No, A Church’s Budget Is Not Always A Reflection Of Their Priorities
Compassion, worship, discipleship and evangelism don’t need to be in the budget to be a priority. They just need to happen.
Compassion, worship, discipleship and evangelism don't need to be in the budget to be a priority. They just need to happen. Innovative MinistrySeptember
Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
But I find it unacceptable that Christians who have stepped forward to demonstrate the mercy, compassion, and hospitality of God in one of the most transformative, costly, and
The Bunker Is My Refuge and Strength
What living next to a doomsday prepper taught me about loving my neighbor.
The Bunker Is My Refuge and Strength. What living next to a doomsday prepper taught me about loving my neighbor. Keith Mannes. 0; tweet; link. share;
The Ministry of Absence
Why Henri Nouwen warned pastors about becoming "too available."
In both situations, if I had been immediately present, the comfort of my sympathy and compassion would have only served as a temporary distraction.
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.
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.
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
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.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
people of the church. But a heart regularly moved by the gospel will be stirred with compassion and empathy toward others. Christ's work and message
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.
Give People Dignity the World Has Taken Away
What an alcoholic pastor taught me about administering the presence of God.
without words. The tears were a silent sacrament containing confession and absolution, condemnation and compassion, burial and resurrection. I knew
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 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.
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.
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
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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.