‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
ministry. Step 4: Pray and listen for God's direction toward ministry. ministry. Step 5: If God is leading toward pastoral ministry, begin to look at seminary.
The Ministry of Absence
Why Henri Nouwen warned pastors about becoming "too available."
The Ministry of Absence. “Pastor, I need to meet with you.” For those of us in pastoral ministry, a week seldom passes when those words are not uttered to us.
Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me. Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
Why “Finishing Well” Can Never Be Our Main Reason To Behave Morally
We need to behave morally not so we can keep our reputations intact, but because hurting other people is wrong. Always wrong.
print. Finishing well in ministry really matters to me. Especially since I now have more ministry years behind me than in front of me. I want every day of my ministry life to matter.
Hey, Fletch: Should We Use Time Cards for Pastors?
When work ethic comes into question, is documentation a suitable solution?
For example, the job description for a church evangelist might allocate 30 percent for doing evangelism, 30 percent for training others, 30 percent for hands-on ministry, and 10 percent
The Best Way To Reduce Money Problems In A Local Church
When a church is making disciples a whole lot of problems get better or go away entirely – including finances.
Innovative MinistryJuly 25, 2018. The Best Way To Reduce Money Problems In A Local Church When Churches have to do more ministry with less money. That's
8 Reminders About Supplemental Income Projects
Take these necessary precautions.
Thom Rainer. Image: JESHOOTS.COM / Unsplash. I understand what a challenge it can be to focus on ministry when finances are tight. Remember they are your first line of ministry.
That Discussion You’re Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity
How to dive into crucial conversations without clamming up or lashing out.
That Discussion You're Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity. How sleep. They are crucial conversations, and they occur with excruciating frequency in ministry.
The Biggest Misunderstanding About Small Church Pastors
We don't have a limited vision. Our best contributions to Christ’s kingdom happen to be in a smaller setting.
Small Church MinistryAugust 10, 2018. The Biggest Misunderstanding About Small Church Pastors We're not giving up on bigger ministry, we're discovering how to do our best ministry.
Hey, Fletch: A Board Member No Longer Gives to the Church
How to approach a board member who isn’t engaging with the church’s mission.
is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:21). So the board member is telling you that his heart is not in your church's ministry. Seek to engage his heart.
The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations. Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry. After 50 Years of Ministry: 7 Things I'd Do Differently and 7 Things I'd Do the Same.
All Churches Make Mistakes, Why Do Ours Feel Fatal?
Christ is with us when we suit up again, even though we fell flat on our face the last time we went on the field.
matters worse, some pastors don't just make small mistakes, they seem to have massive shortcomings theologically, morally, relationally or strategically, but their ministry keeps growing
Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
In our early years of ministry, the Lord began to show us the problem of power wasn't just “out there,” at those megachurches and in those celebrity pastors.
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?
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? Read as Single Page
How to Ensure Fair Salaries for Your Church Staff
Find out more about an exciting new compensation resource for your ministry.
How to Ensure Fair Salaries for Your Church Staff. Find out more about an exciting new compensation resource for your ministry. Caitlin Edwards. Image: rawpixel.com / Unsplash.