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Reports continue to come out about the Baby Boomer generation and their retirement. Unfortunately, many of the findings are not encouraging. Many do not have enough money to retire or are running out of money in retirement. While the initial reaction for some may be, “I told you so,” I have sympathy for this generation and their retirement struggles. Here’s why:
Unfortunately, leaders who bring a casual attitude to copyright infringement put themselves at legal risk. Not only that, they also jeopardize the integrity of their ministries by flirting with the temptation to steal creative property. As a best practice to ensure your church is acting above reproach in honoring copyright law, survey the below list and seek to avoid the following six things that may be putting your ministry at risk.
We’ve seen these lists of how to pray for your pastor before—for protection, humility, grace, etc. But I wonder, in light of the unique struggles pastors seem to endure and the consistent headlines of pastors leaving the ministry, if there are additional prayers we might add. These are the five prayers I will begin praying for my pastor and pastors everywhere:
So pastor, even if it seems unpopular, uncomfortable, or tedious, continue in steadfast pursuit of what Scripture calls us to in Ephesians 4:11–16. Equip the saints and build up the body of Christ until we all attain unity in faith and knowledge of the Son of God. Now the question is, “Isn’t building up the church the pastors’ job?” Yes, but not by themselves. Every member is called to take part in building up their particular body. Every member is meant to serve in ways that supplement the pastors and make their work a joy and not burdensome. So, with that in mind, here are four ways to become a good role player in your church.
This Week at ThomRainer.com:
Ten Reasons We Are Starting Revitalize Network
You might detect I am a bit excited about this ministry. Indeed, I am. It is my prayer we will become more than an organization, but a movement used by God to transform churches and the world. So, why are we starting Revitalize Network? As a starter, allow me to share ten reasons…READ MORE