Why Most Mission Statements Fail In Smaller Churches
In a smaller church, instead of uniting people, a mission statement can feel controlling and manipulative.
In a smaller church, instead of uniting people, a mission statement can feel controlling and manipulative. Big churches need bold mission statements. Small churches? Not so much.
My Mixed Feelings about Ordination
How could I know if ordination was the right step for me?
“I'm going to be a youth minister.” Those were the words that launched my call to ministry as I uttered them to one of our youth leaders at the end of a weeklong mission trip.
When Volunteers Drive for Your Church
Tips for handling this critical area of risk-management.
Further, if you have volunteers who are going to be driving, say, on a church mission trip, they have to be cleared through the church office beforehand.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
impact. Spending so much time together on mission forged a deep friendship. The BGEA schedule was the calendar our family revolved around. My
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
While the leaders of a religious institution may have a thoroughly noble mission and a beautiful vision of how they want to fulfill that mission, if they do not have the resources to sustain
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
The mission of God and the community of God are only complete when we have men and women working alongside each other with the gifts God has given them!
Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
the town. Jesus rebukes this suggestion. Instead of vengeance, he continues forward in his mission and journeys to another village. With each rejection
God’s Crowdsource in East Harlem
This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses.
God's Crowdsource in East Harlem. This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses. José Humphreys.
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
life, I see now the threads God was drawing together—moving me from a longtime pew sitter to small-group attender, then into small-group leadership, and then into mission trips and
If Our Church Was Bigger, We Could…
There’s not a single command to the church that cannot be accomplished by two or three people who love Jesus, each other, and the community they’re called to reach.
If we think we need more stuff before we can do great ministry, we'll stay stuck. Not just in size, but in mission. Not just in size, but in mission. It's About the Mission.
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
Make Criticism Your Friend. Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God's mission. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print