Churches Are Missing the Big Opportunity to Minister to Single-parents

Single-parent homes are far more prevalent in the United States than most realize. They comprise one-quarter to one-third of homes with children in many...

Three Ways to Honor Your Volunteers During the Easter Season

As you remember and celebrate the ultimate life-giving sacrifice of Jesus’ death and resurrection on the cross this Easter, consider your volunteers. Your volunteers...

Why the “fishbowl” of Ministry Is Not a Bad Thing, and One Step to...

I had been a pastor for about ten months when the adult daughter of church members—a daughter who did not attend our church—stopped me for a...

Preparing for Easter – Part 2 by Cody Jones

In my last blog, I shared with you that I believe the best preparation for Easter begins with prayer and seeking God’s agenda for...

5 Ways to Lead with Empathy

Empathy sounds like one of those touchy-feely words. It’s what those woo-woo leaders do. But it’s not. Leading with empathy is something every leader should...

Preparing for Easter – Part 1 by Cody Jones

At the very first SCN XChange I ever attended, Pastor Jim Graff taught a message called “Planning That Produces Life and Peace.” I’m not sure...

5 Tips for Leading Through Change and Uncertainty

Every leader knows that there will be change and uncertainty in their organization. It could be an organizational restructuring, moving, or a global pandemic....

Caring for Your Church (without Wearing Yourself Out!), Part 2 by Mark Harrell

In my last blog, we explored how developing a balanced life and cultivating the right attitudes will help you as a pastor not wear...

Caring for Your Church (without Wearing Yourself Out!), Part 1 by Mark Harrell

If you are going to stay in ministry and not wear yourself out caring for your church, you’re going to need to develop a...

How to Boost Retention In 2024

Your staff should never resemble a game of musical chairs, constantly losing players one by one. Vanderbloemen knows how all-consuming a search process can be to replace an...
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God gave each of us a two-pound dynamo called the human brain. It’s truly the most amazing physical object in the universe. Yet, many...

Just Some Thoughts About My Pastoral Heroes

As I grow older, I’ve been thinking a lot about my pastoral heroes—both those still living and those now with the Lord. Here are...

Acts 29 Stories: Acts Church In Manila, Philippines

Written by: Olivia Meade  Olivia Meade works as a content editor for Acts 29. She’s a member of New Heights Church in West Virginia, where she...