The Loneliness of the Pastor-Theologian
How to find encouragement in this unique vision and calling.
He had hoped this pastors' group might finally appreciate his desire to slowly study the deep things of God, and his longing for theological friendship.
What Are You Leading People to Expect from Jesus?
God may not be interested in satisfying every one of our desires.
this false message to women, implying—or blatantly claiming—once they wholeheartedly give themselves to a relationship with Jesus, they will no longer need the friendship, love, or
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
Theirs wasn't to be the Graeco-Roman friendship of privileged men, meant to enhance their own self-sufficiency and personal power. A Ministry of Friendship.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
The friendship my mother and father had with Billy and Ruth is difficult to put into words, but it was impossible to miss the impact. Spending so much time
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
or sense of self-worth. These types of people may promise friendship and support, but are actually “fans” and not true friends. The most natural source
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. Was I mistaken to feel she was pursuing a friendship?
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for finding a group of women leaders for support!) But here's the reality: women often have to look outside their context to find other leaders for support, encouragement, and friendship.
No More Frenemies in Ministry
Rather than see other women leaders as competition, we can serve as advocates and allies for one another.
replace Naomi. Any hopes of fun, friendship, or sisterhood were quickly buried under the reality that only one of them could dominate high fashion. Well
A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry.
Their friendship soon evolved into a long-distance relationship, and in the midst of each of them rising out of their continued grief, Gail and her future husband, Brian, simultaneously
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps.
I quickly learned how some individuals within the congregation took advantage of me, appearing to be interested in a friendship, but only wanting to be my friend for their gain.
My Friendship with Elisabeth Elliot
Leadership lessons over decadent desserts changed my life.
My Friendship with Elisabeth Elliot. Leadership lessons over decadent desserts changed my life. Read as her. In that moment, a friendship was born. We
A Surprising and Productive Friendship
Kevin Palau and Sam Adams discuss setting aside differences to help churches serve their cities.
A Surprising and Productive Friendship. You'd be excused for staring. It's not every day a friendship flourishes between an evangelical leader and an openly gay politician.
The Healing Power of Small Groups
We need friendship, and friendship happens on purpose
The Healing Power of Small Groups. We need friendship, and friendship happens on purpose. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. “Friendship is a lot like food.
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
day. New Opportunities. That first conversation at the Corner Pub led to a growing relationship with the city manager that turned into a friendship. We
Letters with the Mosque Next Door
How a budding friendship between a pastor and an imam brought a community together.
How a budding friendship between a pastor and an imam brought a community together. Their friendship is genuine, and I believe that God is honored in it.
We Need the Wisdom of Seasoned Leaders
How my life was changed by a woman twice my age
That morning was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. A New Friendship Forms. It felt strange as a young mom to be surrounded by woman so much older than me.
Mentoring with Intention
It’s more than just hanging out
Organic Mentoring. It's easy to confuse mentoring and friendship. A pitfall with an organic approach is that mentoring relationships can get stuck on the friendship level.