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.
Closing a Chapter Gracefully
There are Peyton Manning fans and Peyton Manning haters. Personally, I don’t have strong feelings about him either way but I found a lot to admire in Manning in how he conducted himself in preparing and playing for the Super Bowl and what he said after it was over. There was a lot there that I think anyone could learn about how to handle yourself as life catches up with your talents and skills… Written by Scott Eblin
Trend #2 for the Future of Church Planting—Bivocational Ministry
Church planting today is not what it used to be. In the past, church planters were the ones who couldn’t get a “real ministry position” at a church, so they started their own. Although, there were those entrepreneurial few who defied all odds and purposefully started churches on their own, by and large being a church planter wasn’t what it is today… Written by Daniel Im
Shared the Gospel and Nothing Happened?
Have you ever witnessed for Christ and had the thought that what you are saying seems to have no effect on your listener? In your conversation, you explain with passion and great conviction about how Jesus died for our sins on the cross of Calvary … Written by Moray McGuffie
5 Reasons Your Pastor May Not be Leading Well
I was talking with a concerned man recently about his church. He’s concerned the church is wasting a lot of resources and accomplishing little towards its vision to make disciples. They have a large building, a large staff, and a rich history of Kingdom-building, but the building sits empty most days of the week and there is a steady decline in baptisms and Sunday attendance… Written by Ron Edmondson
Before We Serve
Some say we ought to tell people what they need, then serve it up to them with the best manners possible. Others believe that to discover needs we should poll an audience and find the most common one. While neither idea is inherently bad, neither is foolproof… Written by Dan T. Cathy
The Gettys Spearhead Call for a Global Hymn Sing
As you may know, Keith and Kristyn Getty are prolific and highly-regarded hymn writers. They have reinvented the hymn-form creating a noteworthy catalog of songs, known and sung the world over by young and old… Written by Ed Stetzer