Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
come from. Many standard parenting and behavior management techniques need to be radically rethought when applied to “looked after” children. The
When Church Members Keep Second-Guessing Your Pastoral Decisions
Unlike politicians and major league coaches, most of our critics aren’t strangers in the stands, they’re people we know very closely.
When one or two people are constantly challenging your decisions, your sermons, your parenting skills or your spirituality, it can feel like the whole church is against you.
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.
We are called to nurture God's family. I believe that a return to an understanding of pastoral ministry as spiritual parenting is exactly what the church needs today.
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
director of the “Own It” Initiative at Berean Christian School in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is the author of The Beautiful Chaos of Parenting Teens.
Motherhood Changed My Image of God
When my understanding of God changed, so did my leadership.
bodied incarnational three-dimensional being. The truths I knew in my head about God came alive in the daily process of parenting. God's attributes as a
We Can't Help Everyone
When it comes to people with mental illness, I have to recognize my limitations.
beginning. She dove into studying the Bible and had a million questions for me about life, parenting, relationships, and other practical areas of life. She
Mentoring Is More than Teaching
It’s actually a lot more like mothering.
A parenting approach, on the other hand, incorporates a different mindset. Instead, parents take into account both the will and the emotions. Parenting is centered on relationship.
How to Lead Dominating Male Leaders
Three things I’ve learned as I’ve led dominant men
my past experiences. My father was a high D and portrayed some of the more negative sides of the dominant personality in his parenting style. As a lead
You’re Not Always Right
We all have biases that affect the way we interpret the Bible.
topics. By reading the entire Bible and gleaning the truths there, we do gain insight on things like politics, parenting, dating, marriage, and doctrine. We
Parenting For Sticky Faith
An Interview with Kara Powell
Parenting For Sticky Faith. An Interview with Kara Powell. 0; tweet; segregation. 5) How has your own parenting experience informed your work? Before
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
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Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
ministry, but members can access resources on the topic from teachers such as Paul David Tripp, the author and pastor who teaches on Christian living, parenting, marriage, and
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry
The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry.
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry. The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry. Read as Single
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
Such examples simply underscore the fact that we were never meant to live a compartmentalized life; our faith should inform our parenting, our citizenship, and our work.
Introducing Lent to Your Congregation
It starts with your example.
few people mentioned my preaching in passing. But, to my surprise, the most common refrain was about my parenting. I heard things like: “I was blessed
The Power of Ethical Congruence
Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians.
God. And the same ineptitude that we bring to so much of what we do—our parenting, our relationships, our marriage—they bring to their work as well.
Ministry as a Young Mom
3 ways to minister well as you adjust to a new normal
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Ministry after Becoming a Mom
Is it possible to balance two full-time callings?
Ministry after Becoming a Mom. Is it possible to balance two full-time callings? Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. I have two major callings