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3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy
Start making a plan today.
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
Take Time for Breath Prayer
This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation.
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.
Preparing to Leave a Church You Love
Even when you know it’s time to move on, you’ll likely face mixed emotions.
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.
For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life
Real prayer is about relationship. And relationships are hard. Even (especially?) with God.
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.
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.
Church Renovation Blind Spots
Why we sometimes miss obvious problems with our facilities.
I thanked the woman for watching our daughter while I led a prayer group and my wife taught some of the older children. Read past prayer or planning journals.
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.
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.
11 Ways to Love Your Leader
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month.
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
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
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?
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.
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).
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.
Break Your Day into Thirds
A creative way to avoid burnout in ministry
another five hours. Likewise, if I had early morning prayer meetings or pancake breakfasts, I would try my hardest not to schedule evening meetings. I knew
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