Leaders at Pease CRC talked about a foundation for many years without any success. But recently their talk turned into action when the church established a Legacy Foundation through Barnabas Foundation.
Countless voices tell our children money makes the world go round. Parents must speak louder and say otherwise.
We hope your congregations are gearing up for Disability Awareness Sunday on October 21. Rev. Miriam Spies has offered a reflection based on the gospel lesson from Mark. We pray that your congregations are places where everybody belongs and everybody serves!
Four things that are essential to an effective mentoring relationship: knowledge, character, identity and perseverance.
Few church members will receive fame and accolades the way Aretha Franklin did during her lifetime. But every believer, no matter how meager their circumstances, can learn a valuable lesson from her about important conversations with fellow believers and loved ones.
Join me on Facebook for a live discussion on Sept. 20, where I will host Rev. Michael Ten Haken, pastor at Pease CRC, to hear the story of how his church came to establish a Legacy Foundation and what a difference it has made.
Editors Collin Hansen and Jeff Robinson have selected the stories of 12 Faithful Men: Portraits of Courageous Endurance in Pastoral Ministry in an effort to dismantle the cool factor that prevails in our view of ministry life.
What is your focus when you prepare and preach your sermon?
From an outsider looking in at this situation and how it continues to unfold, there are some lessons that we in Safe Church Ministry should consider.
What I want to underline, however, is the need for everyone to advocate and act for the well-being of the pastor. Failure to take this seriously can result in spiritually unhealthy pastors AND spiritually unhealthy congregations.
Lecturing my millennial friend on the priorities of giving won't accomplish much. Truth is, he has a lot more to say about how and when church ministry will be paid for than I do.
I've been a pastor for 9 years in a different denomination. Here, I am not ordained and not qualified to baptize or lead the church in communion. Is there anybody who could help me understand the reasoning for this?
Jill’s conversations centered on family faith formation, a specific focus that Faith Formation Ministries (FFM) has chosen for the coming school year. “These pastors noted how busy families are,” she said.
I don’t need to be a Brewmaster Pastor in order to drum-up some controversial grass-roots community of believers doing something radically cool. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, I’m already radical.
Like all Christians, ministry leaders face daily challenges and difficulties. Spiritual direction can help us meet those challenges in the spirit of Psalm 139.