The absence of young people and young families makes it hard to implement the necessary changes needed to create sustainable church health.
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While some folks in the church can be the source of your pain, Karl and Shelley received unexpected healing and restoration from the people in their new congregation. This blessing released them into where they are today as they minister to leaders and their spouses all over the world.
The “damn” sandwich is taken a devastating toll on small and mid size church leaders. There has to be an intentional effort from within the congregation to focus on pastoral health from the side of the laity.
We need to look for people either from within our ministry setting or outside of our ministry setting that we can be completely honest and vulnerable with.
You may discover that you will find that serving in a bi-vocational capacity will bring tremendous fulfillment and margin to your life versus being full-time.
At the core of every church should be a desire to create disciples who create disciples who in turn create more disciples.
These resources provide practical tools that enable you to examine and expose areas where you may not be leading from a healthy soul.
Succession plans don’t just happen. It takes a long and thorough process to effectively implement a successful transition from one leader to the next.
Ministry in the coming decade is going to require a renewed authenticity in how we provide ministry. The shift has already begun to move from “observing” a service each week to “participating” in it.
A healthy soul is developed through a rhythm of surrender and reflection. We were not created to live our lives in a wide-open, frantic pace continually.
It’s not a stretch to say that Jesus modeled for us one of the key priorities of having effective discipleship was to love our enemies.
As baby boomers age, the focus of cultural unity will continue to increase. The generations coming up aren’t content with the status quo of the current church environments.