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When the Path to Ministry Is an Obstacle Course
What if the things that seem to get in the way of ministry actually qualify us for it?
us for it? Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: WALTER ZERLA/Getty. 0; tweet; email; print. As a college student I found myself in crisis. On the one hand
Learn to appreciate each other’s gifts for a healthy ministry and marriage.
Ministry marriages can survive under siege, in distress, in crisis, and under pressure when we learn to love like Jesus and appreciate the gift we are to each other.
5 Ways to Protect Your Church
How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
You'll also need to conduct proper background checks and training that is specific to your church security plan. Develop a church communication plan for a crisis.
Joel Osteen, Houston Relief, And The Downside Of The Megachurch Spotlight
Not everyone is required to be a first responder. Or even to respond to every crisis. That’s simply not possible. But, as the body of Christ, we’re all called to respond.
Not everyone is required to be a first responder. Or even to respond to every crisis. Not everyone is required to be a first responder. Or even to respond to every crisis.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose? With emotion welling up in her eyes, she attempted to articulate why this new role was causing a spiritual crisis.
Protect Your Congregation from a Gunman
A police officer's advice on how leaders can reduce risk—and possibly save lives.
What does this mean for your church if an "active shooter" crisis occurs? Avoid chaos by assigning only people on your crisis response team to call 911.
Our Top 5 Resources for Responding to Conflict and Crisis
The best training tools to handle church conflict appropriately
Our Top 5 Resources for Responding to Conflict and Crisis. The best training tools to handle church conflict appropriately. Conflict and crisis can arise in every ministry.
5 Free Articles for Child Abuse Prevention Month
How your church can take steps toward awareness and prevention.
While a common initial reaction is to focus on “protecting children in [your] care from sexual victimization from external threats,” the Boy Scouts' abuse crisis shows that it's just as
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
Publishing, 1988). Howard W. Stone, Crisis Counseling, 3rd ed., Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling Series (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009).
The Tricky World of Copier Leases and Purchases
What a church must consider before buying or leasing.
of copier leases and purchases. What advice would you give to a church that needs a copier? Plan ahead before there's a crisis. That way, you're not
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
weak. The people we serve look to us to give direction, to offer encouragement, and to walk with them in times of crisis. They look to us for love. When
Ten Commandments of Conflict and Crisis
Keeping the inevitable from doing the irreparable.
Ten Commandments of Conflict and Crisis. Keeping the inevitable from doing the irreparable. Bill Hybels. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print.
A Shooter in the House
A police officer's advice on how to prevent and react to a gunman at church.
Recognizing the grave danger, church leaders and members of a crisis team can save lives by closing the gap between themselves and the shooter and overwhelming him.
Overlooked: When Women Are Passed Over for Leadership
Research suggests a reason for this phenomenon beyond the glass ceiling.
denomination. Less than ten years after becoming a pastor, Mike had a crisis of faith, admitted that he no longer felt called to pastor, and moved on. Scenario
How Mars Hill Made the Most of a Crisis
How a more healthy church resulted from a leadership flame-out.
How Mars Hill Made the Most of a Crisis. How a more healthy church resulted from a leadership flame-out. Emily Lund. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand:
Disaster Ministry Expert Receives FEMA Award
Helping them to find that starting point—and getting them equipped in case of a crisis—is Aten's passion, and one he wants to cultivate in others: “I hope to encourage others to continue