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My Mixed Feelings about Ordination
How could I know if ordination was the right step for me?
I was never told that I couldn't be a pastor because I was a woman—I simply never saw a woman serving in that role or being ordained. Read as Single Page Page:1234|Next.
Paying Your Pastor
Tips and insights for setting compensation
firm CapinCrouse. A number of factors—the size of the church, the local cost of living, the experience level of the pastor—play a role. Reiff recently spoke
My Winding Road to the Pastorate
It was an inconvenient time to begin feeling called to co-pastor with my husband.
Sobbed would be more honest. And they were not tears of joy, shed by a loving and faithful pastor's wife. My husband, bless him, was so excited, so passionate about his new role.
Why Your Salary May Not Be All You Want It to Be
A church administrator’s perspective.
Raise the senior pastor's salary, and everyone else usually benefits. The church board has more brakes than accelerators. The board doesn't really know what your role involves.
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
Are you the only pastor on staff? I wondered, How can I help these non-ordained leaders see that their leadership role must extend beyond the boardroom?
Our Best on the Pastor’s Role
10 tools to clarify who you are and what you do as a pastor.
Our Best on the Pastor's Role. 10 tools to clarify who you are and what you do as a pastor. This article documents the current realities. “ABCs of a Pastor's Role” by Marshall Shelley.
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
The Pastor's Role in Life-or-death Decision Making. How a person dies should be a private matter between families, their physicians, and their pastor.
The Busy Pastor’s Guide to Inbox Shalom
A clear email inbox is a ministry aid. Here’s how to get (and stay) there.
The Busy Pastor's Guide to Inbox Shalom. A clear email inbox is a ministry aid. Whatever the topic, your congregation needs to know their pastor will respond.
The Ever-Broadening Role of the Pastor
Over the centuries, shepherding a flock has gotten a bit more complicated.
The Ever-Broadening Role of the Pastor. And if the pastor discovered a fundamental ill, the pastor's role was to prescribe some remedy to restore spiritual health and vitality.
I Don’t Fit the Senior Pastor Mold
But I’m leading in the way God has gifted me.
You're the Senior Pastor? I have always had a pastor's heart, but moving from a staff pastor role to a senior pastor role is in so many ways a new journey.
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
It was my time. I could have nice things. Then our lead pastor left for another position, and I (the associate) knew God was calling me to step into that role.
ABCs of the Pastoral Role
What you never expected to do when you first sensed God’s calling.
ABCs of the Pastoral Role. What you never expected to do when you first sensed God's calling. Marshall Shelley. More. Every pastor has gotten the question. Sometimes
Why Smooth Pastoral Transitions Matter More Now Than Ever
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn’t matter who the pastor was.
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn't matter who the pastor was. The Rise Of The Pastor.
A Pastor's Dilemma: What to Do When You Can't See the Vision for Your Church
Is it okay if a pastor’s calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or, does every church need a pastor-led vision to get behind?
Church LeadershipMarch 27, 2017. A Pastor's Dilemma: What to Do When You Can't See the Vision for Your Church Is it okay if a pastor's calling is to help others fulfill their calling?
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
He was still serving the Grahams in this role when he died in 2000. Stephanie O'Brien is a lead pastor at Mill City Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a program director and