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8 Reminders About Supplemental Income Projects
Take these necessary precautions.
1. Don't neglect your family. It's easy to burn the candle at both ends and neglect your family. Remember they are your first line of ministry. 2. Don't neglect your church.
Six Key Compensation Elements That Can Help Ministry Flourish
Join us for our June 13 webinar to be empowered to set fair pay in the church.
in their family and church work,” while nearly 1 in 3 (31%) said they worked a second job “to help make ends meet.”. Of course, we all know that virtually no one goes into ministry “for the
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
We are called to nurture God's family. I believe that a return to an understanding of pastoral ministry as spiritual parenting is exactly what the church needs today.
3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy
Start making a plan today.
And if you've been in ministry for any amount of time, you know how difficult communication can following you on social media, then be sure to focus on young adult and family events on
My Mixed Feelings about Ordination
How could I know if ordination was the right step for me?
My dad's work had paid for our entire family to spend a week at a Christian retreat brain years later on countless occasions as I have wrestled with my own call to ministry, with ordination
That Discussion You’re Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity
How to dive into crucial conversations without clamming up or lashing out.
You're about to discuss why he and his family are considering leaving the church. They are crucial conversations, and they occur with excruciating frequency in ministry.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to write off family members caught up in false teaching or I often find myself getting caught up in the day-to-day hustle of life and ministry.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
Her family and work came first, which delayed her pursuit, but once my siblings and I got older, and after I'm encouraged in my current ministry by her drive to finish what she set out to do
Money And The Small Church: 3 Reasons We Must Talk About It (New Series)
While having money is no guarantee of church success or health, poor money management will always undermine good ministry. We have to get better at this.
It touches our ability to eat, sleep, raise a family, stay healthy, lead a church, bless others While having money is no guarantee of ministry success or church health – and can sometimes
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
can provide an incredible amount of comfort and assurance when a family member turns to left her paralyzed, Joni Eareckson Tada leads an international disability ministry (Joni and
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
“If seminary takes someone away from their family, that's not take classes designed to support specific ministries such as Asian American church leadership, urban ministry, or recovery
What Are You Leading People to Expect from Jesus?
God may not be interested in satisfying every one of our desires.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: Fidelis Simanjuntak/Getty. 0; tweet; email; print. I was away from home with my husband and children, celebrating Christmas with extended family
Sleep: The Neglected Gift
As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep.
Declining church growth, unsupportive staff, balancing ministry and family priorities, criticism, financial challenges, and unreasonable demands of the congregation can keep the pastor
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
Without even meaning to, I've been doing the same thing in my family with this leader who has been growing up Yes, it was a very steep learning curve in the early days of my ministry.
Why We Need Single Women Leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders. Read as Single PagePage for a church, it becomes very pronounced because everything is about the family.
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
who showed up every week, and typically were involved in more than one ministry. Meanwhile, Sunday mornings offered marriage- and family-related groups, but only an occasional