Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print. “We feel like the Holy Spirit is calling you elsewhere.”. Each word pierced me like a dagger to my soul.
Don’t Try To Be Successful, Try To Do Good Work
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they’ll always have a healthy ministry.
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they'll always have a healthy ministry. For a while. But the numbers came at a cost. They sucked my soul dry.
Pastor, Take a Vacation—for the Good of Your Church
You are not the linchpin holding your congregation together.
The stakes feel elevated for those in the field of soul care. However, some types of anxiety are not only inappropriate—they are toxic to my soul and lead to the sin of idolatry.
Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print. "You walk with God and teach others out of that." My professor's words etched themselves onto my soul as he spoke
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
So I took time to let that truth sink in. I took time to tend my soul rather than worrying about anyone else. The raw honesty of the Psalms fed my soul during that time of failure.
When You Feel Like a Failure
Whether you've truly failed―or you just feel like a failure―the experience can actually be a blessing.
I felt like an utter failure. Surely, she could see it, too. But where one woman's words had stripped me to the core, her words filled me up. They were like balm to my soul.
Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls
With all the politicking, protesting, and terrorizing, it’s tempting to give up the fight.
All of this indicates to me that the time has come, again, to fight for my own soul. I lift my heavy head, taking my eyes off myself and fixing them on Jesus
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
Each one, regardless of accent, culture, or skin color possesses a God-breathed soul. Practical Soul Needs. “People migrate with their cultural beliefs and practices.” —Kenneth Guest.
The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
and symbols. Seasoned and starting soul-watchers who are serious about their sacred craft should heed Arthurs' call and sit under him. Desmond Soh
Want To Pastor A Church You Love? Love The Church You’re Pastoring
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul?
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul? Christian
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
On my more gracious days, I respond easily, “Oh you're never a bother. Come in. How is it with your soul?” On my less-than- gracious days? Lord have mercy on my soul.
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
If you are like me, there's a burning deep down in your heart that won't allow you to give up, but getting your heart, mind, and soul to go forward is hard.
Give People Dignity the World Has Taken Away
What an alcoholic pastor taught me about administering the presence of God.
Wheaton, Illinois. This article is adapted with permission from Immeasurable: Reflections onthe Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc. (Moody, 2017).
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Recovery Director. Instead of saying anything to women leaders today, I invite lament—the guttural, primal wail of the soul that is born of suffering and loss.
3 Secrets of Leadership Training
What does it take to develop leaders in your church?
Leadership involves caring for your soul; this is not optional or extra credit. Secret #2: Leadership training is as much about soul care as it is about skills.
Churches and the Americans with Disabilities Act
How compliance helps churches welcome all people—including individuals with disabilities.
I'm a firm believer that there's an equal spark of God in every human being and that every soul is equal and to discriminate against people with disabilities is to deny somebody's soul, to
An Open Letter to Young Women Leaders
The glory of God is man—and woman—fully alive.
It pulls you forward. It gives you life. It reminds you who you truly are in the deepest parts of your soul. For God, creator of all, calls you his own. Pause
Facing My Inner Control Freak
An unexpected encounter with the Holy Spirit changed everything.
Every year she poured her heart and soul into planning this weekend, a time set apart for women to study God's Word, hear the Holy Spirit, and get away from the demands of life.