The Pastor’s Pay in 2019 and Beyond
Emerging trends for how the ministers of today and tomorrow will be compensated.
She is now pursuing her own ministry vocation by attending seminary online, but she is anxious and Navarra: as Navarra put it, “Is nonprofit, pastoral, full-time, exempt work going to be
8 Reminders About Supplemental Income Projects
Take these necessary precautions.
If it does, then it needs to become your primary vocation. Do the work needed at the beginning to have a foundation from which to build your supplemental income.
Six Key Compensation Elements That Can Help Ministry Flourish
Join us for our June 13 webinar to be empowered to set fair pay in the church.
in 10 pastors “feel some level of financial stress in their family and church work,” while nearly virtually no one goes into ministry “for the money.” Instead, it's a vocation proudly centered
Pastor, Take a Vacation—for the Good of Your Church
You are not the linchpin holding your congregation together.
Is my identity so rooted in my vocation that the idea of time away from work is disorienting and unsettling? These are not easy questions to answer honestly
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.
It is on display when we tailor our ministerial vocation to our personal strengths in order to hide areas of weakness from congregants. Toxic power is at work when our evangelism
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
in the local church prior to attending seminary and in part from my current work counseling people Once you are confident God is leading a person toward a vocation in pastoral ministry
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.
‘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
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.
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
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.
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.
Lou Huesmann: Only Part of Your Identity is Work
Work is one fragment of what it means to be human.
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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.
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.