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Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
to walk. They nourish our faith with simple acts of love and push us in the direction of God's calling. Amy Simpson writes this about spiritual mothers:
What a Pastoral Coach Says Pastors Need for Spiritual Self-Care
Ways to create a healthy rhythm in ministry work. - Article
coaching. She had a pastoral coach herself during her time as an executive pastor, and she has a personal history receiving spiritual direction. “I have
How to Be a Spiritual Mother
We all have a responsibility to guide younger leaders. - Article
Spiritual mothers don't let people stay the way they are either. We push people, not necessarily in the direction we want them to go, but in the direction God is pulling them.
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry. - Article
So why would life be different for God's spiritual armed forces—those of us in ministry? end goal, I focus on God's call for my life, making decisions that keep me heading in that direction.
Church Turnarounds Are About Direction And Consistency, Not Speed Or Size
It's called a turnaround for a reason. It's more about the direction you’re heading than the speed you’re going.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
I was called to help a church turn around from a decade of numerical, emotional, spiritual and missional They're more about the direction you're heading than the speed you're going.
Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry. - Article
Both of my parents are Presbyterian pastors. My father has served primarily in parish ministry, while my mother has served in both parish ministry and spiritual direction.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
losses. We outsourced spiritual direction. When a person's pastor becomes their boss, the lines between congregant and employee become blurred.
My Journey Into Spiritual Direction
Recognizing God's work in your life usually requires a guide.
My Journey Into Spiritual Direction. Recognizing God's work in your life usually requires a guide. He was much better at asking wise questions. Therapy vs. Spiritual Direction.
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
Col. 3:15). I like to look around the edges of our church where the spiritual wallflowers wait. I success. He was disarmingly candid about his lack of direction. I
My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care
A seasoned shepherd selects those most helpful for 'the cure of souls.'
The angles Peterson speaks of are the pastoral basics: prayer, Scripture, and spiritual direction. This Resource #8: Gordon T. Smith, Spiritual Direction. Learning
Is the Megachurch Era Over? Yes. And No. (And Other Contradictory Answers)
Megachurches aren't going away. Nor should they. But we need to make room for other models, too.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Going even further in this direction, Matt Chandler recently announced that Village Church is Megachurches have discovered and, in some ways, created a spiritual thirst in a segment
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
Peterson calls the Christian life a long obedience in the same direction. Keep in mind that the quickest, more efficient route isn't necessarily the best for the spiritual development of your
Walking in Billy’s Shoes
John Ortberg offers 6 lessons evangelical organizations can learn from Billy Graham and his team.
For more than half a century, the most familiar voice in American spiritual life belonged to because the organization and its namesake had a commitment to a single direction that made
5 Tips for a Safe One-on-One Mentoring Program
Guidelines and safeguards for an effective adult mentoring ministry. - Article
It is absolutely vital to make clear that adult mentoring is distinct from other relationships such as peer friendship, spiritual direction, or lay counseling.
How to Figure Out Your Calling
Amy Orr-Ewing says it takes a combination of being proactive and listening for God’s leading. - Article
“In my final year at Oxford,” she says, “Frog and I were praying about my vocation and future direction, and we decided to lay a fleece before the Lord.
The Ever-Broadening Role of the Pastor
Over the centuries, shepherding a flock has gotten a bit more complicated.
your group is facing, knowing what resources you have, determining what direction to go In spiritual leadership, that means tending your own internal life: your relationship with God, the
The Day I Hit the Wall
A simple question led to a life-defining collapse.
Was this a judgment of sorts on the pace and direction of my life and work? Was God forcing me to face unknown weaknesses, questionable motivations, spiritual shallowness?
My Trek to Spiritual Sustainability
5 secrets to perseverance—in marriage, ministry, and faith—became clear on this Alpine adventure.
My Trek to Spiritual Sustainability. 5 Klaus. He was 65 and traveling in the opposite direction of ours, so he knew the route we'd be taking the next day.
How to Detox Your Leadership and Fuel Your Growth
Metabolize your leadership experiences - Article
I was a hot mess. A healing combination of counseling, coaching, community, spiritual direction, and time helped me let go and move on. My circle of
Reassembling My Faith
What would make the difference between doubt strengthening my belief or crushing it?
Eventually, by the grace of God and the gentle guidance of a wise spiritual director and couple other voices, the clock went back together—tighter and even better than before.
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