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Running Away To Home

Running Away To Home

Pastor Resources · Running Away TO Home   I was about eleven years old when we got the word that my mother, older brother, and I had finally been approved to move into the government housing project. We had been on the waiting list for a long time, and by most...

Why so many pastoral suicides

Why so many pastoral suicides

Pastor Resources · Pastoral Suicide   Why are we painfully seeing more suicides in the ministry? Why does it seem like a “taboo” topic to bring up? Why does it seem that people are fearful to tell the truth when it comes to someone taking their own life?...

Prayer for the City in Light of COVID-19

Prayer for the City in Light of COVID-19

Pastor Resources · Prayer For The City In Light Of Covid   Praying for the revival of the church and rebuilding of the city is always crucial, but has a timely urgency during the present COVID-19 crisis. While hopes for urban renewal always burn deep within Christ’s...

Are You Willing to be Forgotten?

Are You Willing to be Forgotten?

Pastor Resources · Are You Willing To Be Forgotten - Menikoff   You’ve probably never heard the name Oswald Avery. Not long after the influenza pandemic of 1918, he devoted himself to finding the cause of this horrific virus. Avery lived in a laboratory, hovering...

Move The Can: The First Step To Help A Church Become Healthier

Move The Can: The First Step To Help A Church Become Healthier

Pastor Resources · 100 DaysHealthierChurch The Paint Can   Turning a church from unhealthy to healthy is a daunting task. It starts by working smarter, not harder. Here’s an example. The Paint Can: A Parable In the 1990s, I led a small group of church members on a...

Picture It

Picture It

Pastor Resources · Picture It   A friend confessed to me that, for years, whenever he tried to read the Bible he would get so bored that he stopped reading after a short time. This surprised me because my friend was leading a vibrant ministry and I know he has a deep...

Faith and Fear Can’t Co-Exist?

Faith and Fear Can’t Co-Exist?

 Pastor Resources · Faith And Fear   Can faith and fear co-exist? Can we have hope in the midst of fear? Aren’t we, as God’s people, especially in difficult times, to eradicate fear from among us? Easier said than done! While fear is an emotion; faith is a choice. We...

Rediscipling The White Church

Rediscipling The White Church

Pastor Resources · Adaptation Chapter 3   In my experiences with racial reconciliation conversations, there usually comes a moment when superficial talk gets real. Often this comes about because a person of color takes the risk to share how racism and white...

Learning to Read the Bible

Learning to Read the Bible

Pastor Resources · Learning To Read The Bible   When I was young, I had a soccer coach who told me I didn’t know how to run—and that he was going to teach me. His statement made me mad. I actually didn’t like my coach too much; I thought he was kind of overweight for...

Running Away To Home

Running Away To Home

Pastor Resources · Running Away TO Home   I was about eleven years old when we got the word that my mother, older brother, and I had finally been approved to move into the government housing project. We had been on the waiting list for a long time, and by most...

Why so many pastoral suicides

Why so many pastoral suicides

Pastor Resources · Pastoral Suicide   Why are we painfully seeing more suicides in the ministry? Why does it seem like a “taboo” topic to bring up? Why does it seem that people are fearful to tell the truth when it comes to someone taking their own life?...

Prayer for the City in Light of COVID-19

Prayer for the City in Light of COVID-19

Pastor Resources · Prayer For The City In Light Of Covid   Praying for the revival of the church and rebuilding of the city is always crucial, but has a timely urgency during the present COVID-19 crisis. While hopes for urban renewal always burn deep within Christ’s...

Are You Willing to be Forgotten?

Are You Willing to be Forgotten?

Pastor Resources · Are You Willing To Be Forgotten - Menikoff   You’ve probably never heard the name Oswald Avery. Not long after the influenza pandemic of 1918, he devoted himself to finding the cause of this horrific virus. Avery lived in a laboratory, hovering...

Move The Can: The First Step To Help A Church Become Healthier

Move The Can: The First Step To Help A Church Become Healthier

Pastor Resources · 100 DaysHealthierChurch The Paint Can   Turning a church from unhealthy to healthy is a daunting task. It starts by working smarter, not harder. Here’s an example. The Paint Can: A Parable In the 1990s, I led a small group of church members on a...

Picture It

Picture It

Pastor Resources · Picture It   A friend confessed to me that, for years, whenever he tried to read the Bible he would get so bored that he stopped reading after a short time. This surprised me because my friend was leading a vibrant ministry and I know he has a deep...

Faith and Fear Can’t Co-Exist?

Faith and Fear Can’t Co-Exist?

 Pastor Resources · Faith And Fear   Can faith and fear co-exist? Can we have hope in the midst of fear? Aren’t we, as God’s people, especially in difficult times, to eradicate fear from among us? Easier said than done! While fear is an emotion; faith is a choice. We...

Rediscipling The White Church

Rediscipling The White Church

Pastor Resources · Adaptation Chapter 3   In my experiences with racial reconciliation conversations, there usually comes a moment when superficial talk gets real. Often this comes about because a person of color takes the risk to share how racism and white...

Learning to Read the Bible

Learning to Read the Bible

Pastor Resources · Learning To Read The Bible   When I was young, I had a soccer coach who told me I didn’t know how to run—and that he was going to teach me. His statement made me mad. I actually didn’t like my coach too much; I thought he was kind of overweight for...

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