We're struggling to find people willing to serve as elders (due in part to the work load and responsibility). Any suggestions?
The stress of ministry during COVID is leading good pastors to consider leaving ministry altogether. They're burned out and exhausted. Here's how your council could help.
We are looking for insights on changing our current model of Elders to shepherding and administrative....looking for feedback from different churches on the pros and cons.
Many assume that supervising the minister is elders' work. Not so fast! What about the other people on the team—the deacons?
Dear Pastor, in this moment of widespread loss and grief, could an hour of you talking honestly with your therapist help your congregation more than an hour of you refining your sermon on lament?
Wise leaders understand that complaints are often values statements in disguise.
We’ve curated a list of excellent reopening resources for churches to help you navigate both the practical and theological aspects of beginning to gather in person again.
A pastor and a professor encourage ministry leaders to embrace the grief work they may be tempted to neglect. They explain why good grief will help you, your congregation and your theology.
Here are some things church leaders may want to consider in the new season of partially-gathered church.
As regions across the US and Canada begin reopening, what leadership challenges are pastors and councils engaging?
On May 20, Pastor Church Resources convened a panel not about the logistics of reopening but about the practices and postures that help congregations engage challenging conversations in hopeful ways.
How do you provide spiritual leadership in an environment in which you can't meet with people face to face? Here are some suggestions.
Does your church council talk regularly about the spiritual health of your congregation? Here is a set of twelve devotionals that will lead your elders and deacons to focus on your church's flourishing.
I've been wanting elders and deacons to weigh in on this question: What do you wish you had known when you were first installed in office?