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Ministry Lessons from the Life of Eugene Peterson
9 church leaders share what they learned through his books, letters, and friendship.
Giving Sabbath a Rest
How God's grace turned my strict views upside down.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
Pastor, Take a Vacation—for the Good of Your Church
You are not the linchpin holding your congregation together.
The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
Lord, Save Me from My Side Hustle
Hard work is a virtue. But Scripture warns of its vice.
Keeping the Sabbath Saved My Marriage, My Ministry, and Probably My Life
I used to think resting from work was selfish, until I considered the example of Jesus.
9 No-Fault Reasons Some Local Churches Close Their Doors
Is it an admission of defeat or disobedience to acknowledge that congregations have a finite life-span?
List of Pastors' Retreats and Getaways
Here are some free or discounted retreat opportunities for pastors.
Choose to Pause and Fill Up
Pausing in a selah with Christ is the catalyst of revival, restoration, and peace.
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
Sleep: The Neglected Gift
As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep.
Church Turnarounds Are About Direction And Consistency, Not Speed Or Size
It's called a turnaround for a reason. It's more about the direction you’re heading than the speed you’re going.
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
Are We Missing the Point of Spiritual Disciplines?Subscriber Access Only
The goal isn't merely getting closer to God, but making a difference in everyday life.
Break Your Day into Thirds
A creative way to avoid burnout in ministry
Why I’m Not Worried About The Future Of The Church – Or The Church Of The Future
Churches that adapt their methods to advance Jesus’ mission will struggle, but survive and thrive.
How Dogs Help Us Experience Sabbath RestSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'The Grace of Dogs.'
Do We Treat Sunday the Way the Earliest Christians Did?Subscriber Access Only
Historian Justo González charts how observance of the Lord’s Day has changed over time.
The 3 Best Times to Bring Needed Change to a Church
Healthy churches are always looking for ways to make good things better. They don’t wait for something to break before they fix it.
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Religious Freedom Isn’t Just for Christians
Religious Freedom Isn’t Just for Christians
A Supreme Court cruelty reveals how we can love our neighbors.
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