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When Expenses Are Higher than Your Budget
Does your policy have the answer on what to do?
of ministry operations. Line items will exist for worship activities, educational activities, children and youth ministries, missions, and so on. Suppose a
My Mixed Feelings about Ordination
How could I know if ordination was the right step for me?
when I went to college. Growing up in a Southern Baptist church, I never considered any ministry outside of children, youth, or missions. I was never told
10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
Whether single or married, we can all advocate for single women in ministry.
I am fortunate to know many amazing single women in ministry. They serve in student ministry, women's ministry, missions, small groups, teaching roles, and church planting.
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
Leneita Fix is the missions coordinator for Urban Youth Impact and the co-creator and director of the “Own It” Initiative at Berean Christian School in West Palm Beach, Florida.
How To Give Money Less Power Over Your Church
A congregation's financial reality should never be ignored, but it should never be in charge.
Ask yourself this question: What is God calling our church to do? Open a food bank? Be an evangelistic center? Support missions? Plant other churches? Then do it!
The Zika Virus and International Church Trips
What churches need to know before they travel.
As churches and church leaders prepare for international missions trips or other activities, they must anticipate in advance any safety, security, or health related concerns participants
A Pastoral Rant about Pastoral Recommendations
An open letter to every single human being who has ever asked for a pastoral recommendation (or who might ask for one in the future).
I get to healthily brag about women and men who want to faithfully serve God in a new position or grad school, a missions trip or community organization. But wow, I write a lot.
Rescuing Short Term Missions
Tony Myles shares insights on how to lead a productive mission trip.
Rescuing Short Term Missions. Tony Myles shares insights on how to lead a productive mission trip. Author and Pastor Tony Myles spoke with us about his latest book Flipping Missions.
6 Symptoms of Church Ministry Silos
And ways to help cure this type of disunity.
5. Replicate best practices. Don't waste time and energy with every ministry department coming up with their own systems for how to do guest services, volunteering, and missions trips.
4 Ways to Overcome Biases against Missions Giving
How to encourage greater generosity in this important area of the church budget.
4 Ways to Overcome Biases against Missions Giving. How to encourage greater generosity in this important area of the church budget. Ruth Moon. 1. Let
Can We Really Be Like Christ?
Rethinking the incarnational ministry model
In recent years, an attempt to connect the Christ hymn with the modern church's responsibility toward missions has given rise to a movement known as “incarnational ministry.” As with
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
You are a strong leader and an independent thinker. You are good at mobilizing your people to actively participate in protests, or evangelistic missions as the case may require.
8 Reasons Churches Should Partner with Secular Community Groups
How can we reach our communities if they have no idea we love them? And how will they know we love them if we don’t work alongside them?
Our church used to partner exclusively with other Christian ministries. For everything from missions to community service. Before that, we would only
Knowing What People Give
One pastor's thoughts on when to check church donor records.
contributed to the church. If I am choosing the missions committee chairperson, I investigate how he or she donates to missions. I cannot expect people
An Unlikely Convert to Short-Term Missions
And other items from around the web.
An Unlikely Convert to Short-Term Missions. And other items from around the web. Paul Wilkinson. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
It's also not just another “missions and outreach” program to have more money to give away. Both will happen, but neither should be your church's reason for emphasizing generosity.