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The Endlessly Fascinating Microbiology Of Small Church Ministry
Small churches are to megachurches as microbiology is to astronomy. One is small, one is huge, both have value.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
Want An Effective Ministry? Consider Becoming A Zagger
You and your church can have a big impact and great effectiveness by meeting a small, overlooked area of need.
The Mixed Blessings Of Scalable Church
We need to understand why a church is small before we can know if its size is a problem to overcome or an opportunity to capitalize on.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
Our Top 9 Resources on Calling
Here's help to understand God's voice, to live it out, and to help others do the same.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
Are You Missing What God Is Doing While Holding Out For Something Bigger?
When we get to heaven will God ask some of us "Why did you look down on the ministry I gave you?"
Why the Church Needs the Infertile CoupleSubscriber Access Only
We're missing a broader scope of familial love.
A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry.
My Place in the Pulpit
Approaching that giant piece of furniture shook loose all my insecurities, doubts, and fears.
A Pastor's Dilemma: What to Do When You Can't See the Vision for Your Church
Is it okay if a pastor’s calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or, does every church need a pastor-led vision to get behind?
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
Helping People Connect Faith and WorkSubscriber Access Only
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
Quit Telling Pastors We Have to Stop Pastoring to Have a Successful Church
Great churches don't need spiritual enablers or high-achieving CEOs. They need equipping pastors.
A Dying Pastor Reflects on His LegacySubscriber Access Only
With less than a month to live, Buddy Hoffman discusses the highs and lows of 40 years in ministry.
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
Please Stop Saying ‘It’s Just the Way I Am’ to Excuse Mediocrity In Ministry
If anything hinders our ability to do what God has called us to do, we don’t have the option to let it slide.
Why Your Deflated Retirement Dream Might Be God’s Open DoorSubscriber Access Only
After losing my safety net, I see retirement as meaningful vocation, not permanent vacation.
James Brown: The Word of God Undergirds Everything I DoSubscriber Access Only
The sports broadcaster opens up about preaching, calling, and straddling two different worlds.
Top Story August 19, 2019
Put Not Your Trust in Credentials
Put Not Your Trust in Credentials
Chris Arnade’s moving account of “back-row America” made me reconsider my own definition of success.
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