By Hal Seed on Jun 4, 2010
Hal Seed helps pastors and church leaders measure the success of their children’s ministry outreach events and retain unchurched families as a result.
By Charles Stone on Feb 22, 2019
Eight in ten pastors’ wives say they feel unappreciated or unaccepted by their husband’s congregations. Charles Stone and his wife give insight into how to protect your spouse and your marriage during the sometimes difficult calling of pastoral ministry.
By Thom Rainer on Oct 19, 2017
“Is this valley I am going through normal for pastors?”
By Joanna Gray on Nov 28, 2016
As church communicators we’re constantly looking for ways to make the ministry better not only for visitors, but for our church members as well. There are always little hints and quips here and there that our church family members say that give us a not-so-gentle nudge toward what we should be doing to better the ministry and further the mission.
By Peter Walters on Sep 8, 2022
We have a new family in our church with no church background at all. When I prepare to preach I think of them and go the extra mile to make my message as understandable and relatable as possible.
By Lisa Eifert on Jul 16, 2016
Getting kids to VBS is big step. It’s a great way to help kids during the vulnerable summer months and introduce new families to your church. Communication and promotion are key steps to ensuring your church reaches as many kids as possible. There’s a lot that can be done to promote it so remember to call on your teens and a powerful group message service like One Call Now.
By John Gilman Ii on Mar 19, 2021
Before kids, life was simpler, but it was a lot less fun. After kids, things get crazy. Everything takes more time, and you wonder what you did before the little ones were around. Going places with your kids becomes an adventure. You pack up everything you’ll need and some things you won’t. You make sure everyone’s eaten and used the restroom, even though you know they’ll be hungry and have to go again when you get there.
By John Gilman Ii on Mar 24, 2021
Families have long been the cornerstone of church congregations. Parents bring their children to church every Sunday. At a certain point, it becomes the children’s choice and responsibility to decide if they want to continue going to church every Sunday or not. That’s why it’s so important to show your children God’s grace and make Him a priority in their life from an early age.
By Lance Witt on Oct 16, 2017
"In ministry, there are certain tensions that we must live with. Sometimes they seem contradictory, but they are tensions that are actually healthy for us."
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 25, 2022
For those of you in the vocational ministry, let me offer some reflections on 42 years of ministry.
By Brandon Cox on Jun 26, 2018
Brandon Cox: In the pursuit of excellence in your ministry, remember these five guiding principles.
By Eugene Cho on Mar 21, 2018
Is pastoral ministry a dangerous profession? Eugene Cho shares the facts.
By Bob Hostetler on Jan 8, 2020
Pastor Bob Hostetler hasn't just survived the challenges that come with being married while in ministry; he lists his marriage as a major ministry success. How does that happen?
By David L. Hansen on Nov 17, 2018
Saying "no" can help focus your ministry, your leadership and your preaching.
By Tim Stevens on Apr 9, 2020
Tim Stevens offers encouragement and practical advice to pastors going through a tough ministry funk.