Earlier this week at ThomRainer.com:
- Five Reasons Growth May Be More Difficult in Your Church
- Missions & Church Planting in North America, with Kevin Ezell – Rainer on Leadership #310
- Six Reasons Pastoral Tenure May Be Increasing
- Seven Reasons Your Church Members Aren’t Using Your Church Website
- Six Traits of Preacher Eater Churches – Rainer on Leadership #311
The truth is there is no “secret sauce,” but there are several key things I see consistently in the leaders of flourishing Children’s Ministries.
Each of our bodies are different. Some of our bodies need more sleep, while others need less. Research continues to show that depriving your body of its sleep requirements for the sake of productivity is actually counterproductive. Sleepiness will slow you down. Here is how it affects you at work:
Recently, two men that I appreciate have resigned their churches and left abruptly. Both men love Jesus deeply and both left a large wake and a lot of hurt in the process. Their ministries were going well. There was not a major scandal. That wasn’t the issue. The issue was the way they left, so here are 7 tips to help someone transition and leave a church well.
Sometimes, the old adage “The days are long but the years are short” begins to feel more like “The days are long and the years are long.” What do we do as pastor’s wives when the never-ending demands pummel us? In many ways our calling is the same as every Christian’s—we’re to take up our cross daily, and follow him (Luke 9:23). And often the cross we bear is a call to give out of poverty, not abundance.
Illustration can be serious, reflective, humorous, personal, abstract, visual, verbal, physical, or interactive. They are what help the listener move from the broad to the specific, from “out there” to “right here,” from the theoretical to the practical. What are some good sources of illustrations that will help listeners understand the truths we are presenting? Here are six:
Here are five misconceptions about pastors, some of which are dangerous and greatly impede the ministry of a local church. In other words, they are not insignificant misconceptions.