Designate a Faith Formation elder/champion.
Intentionally cultivate a grace-shaped congregational culture .
Find a Spiritual Director [spiritual directors network]
Receiving coaching: 1-1 coaching of pastors which focuses on coaching the person and their personal growth and...
Lifelong Faith Journal
Shaped By God Edited by Robert J. Keeley
Helping Our Children Grow In Faith by Robert J. Keeley
Intergenerational Christian Formation: Bringing the Whole Church Together in Ministry, Community and Worship by Ross and Allen
Contact CRC Faith Formation Office.
Apply for a Peer Learning Grant.
Fuller Youth Institute:
Sign up for The FYI E-Journal
Practical Resources for Churches: a site with wide variety of free recorded webinars
Vibrant Faith University...
Clinical Pastoral Education
Vibrant Faith University
Continuing Education at Calvin Theological Seminary
Resources at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Attend the CRC Prayer Summit
Attend a Children’s Spirituality Conference
Attend the Roberto’s annual colloquium
Attend the Association for Presbyterian Church Educators Annual Event
Attend the Storyline Conference featuring writer like Donald Miller
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.
Clinton Christian Reformed Church located in Clinton, Ontario, Canada seeks a highly motivated Pastor of Youth & Congregational Life who has a passion for the ministries of youth & pastoral care. This calling includes occasional preaching and other possible leadership ministries,...
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?
As I read through sermons by the great Reformer Martin Luther, I got stuck on a sermon from Luke 2:41-52. Was I concluding that Luther preached a good sermon but did not preach the text?
The best preparation for preaching to the unconvinced is to build relationships with the unconvinced. If you don’t know any unchurched people, you won’t preach well to them.
I've seen people struggle to make adjustments to living and ministering in Florida. I've seen ministries not connect to their local community because they aren't willing to get a little sand in their shoes.
I am looking for some resources and opportunities to do some education in the areas of spiritual health and intellectual growth. What are pastors doing these days?
To stand in solidarity with refugees and immigrants is not to politicize the church. It is to fulfill the exhortation of Christ in Matthew 25:45, “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do it for me.”
At an ornate church in London, England, there is a special memorial for the "Unknown Soldier." The memorial has four inscriptions that sounds great on first flush but risk being nothing more than sentimental humanism.