Thrive in 5
Have you ever noticed how important it is to pay attention to the tone of voice with which something is said?
We live in a world inundated with information and opinions. However, accessing information does not equate to understanding. This is especially true regarding health.
We have all heard the phrase, “work smarter, not harder,” so how does this principle apply to pastoral ministry?
“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.”
The Bible paints a remarkably coherent and consistent story of God and humanity.
In your family, how can you embody some aspect of 1 Corinthians 13 a little bit more?
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.
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.
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
As a pastor, If you have discovered that your motivation has taken a vacation and left you behind, you are not alone.
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.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” –Jesus, John 14:27
In our current cultural climate, there are so many voices vying for our attention. It’s hard to know who to trust.
A timely look at some of the latest facts related to the COVID-19 vaccines.
The beginning of a New Year is an ideal time to establish a preaching plan.
How would you rate your emotional wellness?
Saving for short and long-term goals is most likely going to be a part of every pastor’s financial planning
Commitment is an essential quality of long-term relationships.
Be still and listen to the voice of your heavenly Father who loves you, who cares for you, and who knows your needs.
…now is a good time to be intentional and plan for strategic days off leading up to the holidays and then for an extended time away from ministry-work sometime in the new year.
“How can a pastor best lead during a time when we are awash in conspiracy theories that people often promote?”
Since March 2020 the world in which we live feels like a dangerous place. For some of us, that sense of danger is actually real. For others of us, the sense of danger is more in our nonconscious perception of threat.
Lectio Divina is one way you can read Scripture to abide in God’s presence and to experience his living Word for you today.