Dr. Virginia Holeman
Five Conclusions about Money to Pastors from Paul
This month, we’ll examine five conclusions from the life and teaching of Paul especially as relates to pastors.
Building Safe and Secure Relationships
Creating and maintaining connections that feel safe and secure with your spouse is an ongoing process that requires vulnerability and courage.
Do You Need that Antibiotic?Do You Need that Antibiotic? Church is meant to be a place of community where the body of believers share their life journey and grow in their relationships with God and each other. These interactions whether one on one, small groups, or a Sunday service are essential...
The Case for Wesleyan Higher EducationThe Case for Wesleyan Higher Education On August 27th, 2021, The New York Times headline, The New Chief Chaplain at Harvard? An Atheist left many scratching their heads. Reporter, Emma Goldberg opened the story: The Puritan colonists who settled in New England in the...
Five Conclusions about Money from JesusFive Conclusions about Money from Jesus Back in May, we explored five conclusions about money from the Old Testament. In that article, I claimed that there was consistent theological truth around money from Genesis to Revelation. Since we looked at five conclusions...
Hearing God – A Way of Life (Part 3)
Have you ever noticed how important it is to pay attention to the tone of voice with which something is said?
Do You Understand Your Health?
We live in a world inundated with information and opinions. However, accessing information does not equate to understanding. This is especially true regarding health.
Working “Smart” in Ministry
We have all heard the phrase, “work smarter, not harder,” so how does this principle apply to pastoral ministry?
Are You Experiencing Compassion Fatigue?
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Gal. 6:9). Compassion fatigue is “weariness in doing good.”
Financial Resources for Financial Wellbeing
There are many available avenues for financial strategies for those desiring faith-based resources.
Thrive In 5-The Art of Love
In your family, how can you embody some aspect of 1 Corinthians 13 a little bit more?
Thrive In 5- Hearing God – A Way of Life (Part 2)
Hearing God isn’t just about receiving guidance, but rather about entering into a lifelong, interactive relationship of communication, intimacy, and living our whole life in the will of God.
Thrive In 5: Physical – When Being Too Sweet Is Bad
The demand on clergy is taxing. Ministry often demands more than pastors feel they can give. Add in bi-vocational, family needs, and a pandemic, it is easy to understand why a pastor’s personal health suffers.
Thrive In 5: Intellectual – Re-Discovering A Pre-Modern Paradigm
As pastoral leaders in an age of upheaval, the guidance we seek from the Bible will elude us if we exclusively rely on modern or postmodern paradigms
Thrive In 5-The Motivational (Emotional)
As a pastor, If you have discovered that your motivation has taken a vacation and left you behind, you are not alone.
Thrive In 5-Five P’s for Joyful Giving (Financial)
The Bible tells us that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:7), but too often giving feels like an obligation–this can be just as true for pastors as for lay people.
Thrive In 5-Co-Regulation (Relational)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” –Jesus, John 14:27
Thrive In 5- Hearing God – A Way of Life (Part 1)
In our current cultural climate, there are so many voices vying for our attention. It’s hard to know who to trust.
Thrive In 5-Thrive in 5 Covid-19 Vaccine Facts
A timely look at some of the latest facts related to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Thrive In 5: Intellectual – Balancing Preaching Series For 2021
The beginning of a New Year is an ideal time to establish a preaching plan.
Thrive In 5-The Practice of Emotional Wellness (Emotional)
How would you rate your emotional wellness?
Thrive In 5-Saving for Short- and Long-Term Goals (Financial)
Saving for short and long-term goals is most likely going to be a part of every pastor’s financial planning
Thrive In 5-Commitment (Relational)
Commitment is an essential quality of long-term relationships.