Do you find yourself working very hard to craft the perfect sermon but never quite being able to preach the perfect sermon? Would you like to be free from perfectionism?
By Joel Snider / Center for Healthy Churches
El error más grande y costoso que el liderazgo de la iglesia puede hacer relacionado con el abuso sexual infantil es asumir que “no puede suceder aquí.”
By Scott Floyd
¿Qué harás cuando ocurra algo inesperado que vuelva los ojos del mundo hacia ti y tu ministerio? ¿Qué harás cuando los reporteros llamen, toquen a tu puerta o aparezcan con cámaras?
By Eric Black / Editor
Decreasing church attendance and shrinking budgets might make a person wonder if Jesus’ resurrection applies to his body, the church. Are churches as bad off as statistics, trends and popular notions indicate?
By Bill Wilson / Center for Healthy Churches
How is moving a church like moving a horse? Pastor Ryan Chandler, who learned how to move horses during his youth, sees some similarities.
By Ryan Chandler
Ross Shelton, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Brenham and a Voices contributor, shares five filters—or safeguards—for deciding what church renewal ideas to implement.
By Ross Shelton
Grief is the natural response to loss, but what is the right way to grieve, and how long should we grieve?
What does a successful intentional interim look like, and what do pastors and churches have to say about intentional interim ministry? Part 2 of 2.
If your church could be known for healthy relationships, a confident vision, an exciting mission and vibrant fellowship, would you be interested? Intentional interim ministry is designed to get your church there.
Talking about sex at church and with children can be difficult. LeAnn Gardner, a lecturer at Baylor University’s Garland School of Social Work, offers ways and reasons to make it easier.
By LeAnn Gardner / Baylor University
To survivors and churches: Far more people have been sexually abused than are reported. The reasons for underreporting are numerous. It’s long past time to defang those reasons.
How can you reduce the possibility of a child being sexually abused? Scott Floyd, director of Counseling Programs at B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, provides guidance and resources for preparing children and their environments to be safer places.