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Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
This story gave me an idea for my own congregation: distributed pastoral care. He were eager to take on pastoral care responsibilities, but he lacked the experience.
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
Your wise executive leadership, Christ-centered preaching, courageous pursuit of justice, and loving pastoral care have built our church community.
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
Self-care. Marshall Shelley, director of Denver Seminary's Doctor of Ministry program and associate professor of pastoral leadership and ministry, has seen a recent shift in pastoral
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
“Gregory the Great called it the 'art of arts' in his great treatise on pastoral care. He thought the task of guiding souls far more difficult than the tasks performed by a mere medical doctor.”.
Pastoring the Victims of #MeToo
Four steps your church can take to minister well
They will need time, empathy, support, and strategic care. As leaders in the church, we should be asking, Is my church ready to provide what these victims need?
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors. It's about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care. Rebecca Meyer and Gerald Hiestand. 0; tweet;
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
I've even come to wonder if I have opportunities to influence people in ways my pastoral colleagues in giant churches can't. Most stories of pastoral influence involve a personal touch.
8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God.
To safeguard marriages and maintain integrity in our pastoral care—or other leadership—women require principles that get at the heart of our relationships preemptively.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
These narratives connect us to others engaged in the highs and lows of pastoral ministry. I was oh-so-wrong. By Keith Mannes. 13. How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry.
My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care
A seasoned shepherd selects those most helpful for 'the cure of souls.'
My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care. There are fine blogs and websites on pastoral care, but pastoral care is not best taught from resources and classes.
Join Our Summer Study Group
Meet with women from across the country for community, encouragement, and discussion.
Sure, I had great support from the other pastoral staff (all male), and I did find a handful of We'll be tackling topics like what self-care looks like when you're in leadership, how to navigate
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
As a pastor, I need, with eyes wide open, to look into my own soul and be honest about that pesky inhospitable spirit that malforms and manipulates pastoral care from a blessed
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps.
Fearing My Own Strength. In my previous church, I was the Minister of Pastoral Care and functioned as an assistant pastor. In fact, congregants introduced me as their pastor.
Paying Your Pastor
Tips and insights for setting compensation
Reiff recently spoke with ManagingYourChurch.com about how a church can address the issue of pastoral compensation. We love our pastors—we want them to be taken care of.
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
were some young people in my college and career class who learned my personal care routines at What should I do?” With pastoral wisdom, they can give advice and even a kind of
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
more women to lead (whether in the hospitality ministry, the women's ministry, or the pastoral ministry), we 1 Peter 5:1–2 urges elders to shepherd and serve the flock under their care.
Your Most Undervalued Role
The slow, small, but immeasurably sacred work of pastoral care.
Your Most Undervalued Role. The slow, small, but immeasurably sacred work of pastoral care. The inefficient imperative. One-on-one pastoral care is every pastor's inefficient imperative.