word “World,” it suggests “Relief,” knowing I’m probably headed in that direction. My phone knows how to read the room and respond ...


Follow us

FacebookTwitterRSS

free newsletters:

Most Popular Posts

Disillusioned by the ChurchLead from Where You AreDiscover Your God-Given CallingAnswering the Call of God