Opinion | Discipleship
I Inherited a Failed Sunday School. Here’s How It Flourished
Four counterintuitive keys to successful discipleship.
The burden arises from the spiritual dependence of the children on your teaching. And we can begin to see the gifts and blessings that come from being “the least of these.”.
Margaret Feinberg: Scripture Is My Food for Thought
A conversation with the author of ‘Taste and See: Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers.’
Each of these adventures was both a spiritual and a culinary adventure. up and created, with our strengths, weaknesses, personalities, quirks, and all of the talents and gifts that God
Opinion | Discipleship
Find Your Creative Voice
Creativity becomes more than expressing ourselves as we reflect God into the world.
do good. In fact, Scripture speaks of spiritual gifts given “for the common good” (1 Cor. 12:7), and I believe that includes the gift of creativity. Ephesians
Opinion | former TCW issue
Gifts of the Wilderness
Surprising ways God meets us during desperate and lonely seasons
beings, our desert experiences may require complex care on physical, psychological, and spiritual levels. There is no terrain so barren that it cannot yield the Father's gifts.
Opinion | Discipleship
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
check and a willing spirit, volunteering in youth work doesn't seem to require much, and women who feel tied to this area (and little else) may wonder if their spiritual gifts are being fully
Opinion | Church
The Case for an Early Christmas
Christian history gives us reason to see Advent and Christmas as coexistent, not separate.
A blended season may be truer to the spiritual practices we're trying to sow the rest of In the Middle Ages, European children were given gifts on December 6 in honor of Saint Nicholas
Opinion | Family
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
Along with spiritual wellbeing, our interpersonal health also needs tending. As April Yamasaki writes in her book Four Gifts, it's “a way of life, a gift that sustains each of us as we serve
Opinion | Discipleship
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
been heading in that direction and didn't have language to describe my sense of spiritual dislocation. I am also learning what gifts and talents I can contribute to the church community.
Opinion | Discipleship
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
a unique role to play in building the community of Christ's church; neglecting their spiritual and vocational won't flourish until women are actually in the churches using their gifts to serve
Opinion | Family
It’s Not My Daughter’s Job to Teach Me About Women
I’m learning how to rightly respect the opposite sex, not because I had a child but because of ongoing encounters with Christ.
spans from the vulgar to the deeply touching and even delves into the spiritual realm. as friends and colleagues, not as dangers or temptations; and to recognize their gifts and advocate
10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing
More and more evangelical women are pursuing higher education in theology. Here are a few you haven’t heard of yet.
“She's marked by deep wisdom and carefulness, and she has strong gifts as a Ministry Studies at Hope College, programs dedicated to “theological formation, spiritual growth, cultural
Opinion | Discipleship
4 Ways to Share God’s Love in Summertime
The “Ordinary Time” of summer invites us to give the extraordinary Good News.
profile of someone interested in faith, nonetheless they were eager to talk about their spiritual lives—their the long and not the short term, it becomes one of the great gifts of friendship
Opinion | Family
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
Counting one's blessings is a vital component of spiritual health, as Ann Voskamp reminded us in One Thousand Gifts. Alongside the list of things to
Opinion | Family
Special Needs Kids Don’t Need Special Parents
When my son was diagnosed with autism, I thought God had picked the wrong mom. Then I remembered Moses.
Who gave us our mouths, the gifts of speech, and sight? needs ministry consultant, speaker, and author who recently released her latest book, Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the
Opinion | Discipleship
Six Ways Men Can Support Women's Discipleship
Male clergy and laity who want to enable women's ministry often don't know how to get involved or what to do.
He was right. I did become a mom, one of my greatest joys and gifts in my life. “Christian women increasingly look to nationally known figures for spiritual formation and inspiration
Opinion | Church
A Woman’s Guide to Seminary
Ministry is serious business. These 9 steps are key to pursuing your training.
If preaching is a spiritual gift you think you might have, you need the training and the these skills in different areas of ministry—even in the nursery—and in conjunction with other gifts.
Opinion | Discipleship
What Women Want: More Opportunities to ServeSubscriber access only
Need Christians to help and lead at church? I know plenty.
Though many congregations offer training and direction in spiritual gifts, we need better follow-up to link members' giftings with the work of the church.
The Great Female Commission
Mentorship expert Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on how to draw all women into the work of discipleship.
Of course, God can use online teachers and their work, but discipleship and spiritual formation must take to blogging—I do some of it myself—and I don't want to downplay their gifts.
Community Home Offers ‘Boot Camp’ for Pregnant Moms
How a residential program in Virginia goes beyond crisis pregnancy aid.
in six different CTFT categories that set the path toward independent living: spiritual goals, financial of that home, financial donations began to come through, as well as gifts of diapers
Opinion | Family
This Christmas, I’m Defining Family by My Single Friends
Blood relatives are key to the holiday. But I share a deeper DNA with the body of Christ.
and the liturgy of the meal, partaking not only in the physical food but in the spiritual food of On Christmas Day, there will be gifts aplenty under our tree, not only gifts for my husband and