How to Make Finding a Mentor Less Awkward
Three shifts in the way I thought about mentoring freed me.
What if, instead of thinking of a mentor relationship as an exclusive partnership to secure our desired life and career benefits, we sought to be part of a nurturing community in which we
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry. Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print
Planning a Pastor’s Retirement
Learn key strategies and find out your options.
nearly enough. Without a retirement plan, a pastor will likely face substantial financial challenges when his or her career comes to a close. According
Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
Juana composed a series of romantic poems that starred the vicereine herself, a promising start to her literary career. Read as Single Page Page:123|Next.
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
CeCe Winans Love is known for many roles. With her family, especially her brother BeBe, she was a longtime fixture in Gospel music before launching a solo career.
Personal Branding, Platform, and Pride-Management
Promoting the message of Christ―rather than ourselves.
and the occasional email. As I continued in my career― and technology advanced―my correspondence with students transformed. Now, there are countless
When Your Calling Feels Like Death
Doing God's will, even in ministry, isn't always fun and flourishing.
drink offering? In today's ministry, we easily equate our work with life fulfillment and career goals. So what do we do with these words of Jesus? “If any
Top Aide to Pope Francis Faces Sexual Assault Charges
What churches can take away from the controversy surrounding George Cardinal Pell.
The charges follow a history of controversy that has surrounded Pell throughout his career in the church, which “has been dogged first by claims that he covered up child sexual abuse
Use Your Strength to Serve Others
How to gracefully embrace your role as the strongest person in the room
strength. Also, I was young. I was early in my career, and I had only a dim understanding of my leadership gift and the potential strength of my voice. I
Did I Hear God Right?
Just because you feel like a failure doesn’t mean you weren’t called by God.
After my amazing experience, I longed to be a full-time missionary. When the timing seemed right, I left my career, sold my car, gave away most of my possessions, and moved to Ghana.
Take Ownership of Your Development
Women are often overlooked for leadership development. Take matters into your own hands.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. I was blessed in the early days of my career to work for some strong, incredibly competent leaders.
I Discipled a Murderer
When people don't change, are our efforts in vain?
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Bring Your Full Self to the Table
When we allow God to use our full identity, amazing ministry can follow.
life.”. So Kang left a career in higher education, quit pursuing a master's degree in intercultural relations, and turned down a corporate job offer. Serving
The Secret Struggle of Pastors and Finances
For many pastors, finances are a huge problem—but one they won’t tell you about.
Emily Lund. At some point in his or her career, your pastor has most likely struggled with finances—but chances are you (and most of your fellow congregants) wouldn't know it.
Rise Above the Double Standard
Women leaders are forced to find an impossible golden mean between too much and not enough.
they weigh. But it's also a culture that tells us we can have it all—and then chastises us for either being too career-focused or a stay-at-home mom. We
What Simone Biles Is Teaching Me about Innovation
Throwing out the old scorecard has changed gymnastics—and it can change your ministry.
point. I sat on the edge of my seat as Kerri Strug heroically vaulted, injuring herself, and ending her gymnastics career—all in the name of teamwork.
How to Lead Up
Building trust is one key.
quite frustrated. I started my ministry career as a green 21-year old student pastor fresh out of college. I had a degree, sharp wit, and passion. I arrived
How to Figure Out Your Calling
Amy Orr-Ewing says it takes a combination of being proactive and listening for God’s leading.
If I didn't, I'd go into law and weave apologetics into that career.” When she did indeed earn first class, she became confident in her calling to apologetics, even turning down a job at a
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
proactive. There were some young people in my college and career class who learned my personal care routines at the urging of their church youth leader.