In this Christianity Today Women Leaders' article, Carolyn Taketa, pastor of small groups at Calvary Community Church, offers five great questions for discernment about taking on "extracurricular opportunities in ministry."
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My new book is 30 days of short readings about the essentials of true leadership communication in the age of social media, turmoil, distrust, and growing conflicts that challenge civil discourse. See the complete post to get a free excerpt!
The Clinical Pastoral Education program is offered to pastors from both CRC and RCA churches in communities throughout the United States and Canada. Read more about it here.
I just finished what has got to be the best book on leadership I have read yet. Instead of a list of strategies, it was about how our relationship with God strengthens our own soul for leadership.
This webinar explores how healthy boundaries enhance ministry, how power dynamics influence ministry relationships, and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls.
This webinar is for any Christian who desires to grow in their own capacity to be a grace filled presence in the middle of a challenging exchange.
The very real stresses and strains of Christian leadership and ministry life can feel like being crushed and ground. Discover healthy ways of coping and gain insight into recovering from ministry leadership burnout.
According to 1 Timothy 3:2, anyone who aspires to the office of overseer in the church should be able to teach. John Piper identifies eight traits of good teaching that can provide a focus for developing this biblically mandated skill in our church leaders.
This article by Jim Merhaut describes why emotional intelligence (EIQ) can be a better predictor of leadership success than IQ. It includes a link to an EIQ test that includes practical ideas for boosting your EIQ to make you a more effective leader.
"Making it look easy takes a lot of practice" say Matt Smay and Hugh Halter about incarnational life and missional community. "A workbook alone won't get the job done...It also includes learning to take personal responsibility for your own calling."