Pastoral Transition: Six Factors That Help A Church Navigate Big Changes
Churches that resist change have a harder time when change is needed. Churches that regularly make smaller transitions hone their transition skills.
On every level. The church is solid. No one has left due to the transition. Worship, fellowship and ministry are stronger than ever. New leaders are stepping in to their roles.
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies
Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies. Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
Fellowship or Hanging Out?
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The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
The only people who think this have never pastored a small church. Small ≠ Controllable. Small churches can be wonderful places in which to serve, worship, fellowship and minister.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
I'll never forget when, after a fellowship with some other pastors, my mentor pulled me aside and said, “Never forget, Costi, you can be right about something, but you don't need to be
How Often Should Church Leaders Meet?
Determining the best times to set meetings.
Karl Vaters is pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in California. He's been a small church pastor for more than 30 years and is the author of The Grasshopper Myth.
Subtle Discrimination in Churches
Who are you unintentionally leaving out?
The reason? She was unable to commit to a weekly fellowship group due to her schedule as an actress. Membership offers definite advantages to those on either side of the pulpit.
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
Pete Scazzero is the founder of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-three countries represented.
One basic principle and six simple steps help protect a church's finances.
Proper systems will never build a healthy church. But bad systems—or no systems—can kill one. Karl Vaters is pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in California.
Time, Not Money, Is The New Church Commitment Currency
Church giving patterns are changing. Here are 5 ways to get our churches ready for that reality.
But during that season every other indicator has shown that we've been growing healthier. Attendance is up, involvement is up, fellowship is up, evangelism is up, discipleship is up.