Reporting | Church
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
Reporting | Church. Women in China's House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge. Chinese pastors' wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
Reporting | Family
Survey: Being a Pastor’s Wife Is Good for Faith, Bad for Friendship
Though expectations have shifted, spouses still feel the weight of church drama.
Today's generation of pastors' wives fill a different role than the dressed-up, casserole-toting caricature that came before them, but they still feel the pressures of being married to ministry
Reporting | Church
Women Speak Up in #SilenceIsNotSpiritual Campaign
Leaders from Lynne Hybels to Jen Hatmaker want evangelical churches to take a more proactive position on behalf of victims.
statement reads. “We call our pastors, our elders, and our parishioners who have been silent to speak up and stand up for all who experience abuse. There
Reporting | Discipleship
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.
More and more evangelical women are pursuing higher education in theology. Here are a few you haven't heard of yet.
Reporting | Church
Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches
Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.
Reporting | Church. Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches. Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.
Reporting | Church
Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise
And so are our impossible expectations for them.
Reporting | Church. Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise. And tomorrow.”. One trend the Barna Group noted is the slow and steady rise of female pastors.
Opinion | Church
A Woman’s Guide to Seminary
Ministry is serious business. These 9 steps are key to pursuing your training.
Ministry is serious business. These 9 steps are key to pursuing your training.
Opinion | Church
How Southern Baptist Leaders Aided My Escape from Abuse
Christian men helped me end a violent marriage. Their voices matter now more than ever.
spouses' sinful behavior. As we look to the future, pastors and other church leaders have the opportunity to be instruments of light or darkness. Today and
Reporting | Church
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
Even in the church, where marriage and families are celebrated— and, in many traditions, expected—female pastors are paid disproportionally smaller salaries if they're married with
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.
After speaking with close to half a dozen pastors and even more women's ministry leaders, I offer the following invitations to male clergy and laity: 1. Read
Opinion | Church
Junk for Jesus
Scripture invites us to give our firstfruits, not our fourthfruits.
I am one of the pastors of a small rural congregation in Michigan. Jennifer Holmes Curran, along with her husband, co-pastors New Hope Community Church in Shelby, Michigan.
Opinion | Sexuality
Pastors, Power, and PrettinessSubscriber access only
When good compliments go bad.
Opinion | Sexuality. Pastors, Power, and Prettiness. When good compliments go bad. Moreover, it sets a dangerous example for other men and other pastors to follow.
Opinion | Discipleship
Beth Moore: My 5 Keys to Accountability
In this celebrity culture, it’s easy for a servant to lose her way. These few habits keep our eyes on Jesus.
Only the foolish have no fear of it. There is a trapdoor at the foot of every podium, and pastors, teachers, and speakers can get swallowed whole. The
Reporting | Family
Why Gen Z’s Call for ‘Safe Spaces’ Is Good News for Churches
New expectations may shift youth group conversations, but Christ still provides the answer.
In a detailed report on Gen Z released in January, Barna Research found that the vast majority of youth pastors said their teens regularly bring up difficult moral questions.
Opinion | Discipleship
God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
of losing it. So I began to ask friends, theologians, historians, pastors I knew, and nuns I liked, “What am I going to do when it's gone?”. And they knew
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.
When asked how pastors might best equip women in their discipleship of children, Denton responded that we need to “elevate youth and children's ministry more generally.” “It seems
Opinion | Church
Six Ways to Support and Challenge Those Who Leave Church
How churchgoers can journey with their “done” brothers and sisters.
of the church, a couple of courageous friends were willing to “go there” with me, gently challenging me to recognize the bitterness I'd been cultivating toward a couple of former pastors.
Opinion | Discipleship
5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
The holy work of change requires a power much greater than personal discipline.
We need to lean into discipleship (from pastors and mentors) as we try to escape our bad habits and addictions. We need to hear the Word preached to deepen our convictions.
interview | Discipleship
Between Two Cultures: How Latina Christians Approach Leadership
Yvette Santana pilots a new project to coalesce Hispanic women.
“We want to create a network for Latina pastor's wives and lead female pastors, as they have such a unique role in the kingdom.”. I am particularly burdened for pastors' wives.
Opinion | Family
Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Nonprofit leaders, ministry leaders, pastors, academics, and others are all susceptible to wanting to think they already know best and can do whatever they want.