What’s the Status of the Clergy Housing Allowance?
Updates on court timelines, the appeal, and more.
In her opinion, she wrote, “The housing allowance violates the establishment clause because it does not have a secular purpose or effect and because a reasonable observer would
When Churches Are Liable for Hostile Work Environments
What churches can learn from a recent sexual harassment case.
The court noted that "a plaintiff may prove the existence of hostile work environment sexual harassment in violation of Title VII where sexual conduct has the purpose or effect of
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?
Bible and the church. I knew that peace meant trusting that God was One even if I couldn't see it yet. Lack of Purpose in the Workplace. It was with those
Take Time for Breath Prayer
This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation.
This is why breath prayer is also called “prayer of the heart.”. The purpose and desire is to pray a simple, intimate prayer of heartfelt desire before God.
5 Takeaways from the Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling
What a federal judge’s opinion does—and doesn’t—mean at this point.
The housing allowance violates the establishment clause because it does not have a secular purpose or effect and because a reasonable observer would view the statute as an
The Embodied Church in a Digital Age
Should we cheer or moan when online churches perform virtual baptisms?
Writer, professor, and church leader Angie Ward believes there could be a purpose to online church, but narrowly—for those confined to their homes or as a mission field to draw people
The Pastor’s Pay in 2019 and Beyond
Emerging trends for how the ministers of today and tomorrow will be compensated.
In October 2017, a federal judge ruled that “the housing allowance violates the establishment clause because it does not have a secular purpose or effect and because a reasonable
Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
Carolina. As many things as she's involved in, it's all done with great purpose and intentionality. Connolly has a clear calling that guides everything she does.
Find Your Place in God's Story
Like Esther, you may be exactly where you are for a specific purpose.
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God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
The younger women were complaining they needed someone to advise and help them. The older women were sad about feeling sidelined and losing their sense of purpose.
Beat Imposter Syndrome
How to stand firm in who God says you are when you feel like a phony
Imposter Syndrome at its core. We all have a purpose God intentionally designed for us to live out: “For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
seminary. I insert this step near the end as a way to define the nature and purpose of seminary. Scripture. This student is experiencing the rightful purpose of seminary.
3 Reasons to Heed Limits in Your Leadership
As leaders, we naturally get frustrated by limits. But we can use them to our advantage.
We're conditioned to see beyond limits. But I believe that limits have a purpose, and a wise leader will pay attention to the limiting factors she faces. Here's why:
The Extra Job in My Head
How to take a mental break when your mind is filled with reminders of your to-do list
His heart was to help me, and he certainly didn't forget to stop by the grocery store on the way home on purpose. Read as Single Page Page:123|Next.
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
this was something my old company called "The Murder Board." This was a process that my company used that allowed peers and supervisors to kill your idea for the purpose of helping
I Found Purpose at the End of My Pastorate
Moving on doesn't have to mean leaving ministry behind.
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