From Around the Web:
There are questions every pastoral candidate ought to ask a search committee or hiring team when evaluating possible relocation, and then there are the questions every pastoral candidate ought to really ask.
While most churches will want to continue their Bible study options during primary small group times, some may seek to take advantage of increased flexibility to offer something else during other times.
I have learned one thing throughout the years working in local church ministry. God does not call us to be comfortable. Instead, He calls us to be conformable, which can be the direct opposite of comfortable.
Pam and I are not parents, so I’m always hesitant to write about parenting. Nevertheless, I want you to know what I hear anecdotally about the difficulty of raising PK’s today. At the end of this post, though, I’m also asking pastors to let us know what’s worked well as they’ve parented their kids.
This Week at ThomRainer.com:
Seven Consequences for the Church Staff When a Pastor Leaves
Many church members do not fully grasp how disruptive a pastor’s departure is to the remaining staff. The staff are left behind, even if it’s not in an eschatological sense…READ MORE
Why Some Church Members Don’t Want Their Church to Grow
- Loss of familiarity.
- Loss of memories.
- Loss of comfort.
- Loss of power.
- Loss of perceived intimacy.
- Loss of worship style.
- Loss of worship time.