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Bigger? Or Better? Yes, Your Church Has A Choice
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you’re maximizing growth, you’re also maximizing success.” (Bo Burlingham, in Small Giants)
Constant growth doesn't work for the majority of churches or businesses. As it turns out, constant growth doesn't work for the majority of churches or businesses.
When Churches Are Liable for Hostile Work Environments
What churches can learn from a recent sexual harassment case.
When Churches Are Liable for Hostile Work Environments. What churches can learn from a recent sexual harassment case. Richard R. Hammar. Image: Breather / Unsplash.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
Her family and work came first, which delayed her pursuit, but once my siblings and I got older, and after over 20 years of hard work, she accomplished her dream.
How to Ensure Fair Salaries for Your Church Staff
Find out more about an exciting new compensation resource for your ministry.
If you work for a church, you'll have the opportunity to receive personal salary reports letting you know salary ranges based on your position and personal experiences (such as
4 Ways to Make an Agenda Work for You
Consider which approach may work best for your meetings.
4 Ways to Make an Agenda Work for You. Consider which approach may work best for your meetings. Here's today's good news—there are other options that may work better.
How to Start the Salary Negotiation Process
Tips for approaching conversations about compensation.
The words I like to use are: “I work for a nonprofit organization. I am not a nonprofit.” If you want to work [with] me, I want to know if you will take care of me.
3 Ways to Stay Sane This Easter Season
Yes, it's possible to relax during your busiest time of the year.
By routinely stepping away from his active work, he entrusted the outcome of his circumstances, problems, and ministry to the Father. 3. Keep Your Work in Perspective.
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
Notice, those blanks could be filled with myriad activities (eg, “work,” “parent,” “sing,” “volunteer”), including “play sports.” Sports are not a strange cultural manifestation for which there is
There's Something in the Water
How second-generation gender bias makes it difficult for women leaders to thrive
The water was clear, and food sources were readily available. It was as if there was something in the water, some unseen force at work, making the environment inhospitable.
My Mixed Feelings about Ordination
How could I know if ordination was the right step for me?
I'll never forget the look on his face when he came in the room. My dad's work had paid for our entire family to spend a week at a Christian retreat center in North Carolina.
Preparing to Leave a Church You Love
Even when you know it’s time to move on, you’ll likely face mixed emotions.
There will be times the emotional toll does not feel worth it, so take the time and do the work that helps you know that this move is from God—ask the hard questions to ensure that God
Take Time for Breath Prayer
This simple meditative prayer can bring big transformation.
Thankfully, we can work on re-training our brains to reconnect with our bodies, minds, hearts, and souls through a meditative practice called breath prayer. Breath Prayer.
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
We didn't go into this work for the money. Our currency is influence. The personal work of pastoring doesn't necessarily synch up well with strategies, efficiencies, and study.
Lead Well Alongside Men
5 tips for co-laboring for the kingdom
The vision in the creation narrative in Genesis is that of women and men created to work together as image bearers of God and coworkers tasked with caring for the earth.