Thriving Essentials is a new way to get all the ministry leaders in your church aligned with key concepts in four areas: mission, discipleship, discernment, and leadership.
For the longest time, I considered my desire to “be liked” a liability. A weakness. But watching the hit series Ted Lasso has caused me re-think this.
Making a difference in people’s lives is a big part of what motivates CRC pastors. What happens when a pandemic strikes and you begin to suspect you haven’t made much of a difference after all?
Swiftly changing pandemic circumstances forced many CRC pastors into a pace of decision-making that stretched them out of their comfort zone. Here’s why that might be and what you might do about it.
In a season where distractions are everywhere for pastors and leaders, our need to practice the spiritual discipline of attentiveness is critical.
Memo to pastors who lead teams: those dedicated people who serve on your church staff are not just there to help YOU succeed!
In times of trauma, people look to their spiritual leaders for care and support. The more pain spiritual leaders encounter, the more they pour themselves into ministry and the less they pay attention to their own well-being.
When you become a minister in the CRC, whether through ordination or transfer, we want you to travel through your first five years of ministry with an experienced minister at your side. Here is a ministry description for that relationship.
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Vmware, identifies three mentoring relationships that were crucial to the success of his career. What do you like most about Gelsinger's types? In what ways do you relate to these types in your own life?
You're invited to a one-day learning event at Crossroads CRC in Des Moines, IA, focused on helping local church leaders and pastors find unique yet practical ideas to bring health and growth to their church.
What is willfulness? What are some characteristics of willfulness in a leader?
As a result of being a church pastor in the same church for sixteen years, I have come to the conclusion that the DNA of church planting is in alignment with the DNA of church renewal...
This book presents an alternative model for churches, from its leadership structure to its mobilization of the laity, that hopes to recreate the church Jesus and the apostles cultivated: a church not chasing the wind but rather going into the world and making disciples of Jesus.
This book presents a incredibly comprehensive vision for how pastors and ministry leaders can adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology.