7 Ideas for Improving Bible Engagement in Your Church
How to encourage a deeper experience of Scripture.
How important is Scripture engagement? Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson, in their book Move, share their findings from researching spiritual growth in 1,000 churches.
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent. I believe that a return to an understanding of pastoral ministry as spiritual parenting is exactly what the church needs today.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood. 5 pastors world. Like our biological mothers, spiritual mothers take us by the hand and show us how to walk. They
Has The Rise Of Megachurches Elevated Our Communities?
Communities with successfully growing churches should be feeling the impact of those churches on their overall culture.
So if there's anywhere on earth where the overall moral and spiritual climate should be higher now than it was 50 years ago, it's Orange County, where we have so many successful
Church Theft • Sexual Abuse Lawsuit • New Survey: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Even in an era where more of the nation doesn't ascribe to a higher power at all (10%) or believes in some sort of higher power or spiritual force (33%), a slim majority of Americans (56
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
“Whether that is a short sabbatical or a semi-permanent change in careers, the typical self-care strategies of rest, exercise, nutrition, healthy relationships, and spiritual renewal just don't
5 More Reasons To Go To Church In Person: Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell, Taste
When all our senses are involved we learn more, engage more, enjoy more, contribute more and remember more.
And no, this is not always because of laziness or lack of spiritual passion. In a growing number of cases, it's because they've been hurt deeply, sometimes repeatedly by church people.
Take Time for Breath Prayer
This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation.
It is another way to practice the presence of God (another contemplative spiritual discipline), or staying present to God in the moment. God is close to you, closer than your breath.
The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role
A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches.
What three things about the role essentially remain the same? Spiritual needs. The church is a spiritual organism. The XP role is the combination of spiritual and business oversight.
Ancient Spiritual Practices
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Dorothy Little Greco. 4. Clues for Your Calling. Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you. Jo Saxton.
My Best Advice For New Pastors And Church Planters? Be A Great Cover Band
The more good sources you take ideas and inspiration from, the more likely you’ll discover the unique ministry God has for you.
ministries you respect and admire – ministries that have a similar passion and calling to the one God is giving you – then drop the best parts of each one into your spiritual and pastoral
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
existed at all. Wavering is a fleshly response to faith, while standing in faith is a spiritual response, acknowledging and applying our belief in God. We must
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work. Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose? We outsourced spiritual direction.
Your Church Can Be a Refuge
4 steps to provide a calm, safe harbor of connection.
Within six weeks, I had built a spiritual machine rather than a sanctuary. We began to experience growth and results far beyond any goal we would have had the spiritual hubris to set.
The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
Yes, congregations can meet anywhere. But physical space shapes our spiritual experience, and it provides a place for people to connect with God and others.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
2:12). This can lead to a lax approach to the spiritual life. “The temptation there is hypocrisy, to appear more spiritual than you actually are. But in the US I pray less than I did in Korea.
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