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Hey, Fletch: Would We Save Money by Outsourcing Our Church’s Cleaning?
The cost may seem high, but the in-house expenses may surprise you. - Article
workshops in Washington, DC, Orlando, Atlanta, and Honolulu. Find out why one church leader called his recent workshop attendance an “answer to prayer.”.
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.
Oklahoma Laws • Southern Baptist Controversy • Exempt Status: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders. - Article
“[W]e were curious about how America's religiosity had evolved over the 60-plus years since the first National Day of Prayer. Recognizing the distinction
Two Churches, One Roof
Can congregations share space without butting heads?
It was uncomfortable hearing them chatter and shuffle as I tried to close our service in prayer.”. The meeting began with prayer and expressions of Christian brotherhood.
3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy
Start making a plan today. - Article
If you want to share testimonials or prayer requests, be sure you are doing it in a way that is helpful, not harmful, to your members. Start your church communications plan today.
The Loneliness of the Pastor-Theologian
How to find encouragement in this unique vision and calling.
That's because God-centered worship is inescapably theological. When the Word of God is spoken, the people of God are led in prayer and praise. When
How to Become a Trauma-Informed Congregation
These suggestions will help your church better care for survivors of abuse.
You can help these counselors set appropriate boundaries to prevent burnout. Lay counselors often practice inner healing prayer to deal with trauma memories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
But in the same way we all have a responsibility to support and pray for cross-cultural mission work, the needs of vulnerable children should form a significant part of our prayer lives.
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
Eugene Cho: Why I Am Stepping Down as Pastor of Quest Church
“I don’t feel burned out, but I am realizing my limitations.”
Then, at the beginning of this year, I led our church through 21 days of prayer and fasting in preparation for the upcoming year. I can't say I heard a clear voice from God.
Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
We see it when our tools for ministry are not primarily Scripture, prayer, and faithful presence, but are instead worldly business practices and techniques.
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.
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.
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
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.
New Music Is Not Worth Fighting For – So What Is?
Change may be necessary. But we need to get there by fighting the important battles, not the trivial ones.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Getting greater involvement in worship is a cause worth fighting for; Going deeper in prayer is a cause worth fighting for; On the essentials like outreach, worship, prayer and discipleship.
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