Dalese Black, with a lifetime in ministry, reminds ministers to be mindful of their limitations and to engage in self-examination for their own well-being.
By Dalese Black
Pastors and leaders need to know themselves and face their fears, basing their identity on the solid ground of God’s grace rather than their performance.
By Eric Black / Editor
The more connected ministers are to local resources and community coalitions, the more support reaches the most vulnerable people in our communities.
By Rachel Gillespie
In response to the exhaustion that comes with grief layered on grief, Jayne Hugo Davis offers the practice of contemplative prayer.
By Jayne Hugo Davis / Center for Healthy Churches
Steve Bezner gives reasons why pastors are burning out or quitting ministry and ways they and their churches can prevent these outcomes. This is a two-part series.
By Steve Bezner
Steve Bezner provides insight into reasons for increasing numbers of pastors taking their own lives, burning out or quitting ministry. This is a two-part series.
Focus on form over function has stifled once-booming businesses, but some have remembered their function and adapted to a new day.
By Jesse Joyner
Sometimes, a church and its long-tenured pastor find it hard to say a necessary, “Goodbye.” Karl Fickling shares the importance of knowing when to part.
By Karl Fickling
Sometimes, a group within a church works against a pastor. Karl Fickling shares what he has learned about addressing conflict to avoid a bad parting.
Sometimes, churches and pastors start off on the wrong foot. Karl Fickling shares what he has learned about avoiding a difficult parting.
The current pandemic forcing social restrictions is a time ripe for learning. Barry Howard, a ministerial coach, suggests positive things churches are learning.
By Barry Howard / Center for Healthy Churches
Robert Creech, professor of pastoral leadership and mentor to countless pastors, offers encouragement to pastors leading through the pressures of a pandemic.
By Robert Creech