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All Churches Make Mistakes, Why Do Ours Feel Fatal?
Christ is with us when we suit up again, even though we fell flat on our face the last time we went on the field.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Christ is with us when we suit up again, even though we fell flat on our face the last time we went on the field.
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
Day by day. Hand to the plow. There are hundreds of millions of believers living in consistent faithfulness without ever doing something anyone would consider to be audacious.
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
So, while I'm not usually one for tips and tricks of the trade, I'd like to offer you testimony of our experience and God's faithfulness in the hopes of giving struggling co-pastors some
Avoiding The Trap Of A Punch-The-Clock Mentality In Ministry
It’s too easy to define our ministry by how many hours we put in. Then it's very easy to slip into the trap of defining our value by those hours.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Ministry is not about the number of hours we work. It's about faithfulness and effectiveness. Work harder. But that's never the answer. Fewer Hours, More Faithfulness And Effectiveness.
We Are Called to Be Faithful, Not Successful
As my pastorate crumbled around me, I learned what God truly expects of us.
to Mother Teresa—but that morning was the first I'd ever heard it: “God does not call you to be successful; he calls you to be faithful.” The thought that faithfulness hovered somewhere
If A Church Isn’t Growing, Should The Pastor Be Fired?
Nowhere does the Bible imply that a pastor is not being faithful if they don't hit certain levels of numerical increase.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
the bigger, numerically increasing New Testament churches are subject to more criticism, while the smaller, suffering churches receive greater praise and comfort for their faithfulness.
Eugene Cho: Why I Am Stepping Down as Pastor of Quest Church
“I don’t feel burned out, but I am realizing my limitations.”
bawling. Right now we're feeling a similar mix of emotions: gratitude for God's faithfulness over the past 18 years, but some real grieving as well. How
Trusting God When the Future Is Unknown
Will we enter God’s Promised Land for us in full faith?
WomenLeaders.com - Article
Even now, after all I've seen, I hate to admit that I sometimes hold the fruit of the faithfulness of God while simultaneously gripping the fear he might not act again.
Tom Nelson: Two Essential Threads to Renewed Faithfulness in Partnership with City and Ministry
In order to demonstrate Christlike compassion and promote economic capacity, Christians need to develop a robust theology that informs life more fully as well as a robust theology of economic flourishing.
Tom Nelson: Two Essential Threads to Renewed Faithfulness in Partnership with City and Ministry. In order to demonstrate Christlike compassion and
What Should Ministry Look Like in Post-Christian America?
Four church leaders weigh in.
We can allow it to dominate and destroy us—and that won't lead us into faithfulness and fullness of life—or we can look to the strength and power of the Lord and allow our courage in
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
CT Pastors' Top 17 Articles of 2017. This year's best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement. Kyle Rohane. 0;
Why I Won’t Be The Lead Pastor At Cornerstone Any More – But I'm Not Leaving
Pastoral transition is one of the most dangerous times in a congregation’s life. We need to get better at it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Pastoral transition is one of the most dangerous times in a congregation's life. We need to get better at it.
Another Small Church Christmas Eve – Was Yours Not So Merry And Bright?
You’re not the only pastor who experienced a tough Christmas Eve yesterday, or feels the weight of it today.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
And the food. Re-read that amazing story. Take a nap. Then get ready for next Sunday, knowing that Christ rewards faithfulness. Copyright © 2017 by the author or Christianity Today.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
When God came to Elijah and allowed him to speak, Elijah expressed his frustration that in spite of his faithfulness as a prophet, the people rejected God's covenant.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce. 3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment. North Barry Dancy. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand:
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope. What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce. Scott Sauls. 0; tweet; link. share;
Jesus Didn’t Wake Up this Morning Depressed By the Size of Your Church
Mondays can be tough for pastors of struggling churches. But Christ is with you. And he has good news.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
In your church or another one. And he delights in your continued faithfulness, just as he mourns with you in your struggle to cope with yet another tough weekend.
When You Just Can’t Care Anymore
Preventing and healing compassion fatigue
WomenLeaders.com - Article
I began to forget that there were healthy, loving families with well-adjusted teenagers. As a Christ-follower, I began to forget the faithfulness and goodness of God.
Before You Open Your Mouth
10 tips for “pre-public speaking”
WomenLeaders.com - Article
you're preaching to yourself and crying as you go.” Anything I speak or preach on has been born out of a conviction of sin, an emotional discovery, or a story of God's faithfulness in my
A Faithfulness Deeper than Feeling
Spiritual angst is so 2013.
A Faithfulness Deeper than Feeling. Spiritual angst is so 2013. Maybe there's a third option: just doing. Faithfulness in my marriage doesn't mean I always feel mushy feelings.
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