Health

Created on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: Tony Morgan, church health, studentsd, attendance, engagement, youth pastor, worship services, commitment, serving, leading
Last week I launched a series of articles on measuring church health. We began by looking at average children’s ministry attendance. This week, we’ll focus on students. For the churches we’ve worked with ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 / Growth
Tags: Thom Rainer, church growth, church health, planning, America, spiritual health, responsibility, role, giftedness, pastors, transformation
Based on research and anecdotal evidence, I estimate that nine out of every 10 churches in America are growing at a slower pace than their communities—if they are growing at all. That is not a good sign ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Ed Stetzer, mystery fenceposts, role, church, healthy boundaries, pastor, responsibility, Jesus, problem, solution
In the first post of this series, I began a discussion on the importance of pastors establishing healthy boundaries in ministry. As it’s an area in which I have personally struggled—and one in which I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 17 June 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Mentor, Hal Seed, benefits, vision, next level, New Song Church, church health, growth, Joshua, Moses, Elisha, Elijah
A few years ago, I hired a mentor. It was kind of humbling. After all, I had spent the previous three years mentoring nine pastors myself. But I finally admitted it: I don’t know everything I wish I knew! ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 17 May 2013 / Culture
Tags: Steve Reynolds, Anti-Fat Pastor, Anti-Fat Christians, ice cream, health, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, weight loss, Losing to Live, Bod4God, Get Off the Couch
I’ve been called a lot of things in my life but I never thought I’d be called the “Anti-Fat Pastor.”  Not me, the one who for years wouldn’t go to bed until I’d eaten my nightly giant bowl of ice ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, public scandal, God, space, heart, self-aware, honesty, temptations, healthy relationship, spouse
Every week it seems there is another scandal breaking out with a high-profile person, whether in politics, sports, media or the church. A person could have done much good their whole life but with one ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 May 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Church growth, church health, Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Church, New Testament, Ephesians, 2 Corinthians, James, children, organism, secret, balance, fellowship, discipleship, worship, ministry, ...
When I wrote The Purpose Driven Church, I predicted that church health—not church growth—would be the primary concern of the 21st Century church. I believe that prediction is proving itself true. The New ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 06 May 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, church, health, questions, progress, spiritual maturity, leaders, volunteers
Every year I get a complete physical from my doctor. It’s a thorough check-up from head to toe. I usually have the same initial thoughts about this invasive, needle-sticking, blood-sucking, finger-poking ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 25 April 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Kim Martinez, compassion, overload, stress, plan, time, away, health, teen
In the last week alone, 57 people have died in four violent events as reported by major news outlets. Every week, people in your church lose a job or a loved one or have a health incident. Every month, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 March 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Kim Martinez, Relationship Health, Differences, Celebrate, Miracles, Missions
Our church was in the middle of a building project, and the new sanctuary was almost done. On Sunday morning I overheard a board member: “We should never have given her (the pastor’s wife) the authority ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 February 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Kim Martinez, relationship, health, team, respect, leaders, dominant
God has given you a fantastic team at work. Your team might be small—family members, or a few volunteers. Maybe you are blessed to serve at a church large enough to afford a full staff. Regardless, God ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 14 February 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Kim Martinez, Relationships, Health, Offense, Sin, Forgiveness
Yep, it happened again. You are in the doghouse, and this time, you really messed up. The worst part is that you were trying! There are days (and sometimes weeks) when we seem to offend people with surprising ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Relationship, Health, Numbers, Jehoshapat
The numbers are in. Pastor Ted can see the report on the top of his desk. His stomach clinches as he walks across the room, picking up the report. There are times when the numbers haunt us. It might be ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 28 January 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Church health, God, presence, Sunday
This month, I’ve been looking at multiple tools for looking at how people experience your church. Hopefully, these tools are helpful to you as you consider how you interact with people. However, I think ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 / Innovation
Tags: Church, Health, Learn, Audio, Visual
Editor’s Note: This is the third and final in a series of articles by Assemblies of God Pastor Kim Martinez on church health. Part 1 Part 2 Jeffrey squishes his car into a parking spot, grabs his bible ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 / Culture
Tags: Health, Rick Warren, Guilt, Resentment, Sin, Confess
“When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long.” (Psalm 32:3 NLT) Yesterday we looked at the importance of trusting God and letting go of resentment, worry, and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 14 January 2013 / Culture
Tags: Health, Rick Warren, Worry, Worship, Pray, Panic
“I said to myself, ‘Relax, because the LORD takes care of you.’” (Psalm 116:7 NCV) God has given you the gift of your body, and it comes with an owner’s manual — the Bible. In it are all the instructions ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 December 2012 / Culture
Tags: Healthy, church, kingdom-minded culture, God
Identifying the kingdom characteristics of a healthy church There is much discussion about identifying and articulating the culture of our individual local churches. Amid countless innovative trends and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 06 December 2012 / Men
Tags: Kenny Luck, men's ministry, Sleeping Giant, flex, core, Every Man Ministries, local, church, healthy, strong
Every Man Ministries and Kenny Luck have created a pair of Sleeping Giant programs to activate vibrant men’s ministry. Centered around supporting the vision of the local church, the Sleeping Giant Total ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 October 2012 / Married
Tags: Marriage ministry, Classroom, Resources, Divorce, Healthy marriages
Note: This is the third of a three-part series about Christian marriages. Here are some simple but effective steps you can take to strengthen your church’s ministry to marriages without increasing your ... [ +++ ]
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