No pastor can be all things to all people at all times. So how do we keep everyone happy, including ourselves?
The hardest, trickiest and most important word you will say today is … No!
You will become an effective leader only if you truly want to. So lean into it!
Times have changed – we are all writers and publishers now. But with this ability comes responsibility
An Alaskan pastor shares the powerful story of how he found healing in the place that once threatened to destroy him.
Adventist leaders on every level in the organization - pastors, educators, and administrators - may become exponentially more effective.
Love and prayer are the keys that will open doors of friendship with Muslims
An Adventist pastor volunteers to do guard duty at a Muslim mosque
Learn how a Bible/Quran Bible study in Lincoln, Nebraska built lasting friendships between Adventists and Muslims
The number one thing you can do to protect your congregation in an active shooter situation is to hold a practice drill before a situation takes place
Whether it be the crucial conversation with a head elder, a significant upcoming board meeting, or a particular challenge in the local school—pastors consistently face the heat of a challenging assignment.
Best Practices for Adventist Ministry is a bi-monthly e-newsletter produced by NAD Ministerial for pastors and church leaders that shares practical encouragement and creative tools for ministry in the local church. Now we are paying our writers!
Internship places students in real-life work situations with real-life co-workers performing actual professional tasks, which the job encompasses.
God desires nothing more than to see people willing to be open and used by Him, and the world needs nothing more than people who are used by God to share His love in the world.
Here in the United States, our church has an established ministry that assists refugees seeking a better life for their families.
It is estimated that 4,000 refugees made Arizona their home during the last year. The Arizona Conference has taken a major role in providing services for these people in transition.
The key to any successful safety drill is to plan it, practice it, and evaluate it. With these five essential safety items, you will be well on your way to helping your church conduct a successful fire drill.
It was the bottom large tank that caught my eye. Menacingly swimming around that tank was something I had encountered in the Florida ocean-a nurse shark. I don't do sharks. Anywhere. Anytime.
January Ministerial Travels
The North American Division Office of Education and the General Conference Faith and Science Council, in cooperation with the GC GeoScience Institute is offering a 2017 summer conference on Affirming Creation. Ministerial directors are invited and this conference has a limited seating capacity, so we are asking you to place this on your calendar.
One of the most powerful ways we can serve is to tell the stories of pastors who are turning challenge into opportunity. As pastors, we learn best from each other. Telling your stories is the key to inspiration and education.
Planning worship week to week, something I've long known has recently become very evident: silence in the face of the world's problems is not spiritual or sublime; It’s consent. It’s consent without even the courage of conviction.
Along with a diversity of culture, comes a diversity of worship needs (and wants, of course). Here are a few tips to consider when moving toward multicultural worship:
Multicultural worship is challenging. We need to critically think and actively pray to know how to lead such worship.
So this volunteer vocation is certainly one of the most worthwhile experiences that is guaranteed to change your life and impact the lives of your congregation. I accepted the position and served as a volunteer minister of music for five years out of my 13-year tenure. During this life-shaping time of volunteerism I learned some valuable lessons through personal experience, academic study, and prayerful submission that I’d gladly like to share.
Here are seven lessons you should know to lead your worship ministry successfully.
Church greeters have the holy opportunity to participate in “setting up” a great worship experience. God uses greeters as the key that unlocks hearts.
It seems to me that both ministries (Sabbath School and Personal Ministries) are like two trains that depart from the same location on parallel tracks for the purpose of transporting the maximum number of passengers that need to reach the same destination at the same time! Different vehicles—same destination!
There is no one-size-fits-all in health ministry. We are working with individuals and communities that have their own specific needs and barriers. Our churches have their own individual list of available resources and talent. But every one of us is called to bear the message of hope, healing, and wholeness.
Rather than have to re-invent the wheel for every job description, the North American Division has put together some samples for your congregation.
According to Pro Church Tools, social media for churches, especially smaller churches, serves two purposes: it engages your congregation; and it reaches out to new people