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Before You Fire Your Pastor
8 guidelines to consider.
Show the world Christian compassion and generosity. For more information on this topic, see the downloadable resource Dismissing Employees and Volunteers.
How I Overcame My Dread Of Talking About Money From The Pulpit
Why should our approach to meeting financial challenges be any different than our approach to meeting every other challenge?
They know that we need to talk about money in the same biblical way that we talk about prayer, ethics, compassion, and every other part of Christian life.
The Problem with Self-Esteem
God offers a better way.
does? Self-compassion. ministry. When we lack self- compassion, we are quick to criticize ourselves in ways and at times we would never criticize someone else.
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
With my elders' permission, I spoke with two of our deacons who demonstrated the gift of compassion. I asked if they would be interested in helping me shepherd the congregation.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
She is a woman of fierce compassion, an incredibly sharp creative mind, and the will and strength to get things done. She has the sparkle of conviction and ambition in her eyes.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
God-breathed soul. Any help or service we offer must flow from the springs of compassion and love that are fed by God's own supply. Along with prayer
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Community lament that involves compassion—a suffering with—requires us as women to bring our faces and bodies and hearts and minds and stories close together.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
According to Fred Gingrich, who teaches counseling at Denver Seminary with his wife, Heather, this nonstop caring can lead to compassion fatigue: “the stress carried by those in the
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
It taught my sisters and me self-sacrifice, compassion, and what it means to go the extra mile for someone you love. We learned that normal Christian service is extraordinarily sacrificial.
The Cost of Caring
How to avoid compassion fatigue as you care for others
How to avoid compassion fatigue as you care for others. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; Compassion and empathy go beyond offering condolences, advice, or rescue.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
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How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
Random acts of kindness are wonderful, but I envisioned our church becoming an indispensable partner in the community through compassion and gospel proclamation.
Most Popular Articles of 2015
10 posts women leaders should read
You also have a heart for the marginalized, and you want to know how to support hurting people yet avoid compassion fatigue. How to avoid compassion fatigue as you care for others.
When People Leave: The Private Pain Of The Small Church Pastor
Even if the church is large and growing, it can be hard when people leave. But when the church is small, each loss is much more painful.
But it still hurts to invest all that time, energy, emotion and compassion only to hear them say buh-bye after you've helped them get healthy again. View as Single Page Page:123Next.
We Can't Help Everyone
When it comes to people with mental illness, I have to recognize my limitations.
But this compassion for the lonely and misfits has also brought me face to face with some deep needs and wounds, especially the complicated needs surrounding mental illness.
Why I See a Counselor
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.
That part of me knows the hurts and needs of others and can use my presence and voice as a ministry leader to advocate for Jesus' compassion and care.