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3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
very hard, but God's grace has gone before us, empowering us to be faithful to our vocation, one another These three tips work for any co-pastoring duo, whether or not you're married:
Sleep: The Neglected Gift
As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep.
Our need for sleep must be respected, no matter our vocation. women in ministry often have to deal with gender bias, which can cause stress, emotional turmoil, and additional work.
Band of Sisters
How I moved from a lone ranger to intentionally amplifying the work of other women leaders
My first foray into ministry as vocation wasn't with a church, but rather as a guest preacher and worship leader, filling the pulpit or Regardless of gender, this sort of work can be isolating.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
Before opening the Word, he invites a person representing a particular vocation to come Thank you.” Commissioning services have a powerful ability to affirm people in their work.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
Here are three ways you can thrive in a volatile ministry market. 1. Put your pastoral skills to work elsewhere. There I was able to work with students, faculty, parents, and townspeople.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
Love can become a way for us to avoid the hard work of confronting, the thankless work of setting boundaries, and the vulnerable, exposed Friendship is perhaps our original vocation.
‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
Worship leaders who read this book will come away thoroughly affirmed in their pastoral vocation, with better language for their work, and renewed passion for the congregations that
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
Here I am, trying to do the important work of ministry, and I'm stuck listening to a that pesky inhospitable spirit that malforms and manipulates pastoral care from a blessed vocation to an
Thriving in a Bi-Vocational Role
5 pieces of advice I could have used when I started.
My work outside the church has still been related to traditional ministry: I've worked mainly as a hospital I have come to understand the theology of “vocation” as a scaffolded process.
AJ Sherrill: The Eucharist and Vocation
The Eucharist may happen on Sunday, but it calls and equips us for Monday.
AJ Sherrill discusses the connection between the Eucharist and vocation, reminding us that matter matters to God, and that God loves to work within the ordinary.
Lou Huesmann: Only Part of Your Identity is Work
Work is one fragment of what it means to be human.
Lou Huesmann: Only Part of Your Identity is Work. Work is one fragment of what it means to be human. Lou Huesmann. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print; embed.
Feed the Flock
A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people.
classes and Bible studies. Food service, by nature a hands-on vocation, demands that managers work closely with their staff. This interaction results in
Tom Nelson: Beginning with Vocation
We have an integral God who is an integral worker, and work is at the heart of the story.
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Tom Nelson: Theology of Vocation
What is the theological definition of vocation?
Without diminishing the central thread and definition of work, Tom Nelson says that vocation is more than work. Vocation is a calling, which must include a Caller and Creator.
James Brown: The Word of God Undergirds Everything I Do
The sports broadcaster opens up about preaching, calling, and straddling two different worlds.
He's fond of saying, “That which I do in my profession is my avocation, but the Lord's work is my vocation.” Pastor Maina Mwaura sat down with Brown to learn about his introduction to
Amy L. Sherman: Young Adults and Vocation
The failure to teach and equip on the subject of faith and vocation is a major contributor to the young adult dropout rate in churches.
The failure to teach and equip on the subject of faith and vocation is a major Barna Group) leaving congregational life due to the lack of successful discipleship related to faith and work.
Lisa Slayton: Q & A - The Stewardship of Work
How do we get people to think of work beyond self-fulfillment and recognize the larger economy and the stewardship of vocation?
Lisa Slayton: Q & A - The Stewardship of Work. How do we get people to think of work beyond self-fulfillment and recognize the larger economy and the stewardship of vocation?
Ministry in the Present Tense
Unshackle yourself from the tyranny of the past and future.
and our ideal church. Or we prefer to take refuge in the past, so our work in the present becomes a monument to an earlier time. Like the dim outlines
Tom Nelson: Cultivating a Church Culture that Affirms Work
How does a church develop a doctrine of vocation that extends beyond the confines of Sunday morning worship?
Tom Nelson: Cultivating a Church Culture that Affirms Work. How does a church develop a doctrine of vocation that extends beyond the confines of Sunday morning worship?
The Koinonia Way
Sharing ministry with the congregation protects pastors from burnout.
usage, a Christian vocation might be a calling to be a pastor, a worship leader or a missionary, but a calling to any other sort of work outside the church would be a secular vocation.