Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have too much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community.
But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of some of the most helpful and inspirational news and articles published on the web and give them to you here, in one centralized place as part of our “Reaffirmations Friday.”
Here are the top ministry blogs and articles this week detailing anything you may have missed.
As pastors, few things hurt more than seeing people show up to our churches, then leaving as quickly as they came. Some leave without reason. We had this problem at The Journey Church, where I pastor, for many years. We constantly had new faces at church… Written by Erik Reed
In my experience working with churches “vision” seems to be one of the most talked about and least understood concepts in church leadership. Most church leaders have a tendency to over-complicate or over-spiritualize vision. It doesn’t have to be that difficult… Written by Paul Alexander
The importance of spiritual disciplines is as old as the church, though seemingly lost to many. Writing in The Spirit of the Disciplines, the book that re-introduced the concept to a new generation, Dallas Willard noted… Written by Ed Stetzer
One of the toughest jobs for any church is to find and select a new senior pastor. It’s an intricate and delicate balance of both natural and supernatural forces. God is sovereign, but people are fully human. This makes for what is often a challenging time… Written by Dan Reiland
Tithing is a spiritual discipline many Christians practice. In its simplest form it means giving back to God 10% of what you make. I’ve practiced it for years as a regular part of my giving. I tithe ‘plus’ to my local church and I give to other causes on top of that… Written by Charles Stone
To embrace the fullness of joy, we need to broaden, rather than narrow, our understanding of joy. Joy involves a spectrum of emotions, actions, and responses that include gladness, cheer, happiness, merriment, delighting, dancing, shouting, laughing, and playing… Written by Margaret Feinberg
Is there are article you saw this week that you think should have made this list? Let us know!