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Being A Small Church Pastor Isn’t A Penalty, It’s A Specialty
Pastoring a small church doesn't mean giving up or settling for less. If you embrace it, you can be great at it.
Pastoring a small church doesn't mean giving up or settling for less. If you embrace it, you can be great at it. Pastoring a small church doesn't mean giving up or settling for less.
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
In Romans 12, Paul encourages the church community to release and use their gifts: “If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps.
others with more freedom and joy. —Michelle Van Loon, author, speaker, and lay leader. Giving too Much of Myself Away. As a pastor and because I love
Three Benefits of Bulletin Inserts
And why limiting the number of inserts is important.
1. They can help draw attention to special events or giving opportunities. These special envelopes drew attention to the emphasis and undoubtedly led to greater giving.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
responsibilities. Counseling is a wise option for mitigating burnout and cultivating lasting, life-giving practices to help you flourish in your ministry role.
Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you
something is “good” or “best?” It's not as simple as saying “no” to all extra obligations because some projects are indeed for us to do; they are growth-producing, life-giving, or joy-filling.
Working with a Team Means Better Care
Pooling expertise, wisdom, resources, and networks leads to better ministry.
Referring out is not a passive or lazy choice. It does not indicate that we don't want to put in the work to care for people. We do it because after giving all we can, more is needed.
The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2016
Articles that drew the most interest on ManagingYourChurch.com
8. 7 Traits of Churches with Increasing Per Member Giving. Thom Rainer shares the seven dominant characteristics that he's seen in churches with increased giving per member.
Q&A: What Churches Should Know About Immigration Law
An immigration attorney shares how churches can help immigrants in their congregations and communities.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government entity that's responsible for giving immigration benefits; their website has breakdowns of different types of
How I Overcame My Dread Of Talking About Money From The Pulpit
Why should our approach to meeting financial challenges be any different than our approach to meeting every other challenge?
In a recent five-year stretch we saw our church giving fall every year, until our annual income was barely two-thirds of what it had been, even though every other indicator of health is on
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
God's grace, mercy, love, and provision.” Not only did the Spirit provide her with unexplainable peace during that uncertain time, he also changed the trajectory of her life by giving her a
The Raw Beauty of Giving God Our Second Best
Sometimes ‘God deserves our best’ can serve as a cover for our pride. God also wants our second best. And our worst. And everything in between.
Innovative MinistryMay 06, 2016. The Raw Beauty of Giving God Our Second Best Sometimes 'God deserves our best' can serve as a cover for our pride.