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Fall : The State of Church Ministry, 2019

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In this Issue
We Were Seduced by Power
We Were Seduced by PowerSubscriber Access Only
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
The Loneliness of the Pastor-Theologian
The Loneliness of the Pastor-Theologian
How to find encouragement in this unique vision and calling.
Two Churches, One Roof
Two Churches, One Roof
Can congregations share space without butting heads?
The Embodied Church in a Digital Age
The Embodied Church in a Digital Age
Should we cheer or moan when online churches perform virtual baptisms?
How to Become a Trauma-Informed Congregation
How to Become a Trauma-Informed Congregation
These suggestions will help your church better care for survivors of abuse.
The Pastor’s Pay in 2019 and Beyond
The Pastor’s Pay in 2019 and Beyond
Emerging trends for how the ministers of today and tomorrow will be compensated.
A Team Approach to Sermon Preparation
A Team Approach to Sermon Preparation
It is not good that preachers should prepare their messages alone.
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break Virtue
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break VirtueSubscriber Access Only
Is it possible to build willpower like a muscle?
Your Small Groups Can Be Safe Havens
Your Small Groups Can Be Safe HavensSubscriber Access Only
Three ways to encourage healthy sharing and listening in these settings.
Ministry in the #MeToo Moment
Ministry in the #MeToo MomentSubscriber Access Only
As abuse awareness grows, pastors are searching for ways to protect the vulnerable and care for survivors.
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