Every pastor has to deal with hateful, difficult people. Since you can’t change them, here are some insights to help change the way you deal with them.
Pastoral ministry can be a rewarding experience. It can also make you vulnerable to cynicism, exhaustion, and depression. So how can we stay positive and keep our hearts sensitive to God’s Spirit? Here are seven tips to help you hold it all together.
Baptismal services are both memorable and meaningful. They also carry some inherent risks. Here are some practical ways to reduce some of the hazards surrounding the use of the baptistery.
Are people placed in ministry positions just to fill empty slots? Or does your congregation’s ministry selection process match gifts with mission? The newly released special edition of CALLED magazine answers those questions in its focus on equipping members for service.
Retirement can be the beginning of a whole new and very satisfying season of ministry. Here are some practical ideas and pointers to consider –
A single, middle-aged female pastor shares practical insights into the perceptions many church members hold about single, middle-aged female pastors.
Success in your ministry takes more than a “copy and paste” from the successes others’ ministry – it takes the ability to skillfully interface what you are learning with the realities of your world.
Helping interns navigate through the complexity of ministry in the twenty-first century is essential to their resilience. It is during internship pastors learn the best ministerial practices, how to apply theology, understand emotional and cultural intelligence, and develop leadership qualities.
Ever get nervous before preaching or leading a worship service?
Here are some practical tips to help you be bold and courageous!
Raising the funds for this 1.5 million dollar effort is no small feat but it can be done and the doing can be fun. That’s what I learned as new member of the Capital Campaign Committee.
How do you light a fire under your church members and get them moving?
March was a busy month for ministry travels. Take a look at our ehuddle, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry Cohort, Church Planters BootCamp photos, as well as a photo of what our new offices currently look like.
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.