church resiliency

Investing in Hope

What are the signs a congregation has more energy dedicated to hope than just survival?
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Shifting the Power Dynamics in the Church

Power lies not in the pastors' hands but with the laypeople the pastor is called to oversee.
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Overcoming Frustration in Ministry

How many times have you acted out of frustration, and thus hindered God's best for your ministry?
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Am I Being Well Led?

How Psalm 23 Shows Pastors Ways to Shepherd Their People
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Overcoming Landmines in Ministry

If you keep your chin up and knees down, God will help you turn around his church.
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Loneliness and the Church

What Americans of every stripe experienced combines several factors that contribute to loneliness.
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Holy Moments

To be a Minister of Word and Sacrament means to pay attention, to be observant, to find the holy, not only in the night sky but also in the everyday.
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Mandy Smith: My Top 4 Books on Spiritual Formation

Here are some thoughtful resources on spiritual formation that could help strengthen and encourage you during these hard times.
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The Prayer of a Humble Leader

How a leader responds reveals his or her heart toward the Lord.
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The Powers and Dangers in the Lives of Pastors

Excerpted From Don’t Blow Up Your Ministry  By Michael MacKenzie   The Powers and Dangers in the Lives of Pastors Being a Christian leader is a dangerous job. I grew up in Prince Edward...