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What Pastors Should Know About Stress

What Pastors Should Know About Stress

What is stress? Not that a pandemic is new in our history. Nor the emergence of many disasters at once an odd occurrence. War, plague, poverty, drought, fires, floods, and revolution, are nothing new. However, the American experience has had relative comfort in most...

When We Were Lonely, God Came Down

When We Were Lonely, God Came Down

Sometimes I feel lonely. Of course, there’s a big difference between feeling lonely and being alone. I can be alone and not feel lonely at all. Conversely, some of my loneliest experiences have been when I was in a crowd of people. Perhaps loneliness is meant to serve...

How God Fills Our Emptiness with His Grace

How God Fills Our Emptiness with His Grace

I heard a preacher say one time that we all have dark thoughts about God. My initial response was skepticism. As someone whose earliest memories are filled with Bible truths, I didn’t want to think that I have anything but esteem and love for God. But I’ve come to see...

Leading and Discipling Into the New Normal Part 2

Leading and Discipling Into the New Normal Part 2

In challenging times your people more than ever need to know you care about them personally. That’s critical when it comes to reopening. If your people sense you are more concerned about getting them back in the seats than you are about their personal wellbeing, it...

Leading and Discipling Into the New Normal Pt. 1

Leading and Discipling Into the New Normal Pt. 1

Many Christian leaders are wrestling with what it looks or will look like to reopen in-person church gatherings. Some churches, perhaps yours, are meeting in person now. But whether you are or not, if you’re honest you know things are not “normal.” And so do your...

Fiscal Year vs. Calendar Year: Which Is Right for Your Church?

Fiscal Year vs. Calendar Year: Which Is Right for Your Church?

Pastor Resources · Fiscal Year Vs. Calendar Year For Churches While your church is unique in its offerings, it still operates similarly to other types of businesses. It must pay employees a fair wage, cover debts and expenses, and maintain a budget. As a church...

Take the First Bold Step

Take the First Bold Step

Take The First Bold Step Some of you reading this are standing at the edge of something new and contemplating your first step across the border. I want to remind you that God has already gone before you. Stepping out may stretch your faith, but God is already...

Love No Matter What (10 Ways)

Love No Matter What (10 Ways)

Pastor Resources · Love No Matter What (10 Ways) Have you ever winced upon learning that a long-time member has left your church? Even harder, does that individual appear to doubt some or much of what he or she used to believe about God, the Bible, Jesus Christ, the...

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

Pastor Resources · It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy Defining each one can help your church make a greater impact I learned to drive before smartphones with GPS were commonplace.  If I wanted to go somewhere new, I needed to do a little...

How Churches in Vacation Destinations Can Survive COVID-19

How Churches in Vacation Destinations Can Survive COVID-19

Pastor Resources · How Churches In Vacation Destinations Can Survive COVID - 19 Churches in vacation destinations face unique struggles. They tend to see fluctuating attendance, with many visitors coming in during the vacation season and then attendance dropping in...

What Pastors Should Know About Stress

What Pastors Should Know About Stress

What is stress? Not that a pandemic is new in our history. Nor the emergence of many disasters at once an odd occurrence. War, plague, poverty, drought, fires, floods, and revolution, are nothing new. However, the American experience has had relative comfort in most...

When We Were Lonely, God Came Down

When We Were Lonely, God Came Down

Sometimes I feel lonely. Of course, there’s a big difference between feeling lonely and being alone. I can be alone and not feel lonely at all. Conversely, some of my loneliest experiences have been when I was in a crowd of people. Perhaps loneliness is meant to serve...

How God Fills Our Emptiness with His Grace

How God Fills Our Emptiness with His Grace

I heard a preacher say one time that we all have dark thoughts about God. My initial response was skepticism. As someone whose earliest memories are filled with Bible truths, I didn’t want to think that I have anything but esteem and love for God. But I’ve come to see...

Leading and Discipling Into the New Normal Part 2

Leading and Discipling Into the New Normal Part 2

In challenging times your people more than ever need to know you care about them personally. That’s critical when it comes to reopening. If your people sense you are more concerned about getting them back in the seats than you are about their personal wellbeing, it...

Leading and Discipling Into the New Normal Pt. 1

Leading and Discipling Into the New Normal Pt. 1

Many Christian leaders are wrestling with what it looks or will look like to reopen in-person church gatherings. Some churches, perhaps yours, are meeting in person now. But whether you are or not, if you’re honest you know things are not “normal.” And so do your...

Fiscal Year vs. Calendar Year: Which Is Right for Your Church?

Fiscal Year vs. Calendar Year: Which Is Right for Your Church?

Pastor Resources · Fiscal Year Vs. Calendar Year For Churches While your church is unique in its offerings, it still operates similarly to other types of businesses. It must pay employees a fair wage, cover debts and expenses, and maintain a budget. As a church...

Take the First Bold Step

Take the First Bold Step

Take The First Bold Step Some of you reading this are standing at the edge of something new and contemplating your first step across the border. I want to remind you that God has already gone before you. Stepping out may stretch your faith, but God is already...

Love No Matter What (10 Ways)

Love No Matter What (10 Ways)

Pastor Resources · Love No Matter What (10 Ways) Have you ever winced upon learning that a long-time member has left your church? Even harder, does that individual appear to doubt some or much of what he or she used to believe about God, the Bible, Jesus Christ, the...

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

Pastor Resources · It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy Defining each one can help your church make a greater impact I learned to drive before smartphones with GPS were commonplace.  If I wanted to go somewhere new, I needed to do a little...

How Churches in Vacation Destinations Can Survive COVID-19

How Churches in Vacation Destinations Can Survive COVID-19

Pastor Resources · How Churches In Vacation Destinations Can Survive COVID - 19 Churches in vacation destinations face unique struggles. They tend to see fluctuating attendance, with many visitors coming in during the vacation season and then attendance dropping in...

 

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

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