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.
Spiritual mothers and fathers model a life of ministry that can truly be imitated This is the same work I do daily with my own sons: building a legacy of character and passion for Christ that
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
The term spiritual mother immediately brings to mind my own mom. Another passion my mother passed on to me is reaching out to others. Circumstances do not intimidate her.
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
by someone in your congregation—an eager person looking to take the next step in their spiritual growth They may even find they have a personal passion to study theology more deeply
7 Ideas for Improving Bible Engagement in Your Church
How to encourage a deeper experience of Scripture.
If people see it simply as a spiritual reference manual, says Paauw, it will never inspire As pastors, may we model this love, delight, and passion for Scripture, showing others how our
5 More Reasons To Go To Church In Person: Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell, Taste
When all our senses are involved we learn more, engage more, enjoy more, contribute more and remember more.
And no, this is not always because of laziness or lack of spiritual passion. In a growing number of cases, it's because they've been hurt deeply, sometimes repeatedly by church people.
Why Most Small Churches Don’t Use (Or Need) An Organizational Chart
When small churches follow a strict Org Chart, people end up filling positions instead of operating within their talents, gifts and passion.
Organizational Chart When small churches follow a strict Org Chart, people end up filling positions instead of operating within their talents, gifts and passion. Karl
To Fight Discouragement, Fan Your Flame
Times of discouragement are inevitable in ministry, but we can learn to combat them.
recently, somehow he managed to give me the strength to preach his Word with passion, conviction, and fire. of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus teach us the basic attitude of a spiritual leader.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
The Director of Groups affects the spiritual lives of those in the church by leading and skills and outstanding communication abilities, and in whom God has placed a passion for seeing
My Best Advice For New Pastors And Church Planters? Be A Great Cover Band
The more good sources you take ideas and inspiration from, the more likely you’ll discover the unique ministry God has for you.
ministries you respect and admire – ministries that have a similar passion and calling to the one God is giving you – then drop the best parts of each one into your spiritual and pastoral
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Few people have the eyes to see spiritual realities. The big problem in every culture is lukewarmness, an absence of passion for what's really important.
Why Moral Failure Happens When Ministry Is Going Great
7 characteristics of success that can lead to adultery.
Ministry success leads to busyness, which leads to pastors neglecting their spiritual armor. When a pastor exudes confidence and passion onstage, others find that very attractive.
Women, Calling, and Guilt
Is seminary a waste of time?
In the end, passion won the day, but the pursuit of passion is an emotional roller coaster Although they described seminary as “God's gift” to them, or a time of “spiritual retreat,” lurking
When a Minister Can't Manage
Ways for church leaders to respond.
Leading with their passion, and then connect the dots. Just as not everyone has all the spiritual gifts, not everyone will be equally capable in both ministry and management.
Introducing Lent to Your Congregation
It starts with your example.
you already know and trust, like your district superintendent, bishop, local spiritual director, or can prepare for the week by prayerfully meditating on passages that depict Jesus' passion.
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
Keep in mind that the quickest, more efficient route isn't necessarily the best for the spiritual development of your congregation Your passion tends to be contagious, no matter the topic.
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
instruction, and poem. Because I have such a passion for studying the Bible, it consistently surprises me that not everyone shares my enthusiasm. I have
The First Step to Sparking Innovation In a Stuck Church
Church leaders need to spark the creativity of innovative believers by figuring out how to say yes to their passion.
June 03, 2016. The First Step to Sparking Innovation In a Stuck Church Church leaders need to spark the creativity of innovative believers by figuring out how to say yes to their passion.
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
Reading is a passion of mine, but I love multitasking while listening to a good audiobook. I often forget the realities of my physical existence—that my spiritual anxieties hide in my