Articles Tagged 'Minister'

Ancient Wisdom, Today's Grace: Finding God's Will

Ancient Wisdom, Today's Grace: Finding God's Will

Throughout the Bible, we find great examples that can help us sort through our challenges today.

Phil Ware begins a series for church leaders and congregations in transition which uses Paul's experiences in his ministry to Macedonian churches to help us in our struggles today.

A Good Ending

A Good Ending

We don't have to live in the mess of our mess up!

Tom Norvell reminds us that as far as failure goes, Peter pretty much leads the way, but he also leads the way in turnarounds and being called back to significant ministry.

Pray

Pray

To touch the broken as Jesus did, I must learn to pray as Jesus prayed!

Phil Ware shares his second post on Mark 1:35-45 and learning to touch the broken as Jesus touched them by learning to pray as Jesus prayed.

Neglected Expeditions

Neglected Expeditions

What are we forgetting before we try our ultimate ascent?

Phil Ware reminds us that in a search for a new minister, especially a preacher or preaching minister, that we need to know our specific mission as a congregation.

Willing to Die on This Mountain

Willing to Die on This Mountain

What are the mountains you would die on for what you believe and what you are called to do?

Phil Ware talks about finding our theological and missional mountains and how important it is to know them if you are going to call a minister with whom to partner.

Warming Up to Love!

Warming Up to Love!

What does a little girl do when a stranger from far away shows up at school?

Phil Ware shares more of his recent trip to Fortaleza, Brazil with Compassion International and the Nerd Herd to visit Compassion sites, projects, children, and churches.

When You Lead

When You Lead

Serving to bless is also the foundation on which we lead.

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the real definition of a leader as someone who serves others because leadership is always for the sake of others.

Hope in the Wilderness

Hope in the Wilderness

How do we live in the interim?

Mark Frost of http://www.interimministrypartners.com shares part 1 of a 4 part series on the interim season by comparing it to the journey through the wilderness.

Gifts and Mission

Gifts and Mission

How do our spiritual gifts help us determine our mission?

Tim Woodroof continues the series on a church finding or calling a new preaching minister or senior pastor, especially during interim ministry, and the key point is that a church needs to know who it is and what God has called them to do before they try t

Mission and Bible Study

Mission and Bible Study

Hey, don't forget the greatest source of information on our mission, the Bible!

Phil Ware continues the series of articles on discerning your mission for churches to work through as they are in a season of looking for a preaching minister or pastor and Phil emphasizes both the universal mission passages and the specific mission passa

It Starts with Mission

It Starts with Mission

Where do you begin to find a new preacher, pastor, or minister?

Tim Woodroof begins a series of articles by Interim Ministry Partners on discovering a congregation's mission by talking about how churches want to find someone to fill the pulpit in a hurry when they first need to discover who they are and what their mis

Discovering the Character of Your Church: Values & Integrity

Discovering the Character of Your Church: Values & Integrity

How do we handle our values with integrity in the life of our congregation?

Greg Anderson reminds us why values are so important and how we must live out of our values with integrity.

Discovering the Character of Your Church: Personal vs. shared Values

Discovering the Character of Your Church: Personal vs. shared Values

Why can't we just do it the way I see it?

Phil Ware continues the series on values and leadership, especially conflict in the leadership because they cannot discern operational, personal, strategic, theoretical, shared, and other types of values.

Moving beyond the Ashes

Moving beyond the Ashes

How do you restore the joy to life and ministry again?

Phil Ware talks about burn out and how God restored Elijah to ministry and freshness after his great victory on Mt. Carmel and his collapse in the desert.

When You Need Wisdom

When You Need Wisdom

With all the crazy stuff going on, how am I supposed to know what to do?

Tom Norvel reminds us as leaders that we are promised wisdom, we just need to pray for it and ask for it genuinely and in faith.

Does God Play Bingo?

Does God Play Bingo?

What is your letter?

Ron Rose compares God's call in our life to Bingo, and whether or not we will answer when our number is called.

Go to My Brothers and Tell Them

Go to My Brothers and Tell Them

Who was the first apostle to the apostles?

Phil Ware shares insights into Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene and how he commissioned her to go declare his resurrection to his followers.

No Minister?

No Minister?

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Patrick Odum talks about how we are all called to be ministers and challenges us to imagine church lived that way.

Don't Just Wish It!

Don't Just Wish It!

Ever gotten past just wishing for something?

Ron Rose talks about a real Secret Santa or two and reminds us that we can be a blessing to others and be one too.

Under All These Masks

Under All These Masks

Who will deliver us?

Ann Voskamp shares a trip to minister to homeless people in Toronto and a struggling homeless addict that takes off his mask and speaks the truth.

Igniting People's Passion

Igniting People's Passion

What does it take to set your church on fire?

Larry Davies reminds us that igniting people's passion is what it's all about in the life of the church and we need to do that, then turn them loose and let them go!

It's About Seeing Us!

It's About Seeing Us!

Do you see and listen to these folks around you?

Rubel uses a street person named Jack and his friend to remind us that each of these people have a name and need to be valued and noticed as real people.

What a Great Preacher!

What a Great Preacher!

So what really makes him great at preaching?

The best preachers are not those we know but the ones Steve describes in this article who serve without pay and to bless others because that person wants them to know about Jesus!

Thanks for the Memories and More

Thanks for the Memories and More

What more can you say?

Phil says good bye to Paul Lee who has been his partner at Heartlight for ten years.

Vulnerably Successful

Vulnerably Successful

Why is it so hard to let folks minister to us?

So often, ministers and pastors won't let others minister to them, but we need to minister and be ministered to, we need to bless and be vulnerable so we can be blessed.