Violence at Churches in 2017
The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States.
incidents—increased last year. In fact, 2017 was by far the most violent year for faith-based organizations in American history. That statement was true
5 Ways to Protect Your Church
How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. It is recorded as the deadliest attack on a house of worship in the history of the United States. No matter which side
God’s Crowdsource in East Harlem
This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses.
People bring in particular tastes, often overlooking the history and the particularity of long-established businesses, where market forces often favor the up and coming sensibilities.
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.
only Catholic or Anglican priests. I think that's unfortunate. The title was used for clergy throughout centuries of church history. It became one of the casualties
5 Takeaways from the Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling
What a federal judge’s opinion does—and doesn’t—mean at this point.
to characterize [the housing allowance] as an effort by Congress to treat ministers fairly and avoid religious entanglement, the plain language of the statute, its legislative history and its
When Your Calling Feels Like Death
Doing God's will, even in ministry, isn't always fun and flourishing.
We know their stories from the Bible and church history. That he suffered with Theo and Lily and every lonely, poor, weary person around the world and throughout history.
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.
a vision for the future. Also, history plays a stronger role in established small churches. Traditions are more firmly established. And if the small church
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
Here are some truths I―and other women who have made similar moves―have learned from making the transition. 1. Your work history is an asset for ministry.
Eugene Cho: Why I Am Stepping Down as Pastor of Quest Church
“I don’t feel burned out, but I am realizing my limitations.”
People have responded in three main ways. First, there's a group of folks who are shocked because they're fairly new to our church and don't understand the full, 18-year history.
Top Aide to Pope Francis Faces Sexual Assault Charges
What churches can take away from the controversy surrounding George Cardinal Pell.
The charges follow a history of controversy that has surrounded Pell throughout his career in the church, which “has been dogged first by claims that he covered up child sexual abuse
Diminish the Power of Negative Circumstances
Take control of your circumstances by changing your mindset.
Seeing that can change everything. My grandfather's story was a legend we heard many times growing up, a true tale embedded in our family history.
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. My mother was the chair of the Black History Month Committee, which meant I was enlisted in the school's program.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
leadership. After graduating college with degrees in political science and history, Loerzel went to work for IBM as a consultant in the federal government sector.
What Makes Your Church Your Church?
3 building blocks to help you tell your story.
Every church body has a history of victories and fall-outs that shape a church's story. Early in the church's history, however, there was a series of public arguments and splits.
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
Patrick, the administrative assistant, has been on staff for 10 years, but he is highly critical of others, especially the new staff members who don't have the history he has with the church.