Pastoral Transition: Six Factors That Help A Church Navigate Big Changes
Churches that resist change have a harder time when change is needed. Churches that regularly make smaller transitions hone their transition skills.
2. Relationships. When big changes are needed, there's no substitute for having strong relationships to build on. Gary and I have worked together for
How to Ask a Man to Mentor You
In light of #MeToo, some men are more reluctant than ever to mentor a woman.
addresses. The fear of being falsely accused hovers in some men's consciousness, making them more cautious in their relationships with women. The
How to Make Finding a Mentor Less Awkward
Three shifts in the way I thought about mentoring freed me.
How will this impact the other relationships in your life? Life is full of mentors, and these relationships are best when they are inclusive and not exclusive.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
For starters, it does not belong anywhere near a church. It's been said time and time again that emotional intelligence is the currency of relationships.
Ally or Adversary?
Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt. It doesn't have to be this way.
Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt. Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt.
Unresolved Relationship Issues
Recognizing, addressing, and helping others deal with transference.
from childhood. Transference can also happen in peer or romantic relationships, but tends to occur when there is a hierarchy of roles. Women leaders
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.
accordingly. It's a skill much of evangelical Christianity has not cultivated, particularly when it comes to male-female relationships. 1. Cultivate your relationships. For
God’s Crowdsource in East Harlem
This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses.
God's Crowdsource in East Harlem. This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses. José Humphreys.
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
It has taken me 25 years of trial and error to learn how to develop a solid web of supportive relationships. The Challenges of Finding Community. Ministry
3 Ways To Become The Godly Elders Today’s Youth Need – And Want To Follow
The best way to help foster the Fruit of the Spirit in others is not by demanding it of them, but by living it out with them.
Youth, both in and outside the church walls are looking for genuine relationships with their elders. How to negotiate relationships and make wise decisions for instance.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Relationships, finances, stress, and health are common sources of pain we find ourselves trying to handle alone, only giving them over to God when we have made such a tangled knot
The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
Making sense of – let alone controlling – the complex and elusive web of personalities and relationships in a small church is much harder than planning a sermon series, hiring staff
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Relationships First. Instead, engaging younger generations with the Bible starts where it always has: relationships. Even more than previous generations
For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life
Real prayer is about relationship. And relationships are hard. Even (especially?) with God.
Real prayer is about relationship. And relationships are hard. Even (especially?) with God. At least it should be. And relationships are never quick and easy.
How to Keep Leading When You Feel Like Falling Apart
5 things to do when you face tragedy and turmoil
Maybe like me, you've lost someone close to you. Maybe you've struggled through financial hardship or strained family relationships. When we have challenges, how do we cope?
Why Most Small Churches Don’t Use (Or Need) An Organizational Chart
When small churches follow a strict Org Chart, people end up filling positions instead of operating within their talents, gifts and passion.
Dynamic small churches and static small churches. Static small churches operate by Org Charts (either explicit or implicit), while dynamic small churches operate by relationships.
Find Your Place in God's Story
Like Esther, you may be exactly where you are for a specific purpose.
change my life. I was 18 at the time and in the midst of a 3-week romance that illustrated the longevity of my high school relationships. My boyfriend had
No More Frenemies in Ministry
Rather than see other women leaders as competition, we can serve as advocates and allies for one another.
Well, they both intended to succeed … and so the rivalry began. Complicated competitive relationships among women are not limited to the catwalks and TV shows.
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
went wrong. Probably the biggest lesson was that we shouldn't randomly throw people together. Relationships have to form naturally. People are far