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Created on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 / Adversity
Tags: Thom Rainer, adversity, dying, church, life, autopsy, hard data, health, help, significance, influence, guilt, dependence, community, love, control, miracle
I have written another article that presented the findings of my "autopsy" on a church that recently closed its doors and died. I knew the church well because I had been their leadership's consultant 10 ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 19 May 2014 / Community
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, people, help, responsibility, excuses, self-improvement, heart, God, wisdom, accountability, negative outlook, vision, future, self-deception, price, success, kingdom, age
I've been involved in pastoral ministry for 30 years, and I have a desire to help everyone. But I have learned the hard way that I cannot help every person who attends our church or who comes to me for ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 March 2014 / Relationships
Tags: Thom Rainer, supportive, spouse, marriage, ministry, church staff, pastors, Harvard Business Review, emotional support, career demands, practical help, career advice, relocation
I am tempted to say that my ministry would be incomplete without my wife, Nellie Jo. It is more accurate, however, to say I likely wouldn’t have a ministry without her. She not only has been supportive; ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 10 March 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: millennials, church, Generation X, leave the church, change, church complaints, the bride of Christ, making a difference, helping Christians mature, connecting believers to God, take a stand, youth ...
I recently turned 35. I was raised on Saturday morning cartoons (DuckTales, Shirt Tales, lots of stuff with tales), cordless phones with extendable four-foot antennae, and Pop Rocks and Coke ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 03 March 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: Pastors, struggle, depression, suicide, help, issues, spiritual warfare, unrealistic expectations, demands, pressure, ministry, marriage, family, problems
The issue of mental health and Christians is finally getting some attention. Among the Christians who have challenges, many pastors struggle with depression. We hear too frequently about a pastor committing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 February 2014 / Missions
Tags: Brandon Cox, pastors.com, addictions, pain, helps, ministry, Jesus, broken, recovery, evangelistic tool, sin, messes, desperation, volunteer, healing, redemption
Some churches don’t want a recovery ministry—a ministry that specializes in helping people deal with their addictions and pain—because of the messes they’d have to get involved in. That’s tragic. Most ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 30 January 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: Joe McKeever, pastor, wife, experience, ministry, church, assessment, Dwight L. Moody, hurt, help, divorce, split, ego, denomination, vain, creatures, self-centered, needy, weak
What qualifies me to write this piece, if anything, is that I am a pastor who has been married most of my life. My wife, Margaret, and I did this entire ministry thing together, having married the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 / Service
Tags: Recruiting, volunteers, church, Brian Flax, maintanence, advertising, help, ask, training, word of mouth, social media, Facebook
Recruiting volunteers for your church or religious group is a time-consuming process, especially if only one person has taken on the responsibility to do so. Recruiting and maintaining a good group of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joe McKeever, preacher, help, Kingdom work, blessing, sermon, family, goals, activities, Jesus, scripture, theories, convictions, confidence
It sounds like such fun, being an encourager of ministers of the gospel. And it is. Except for when it’s not. What does an encourager of preachers do when he finds those who need not so much encouragement ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 18 October 2013 / Communication
Tags: Perry Noble, unchurched, Leviticus, Ark of the Covenant, practical help, lives, Bible, marriage, child, job loss, financial stress
One of the major problems with the church is that it has been obsessed with answering questions that no one is asking.   People are not showing up week in and week out wanting to know what happened ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 05 September 2013 / Administration
Tags: Greg Atkinson, role, campus pastor, multi-site church, leading, equipping, training, serving, helping, senior pastor, counseling, LifeGroups, lay leaders, community meetings
This past week, I was contacted by a minister who was getting ready to start his new role of campus pastor at a multisite church in 2014. He asked me to share with him what my week and responsibilities ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 / Education
Tags: Ron Edmondson, authenticity, leader, culture, church, pastor, awesome, mediocre, credit, help, accessibility, accountability, failures, fears
It has been well documented that today’s culture craves authenticity in leadership. It shouldn’t be, but many times it is hard to find in leadership, even in the church. One of the fastest ways for a leader ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 / Culture
Tags: Ron Edmondson, lies, Christians, hurt, help, control, God, understanding, marriage, time, prayer
Here are 12 of the biggest lies I’ve heard people tell: 1. I’m not going to let him (or her) hurt me anymore. 2. I don’t need any help. 3. I’ve got this under control. 4. I’m only going to try it one time. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 13 June 2013 / Evangelism
Tags: Hal Seed, Pastor Mentor, churches, Christ, goals, helping, multiplication strategy, problems, solutions, share
Whatever your goals are for the rest of this year, I’d like to encourage you to include at least one goal that helps other churches. Helping other churches is a multiplication strategy. If you can help ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 March 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Dan Reiland, Energy, Leaders, Accomplishment, Exercise, Vision, Helping
We recently had the “Bennett Boys” over while their parents David and Heather went out for a birthday dinner. We love those boys! Austin is 12, Hudson is 8 and Jackson is 7.  They are great kids. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 December 2012 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: Local, church, advantages, help, needy
In today’s culture it’s easy to think that the only way to solve the overwhelming challenges we face is either through innovative business or big government. Yet the reality is that the church, despite ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 / Ministry Tools
Tags: Stanley, Holy Spirit, pastors, believers, helper, role, Apostle Paul, prayer, obeying, prompting, conversation
One of the world’s most beloved Baptist pastors, Charles Stanley shares how to walk in step with the Holy Spirit’s promptings Several years ago during a photographic trip, my group had been traveling up ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 / Community
Tags: Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Sandy, disaster relief, helping hurricane victims, American Red Cross, Somebody Cares America, New York Christian Resource Center
Lower East Side churches and volunteers distributed 5,000 coats, scarves, boots and other winter supplies at the schoolyard at PS 34 in New York Saturday, in the shadow of the power plant that darkened ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 / Main
Tags: Step Up Your Leadership Skills with Help From Dr. Mark Rutland
I'm writing this from the latest session of Dr. Mark Rutland's National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL). We're excited to partner with the NICL, which is an intense training and learning experience. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 / Main
Tags: Sharpen Your Leadership Edge with Help From Dr. Mark Rutland
We've finalized the next issue of Ministry Today for September-October with Dr. Mark Rutland, president of Oral Roberts University, as the guest editor. It's an excellent issue, and you won't want to miss ... [ +++ ]
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