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Some recent conversations I've had with churches, pastors and candidates prompt me to name a reality that exists and needs to be challenged. The reality is that there is a prejudice against two groups of pastors.
There is grief in the closing of a church—for the parishioners and for the pastor. Allow space for grief, allow space for loss, and allow freedom to let the pastor move forward in serving God’s kingdom.
Gratitude somehow builds up in us during the ordinary and good times of life so as to make us less likely to be defeated when the bottom falls out on us in this or that area of life.
What struggling Christians desperately need to hear is not merely that God affirms them, regardless of their sin. What struggling Christians desperately need to hear is that God empowers them toward life in the Spirit.
In this post you'll find the 2017 Ministers' Compensation Survey, information on ministry shares and ministers' pension, and benefit information.
In many church circles, people are trying to move the church into becoming an Acts 2 kind of church. A church that reflects the church found in the Bible. But there's something missing here.
I'm looking to purchase a new compact Bible and wonder what version most CRC pastors are using. I see the TNIV, ESV, and NLT have all been approved in the last 11 years.
These Continuing Education pages are organized by the Five Callings that the CRC has adopted and are designed to assist pastors and councils make plans for ongoing learning.
Calling all pastors! Have you ever talked about creation care or climate change from the pulpit? We encourage you to participate in the Creation Care Preaching Challenge.
Have you or your church ever wondered where to turn for resources on personal finances and church financial management? If so, you'll want to check out this new website that was recently launched!
Here's a list of academic programs for pastors that focus on faith formation.
So: what is your calling? How do you frame how God has gifted you and formed you for His purposes? You don’t have to be a student on commencement or a retiring faculty member to be a person of calling.
"You need to do something about this,” the pastor pleaded. He urged, “I won’t tell you the details, but you need to do something to address the mental health challenges pastors face.”
I wasn't recently asked to perform a wedding by a widow in the congregation I serve. She was advised by her attorney to enter a covenant marriage agreement (for financial reasons). Anyone have wisdom on this?
On a leave of absence from my ministry position, I committed myself to face — with “ruthless honesty” — the spiritual questions I had been unwilling and/or unable to face when I was preaching and leading a church.
Focusing our ministry attention on young adults has been a popular topic of conversation recently. But as someone who has been engaged in ministry with children for over 30 years, I’m concerned that we’re skipping over a generation.
Whatever else Easter means, it does not mean people stop dying. The Thessalonians knew what we still know: namely, the stark and stubborn fact of death in our world poses a most difficult challenge to our faith.
I am really wrestling with what to do with all my books. I guess I could box and store them, but is there another option?
A couple years back Jen Hatmaker wrote an article on how a consumer culture threatens to destroy pastors. She pleads with pastors to stop trying to do it all. Pastors, does this resonate with you?
If love is the fulfillment of everything and keeps us from sin—and we are to fear no evil and love our enemies—would we love the devil being our enemy?
Self-reflection is difficult. It encourages us to be honest with ourselves and acknowledge our limitations. It requires that we ask ourselves personal questions, the answers to which will force us out of comfort zones.
“Pastor” is a word that I like. I have good associations with it and sometimes it’s helpful to use because it opens the door. But sometimes I have to let it go and find more creative ways to communicate what I do.
I am looking for churches that use a co-pastoring model of leadership. Are you are willing to share your experiences/job description with a church that is considering this model?