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The Turbulent Calling of Bivocational Ministry
Three honest stories about its rewards and challenges.
8 Simple (but not easy) Rules for Movement: Part 6 - Send Co-Vocational Teams
When so-called “secular” work is seen as part of the mission, it can aid the church reproducing the process.
Was I Betraying My Church by Interviewing Elsewhere?
Seasons of pastoral transition are conflicting—and they should be.
How David Brooks Meandered Toward God
The New York Times columnist hasn’t become a Christian of the “Protestant evangelical variety,” but his latest book offers a fine example of spiritual autobiography.
This Fantasy Novelist Showed Me What It Means to Fear God
How Lois McMaster Bujold’s Hugo Award–winning stories depict reverence in the face of divine mystery.
Exploring the Growing Trend of Taking a Gap Year before College
When chosen wisely, a gap year can meet a student exactly where they are and provide what they need to thrive in college.
One-on-One with Kristen Padilla on Women in Vocational Ministry
Author of ‘Now That I’m Called’ on how churches can better engage and deploy women in vocational ministry.
Saving RetirementSubscriber Access Only
Growing old is not what it used to be. For millions of retirees, that may actually be good news.
Florida’s Oldest Place to Grow OldSubscriber Access Only
Dowling Park was a retirement community built around widows and orphans. A century later, it’s a model for intergenerational ministry.
Your Plan B Is Still God’s Plan A
What a failed church plant taught me about divine purpose and provision.
God Has a Plan for Your Life. But You Can't Find It Alone.
How community helps us discern our callings.
Ministry Lessons from the Life of Eugene Peterson
9 church leaders share what they learned through his books, letters, and friendship.
God Called Me to Quit My Job. But Did I Trust Him Without a Paycheck?
A round-the-world research trip is teaching me the power of God's provision.
God of the Second ShiftSubscriber Access Only
The theology of work conversation is thriving. Why are most workers missing from it?
Our October Issue: Rethinking VocationSubscriber Access Only
Work is both “do what you love” and “do what you must.”
How Mothers (and Others) Minister in Disrupted Spaces
Christ's kingdom work involved detours. Can we follow his model?
Consider the Stem Cell: A Biology Instructor's Reflection on Calling
There are more than biological principles inside cells.
God Calls Me to Motherhood and Art. How Do I Do Both?
The cofounder of a new art and vocation institute in South Carolina aims to address the intersection of faith, family, creativity, and calling.
Transitioning from Bi-Vocational to Vocational Ministry: 3 Questions
Three questions that can help guide you and your churches if you are considering this transition.
Give People Dignity the World Has Taken AwaySubscriber Access Only
What an alcoholic pastor taught me about administering the presence of God.
Top Story July 23, 2019
How Can So Many Pastors Be Godly and Dysfunctional at the Same Time?
How Can So Many Pastors Be Godly and Dysfunctional at the Same Time?
Illuminating the blind spots in most approaches to spiritual formation.
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