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When the Path to Ministry Is an Obstacle Course
What if the things that seem to get in the way of ministry actually qualify us for it?
Trying to fit what felt like a tidal wave of calling into that tiny box of limitations brought real confusion and pain, which not only affected my sense of calling, but also my whole sense of
My Mixed Feelings about Ordination
How could I know if ordination was the right step for me?
have wrestled with my own call to ministry, with ordination, and with titles. A Calling Named. “I'm going to be a youth minister.” Those were the words that
Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God. Connolly has a clear calling that guides everything she does.
There's Something in the Water
How second-generation gender bias makes it difficult for women leaders to thrive
disadvantage.”. Good Intentions Are Not Enough. Let's be clear. We're not calling out men for evil intent and taking names. There are no torches lit. Women
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling? Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print.
Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print. “We feel like the Holy Spirit is calling you elsewhere.”. Each word pierced me like a dagger to my soul.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
Tales from a 'Billy Graham Kid'. From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling. He was just a southern boy from North Carolina who had a calling on his life.
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.
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. Calling: Not Just a Skill, a Way of Life.
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
While that seems to be the case for the majority of people in full-time ministry today, there are plenty of biblical and modern examples of God calling people later in life, too. The Rev.
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
They spotted my gifts early, and helped name my calling. These women were not always confident. More often they were confused. Their calling didn't make sense to them.
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
Clues for Your Calling. Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print.
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
So much has changed—in me and in the world—since I was a student. I wondered what it has been like for her to watch me step into my calling and how it shaped her own sense of call.
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
They do not see us as we see ourselves. Part of our calling is that people sense that we bring them the very presence of the Lord. Dave Hansen, in his book, The Artof Pastoring, writes,.
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
Discomfort Clarified My Calling. Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder. Read as Single PagePage 1
We're cheering you on as you live your calling.
We're cheering you on as you live your calling. Other times it's just incredibly lonely, and the lack of support makes us doubt our calling, gifts, and abilities.
Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
I've lived my life trying to be faithful to my calling in different seasons: campus minister, seminary student, volunteer chaplain, small-group director, community engagement coordinator
Yes, Our Church Still Calls It Easter – Here Are 5 Reasons Why
The word "Easter" is commonly believed to have pagan roots, but many scholars are making some strong arguments that this may not be so.
But calling it Easter doesn't mean my church is worshiping the Anglo-Saxon goddess Ēostre any more than calling it Resurrection Sunday means we're worshiping the pagan Sun God.