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No, A God-Sized Vision Doesn’t Need To Be Big And Scary
Faith and leadership are more about long stretches of waiting, wandering and wondering than massive, scary leaps.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Faith and leadership are more about long stretches of waiting, wandering and wondering than massive, scary leaps. Faith Doesn't Just Leap, It Plods.
The Embodied Church in a Digital Age
Should we cheer or moan when online churches perform virtual baptisms?
“If we are going to disincarnate every part of our faith, why not disincarnate Jesus as well?”. Kara Bettis is a Boston-based reporter who writes on the topics of faith, politics, and culture.
Violence at Churches in 2017
The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
Violence at Churches in 2017. The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States. Carl Chinn. Image: Jaromir Chalabala / EyeEm / Getty Images.
Your Small Groups Can Be Safe Havens
Three ways to encourage healthy sharing and listening in these settings.
prioritize leaders with compassionate hearts. One time we asked a brother who was young in the faith to lead one of our groups. Initially we were concerned
Church and State Case • Religious Voters • Church Security: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
“In the months since a gunman in November killed 26 people at the First Baptist Church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas, many people of faith have begun questioning how to keep
The Two Biggest Mistakes Churches Make With Money
The answer to bad stewardship isn’t more money or more faith. It’s better stewardship.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church LeadershipMay 16, 2018. The Two Biggest Mistakes Churches Make With Money The answer to bad stewardship isn't more money or more faith. And in many cases, it's not faith.
The Loneliness of the Pastor-Theologian
How to find encouragement in this unique vision and calling.
lonely. Even when friendships flourish and one is surrounded with a strong community of faith, pastors can experience a profound theological isolation.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
Choosing Faith. I have witnessed people who go through their toughest storms in life, remaining very calm and collected while standing on their faith in God to deliver them.
A Friendly Reminder: “Come To Jesus” Is More Important Than “Come To Our Church”
We have become so used to tethering evangelism to our church’s programming and attendance that we can forget they're not the same thing.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
What if the members of our churches started sharing their faith, but it wasn't in a way that brought more people to our specific church? Would we celebrate and encourage that?
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Likewise, Christians who never listen to those from other parts of the world can assume the only way to practice the faith is the way you were taught and have gotten used to.
Deadlines Extended for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C
IRS pushes due date to March 2018.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
The IRS has also extended relief for reporting entities that can show that they have made good-faith efforts to comply with the information- reporting requirements of Forms 1095-B and
Sex Offenders in Church • HHS Request • Zoning Lawsuit: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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Learn more about the free exercise clause in our Legal Library. Department of Health and Human Services Requests Feedback on Potential Barriers for Faith-Based Organizations.
Church Growth: Use The Principles, Don’t Buy The Hype
When it comes to church growth and health, we need to lower the volume and listen with both discernment and faith.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
When it comes to church growth and health, we need to lower the volume and listen with both discernment and faith. Discernment, not cynicism. Faith, not naïveté.
Statutes of Limitation Removed • Opposition to Johnson Amendment Repeal • Misusing Church Accounts: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
“[A] letter signed by more than 4,000 faith leaders from all 50 states (full text) was sent to The prophetic role of faith communities necessitates that we retain our independent voice. . . .
3 Reasons Upcoming Cultural Changes Will Hit The Bible Belt Especially Hard – And What To Do About It
If you've never lived outside a predominantly Christian culture, the next few decades will continue to rock your world. But there is hope.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
If you've never lived outside a predominantly Christian culture, the next few decades will continue to rock your world. But there is hope.
Poured Out for the Church
Releasing the desire to be right, even when you’ve been wronged
WomenLeaders.com - Article
of the Shepherd. Forgiveness is the path―we know it is. We preach it week after week, the hallmark of Christian faith and practice. Forgiving 70 times
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work. The following diagram illustrates the way we envision faith, work, and economic (FWE) integration in the local church.
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.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
Was she ready to demonstrate her true faith through acts of submission, all in the name of obedience, piety, propriety? An Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge.
To Fight Discouragement, Fan Your Flame
Times of discouragement are inevitable in ministry, but we can learn to combat them.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
He had suffered much persecution for his faith and even wrote the letter of 2 Timothy from a prison cell in Rome. Paul tells Timothy, and now all of us
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church & CultureMarch 10, 2017. Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in
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