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Take Time for Breath Prayer
This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation. - Article
Take Time for Breath Prayer. This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation. Breath Prayer. Breath prayer has been practiced in the church for millennia.
Andy Savage Resigns • Church Preservation Controversy • Concealed Carry Law: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders. - Article
Savage released a statement early Tuesday announcing his resignation. . . . 'A]fter much prayer and counsel, I now believe it's appropriate for me to resign from my staff position at
Preparing to Leave a Church You Love
Even when you know it’s time to move on, you’ll likely face mixed emotions. - Article
They will not taste the sweetness of authentic community or know the grace of lives knit together. This is why we approached the decision to leave with prayer and seriousness.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
Yet, he was also a man who deeply loved my family. They were more than simply coworkers—Billy prayed a prayer of dedication over me and my brother when we were babies.
GOP Tax Bill • Sutherland Springs Lawsuit • Establishment Clause: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders. - Article
President Trump had strongly advocated the repeal. Trump promised to 'totally destroy' the Johnson Amendment at the National Prayer Breakfast in February.
For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life
Real prayer is about relationship. And relationships are hard. Even (especially?) with God.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church LeadershipSeptember 25, 2017. For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life Real prayer is about relationship. A healthy prayer life is hard work.
How I Overcame My Dread Of Talking About Money From The Pulpit
Why should our approach to meeting financial challenges be any different than our approach to meeting every other challenge?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
They know that we need to talk about money in the same biblical way that we talk about prayer, ethics, compassion, and every other part of Christian life.
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
but it was terribly heavy. That evening I was scheduled for a 15-minute time of listening prayer with two men from our host church. I'd never done anything
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective (NRSV).
11 Ways to Love Your Leader
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month. - Article
Pray for your pastor and write your prayer as a thank you card. Offer to take your pastor's vehicle for service and cleaning. Together, may we cheer our
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer. Engbarth said, “On a few occasions, a gang member threatened a drive by shooting if we went ahead with a prayer vigil.
Adoption Tax Credit • FEMA Lawsuit • Hate Crime Statistics: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders. - Article
'The pastor expressed his desire that perhaps the best way forward is to have the church demolished and replaced with a prayer garden,' convention spokesman Roger 'Sing' Oldham
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
More. From a Counselor: Rebecca Meyer. The sermon text was Psalm 88, a raw, riveting prayer of a depressed author, and the pastor did not hold back.
What a Pastoral Coach Says Pastors Need for Spiritual Self-Care
Ways to create a healthy rhythm in ministry work. - Article
growth. Miller recalls being at a pastoral conference a few years back and asking how many of the attendees took prayer retreats at least once a year.
Don't Let Bad Methods Undermine Good Theology
As a church leader, doing the right thing always comes first. But it will go nowhere if you’re not doing it in the right way.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
right thing. But worship and prayer will look different in a downtown church in Nairobi, Kenya than in a rural church in Paducah, Kentucky. The same
Pastor, How Do You Pray for Your Church?
10 ministry leaders respond.
like: “From fairly extensive reading about pastor and priest predecessors, I was impressed that everyday pastoral life was primarily concerned with developing a life of prayer among the
6 Ways to Lead Your Church Well in 2018
How to raise up new leaders, cast vision, and plan for the new year.
Find ways to apply your strengths as a solution. Pray for your church. Too often, prayer is an afterthought when it comes to conversation, articles, and books about church leadership.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
In Korea, the talk is more about how to get close to God, develop a life of prayer, and become spiritually strong. They talk about prayer, but don't actually pray together very much.”.
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
“There's more to the Christian faith than the intellectual. Spiritual formation focuses on the internal aspects of faith, such as the fruit of the Spirit and prayer,” Shelley continued.
5 Steps for Disciple Multiplication
A simple tool for apprenticing followers of Christ who can apprentice others.
If you do, I will handle the icebreaker at the beginning and the prayer time at the end, plus I will be there with you the whole time.” Grace agrees, and since she has seen him lead the
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