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Violence at Churches in 2017
The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States.
But prevention efforts should continue to reduce their frequency and quantity—it is intentional readiness that will reduce the success of future attacks.
How to Honor Singles in Your Church
Singles need space for grieving and celebration—and the church can offer both.
There are lots of women who aren't in that place, women who are single and are happy there and don't really see marriage in their future—and that is awesome—but this is for the
How to Ask a Man to Mentor You
In light of #MeToo, some men are more reluctant than ever to mentor a woman.
As women, we rejoice in the fact that justice is being served and look forward to a kinder future in which our dignity and safety are respected and, hopefully, even valued.
Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
When we experience rejection, the feeling not only stops us in our present pursuits, but it sometimes causes us to retreat from progressing because we fear future failure.
Retirement Savings and the Rule of 72s
What pastors and church staff can learn about the power of compounding.
Richard R. Hammar. Pastors and church staff often are overwhelmed by the thought of setting aside money for their future retirements. Of course, the past doesn't determine the future.
Why Taking Minutes Is a “Must”
Here are 4 reasons to take thorough, accurate minutes at your meetings.
compliance concerns. 4. Minutes Provide a Basis for Future Action. Finally, minutes or tabled. And they're a roadmap for guiding future discussion. Think: What
Comparison Is Stealing Your Joy
Five practical tips to fight back
hand. And Peter's last recorded words to Jesus in the Gospel of John are, “Lord, what about him?” after hearing an unsettling word about his own future.
Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture
Popular blogger and pastor Trevin Wax discusses how a marginalized church can actually be more effective.
Sure, we have challenges ahead. We can't see the future, but we know we're walking forward with Jesus and with a great cloud of witnesses around us. The gospel is powerful.
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.
A head that was bare of facts should also be bare of glossy curls. Given her astounding intellectual discipline and drive, Juana's future as an academic was surely guaranteed.
Ministry in the Present Tense
Unshackle yourself from the tyranny of the past and future.
Ministry in the Present Tense. Unshackle yourself from the tyranny of the past and future. John 4:5). View past and future with sanctified skepticism. Vocational
Planning a Pastor’s Retirement
Learn key strategies and find out your options.
Where do pastors in your church fall in this spectrum? Do they have a plan for retirement? And what is your church doing in order to help ensure pastors have future success?
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
And if that's not till I'm 50, that's okay. In the meantime, he is maturing me, training me, and preparing me for the future.”. Read as Single Page Page:1234|Next.
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Christian Schools
The religious freedom victory now could mean others in the future.
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Christian Schools. The religious freedom victory now could mean others in the future. Samuel Ogles. The Supreme Court
FEMA Faces Discrimination Lawsuits from Texas Churches
Churches flooded by Hurricane Harvey claim the agency violated the First Amendment.
protected. Use resources like When Disaster Strikes to help safeguard against future events and also to learn how you might offer relief and assistance today.
Are Your Church IT Policies Too Restrictive?
Promote collaboration across church staff with these key reminders.
This give-and-take will give you the influence you need and set an important precedent when the time comes for you to say “no” to a future idea. Communicate the reason.
3 Reasons to Heed Limits in Your Leadership
As leaders, we naturally get frustrated by limits. But we can use them to our advantage.
about. Not only was it something that I would enjoy, but also it would enable me to be closer to my family and be helpful to the future of The 4Sight Group.