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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.
late one evening and being told that a friend and father in our community had committed We talked about his father, but mostly we just talked about life: dating, college, marriage, and
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
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
the community of God are only complete when we have men and women working alongside each other with the gifts God has given them! Carter Moss, campus pastor and life groups
Preparing to Leave a Church You Love
Even when you know it’s time to move on, you’ll likely face mixed emotions.
They will not taste the sweetness of authentic community or know the grace of lives Rhythms of life are built around your weekly routine, holiday traditions, and interactions with people
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
Their answers offer insight into the complicated nature of Christian formation and community. and Savior, and I immediately began rethinking every aspect of my life, including sports.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
According to Currey Blandford, pastor of Life Church, which meets in a park district community center, church leaders with permanent buildings often say they're jealous of his church
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
God's call on my life is not to tent meetings, festivals, or crusades. Instead it's to the streets of Minneapolis, through an urban church trying to love our community in the name of Jesus.
A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry.
A Conductor of Community. Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: provided by Quest Church. 0; tweet; email; print.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
much fun it would be, not how you'd find purpose for your life or learn pervasive individualism that saturates the culture and the church, which differs from the community centered values
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
Many of my cohorts in the disability community have succumbed to a “you're better off dead than Death and end-of-life care isn't exactly something I'm inherently drawn to, but my heart
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
located in the heart of our city, surrounded by neighbors from every walk of life enjoying their Our city manager oversees city services and recruits new businesses to the community.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
buddy seat” of his tractor. As he baled hay in the cool evening air, we talked about life and faith, church and family and community. Then he startled me out
Walking in Billy’s Shoes
John Ortberg offers 6 lessons evangelical organizations can learn from Billy Graham and his team.
One of the most winsome lessons offered by Billy Graham's life is the power of humility. publicly about the value of teams; it's something else entirely to have a little community that works
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
especially when they don't set boundaries or create a healthy work-life balance. emotional, or spiritual state—and external factors—like relationship trouble, lack of community, or little
Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
I've lived my life trying to be faithful to my calling in different seasons: campus minister, seminary student, volunteer chaplain, small-group director, community engagement coordinator
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
Jonathan Brooks. Senior pastor at Canaan Community Church in Chicago, Illinois. When I think about spiritual mothers in my life, only one person comes to mind: Ms. Anne Hudson.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community. we read adequately prepares us to effectively facilitate their transition to American life once they
The Dangers of a Bait-and-Switch Easter Sunday
Avoiding the pitfalls of special services.
Times like Easter and Christmas are dangerous for us because we begin to see them as something different from what they really are for the life of a community.