It’s not your parents’ offering plate anymore. What moved previous generations to give doesn’t necessarily move today’s generation. So what does it take to develop giving hearts today? Tom Evans and Lilya Wagner offer important clues.
Of all the issues busy pastors must deal with, religious liberty often ranks near the bottom. Barry W. Bussey tells us why religious liberty matters.
Here is a sermon illustration from the story of Forrest Gump that reminds us that we are wounded souls, that we are sinners in need of a Savior.
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.
Fill your ministry tool box with skills that will make you effective in preventing abuse and ministering to abused people in your church at this upcoming NAD event.
One of the coolest parts of social media is that people give you explicit permission into their lives. Now use that permission to show that you value them.
The financial support of Adventist media ministries is essential to the fulfillment of our mission.
The Adventist potluck has never been about the food – it’s all about the glue!
There are three words every successful leader is destined to hear. They represent the nameless, faceless opposition that can distract, depress or demoralize you if you’re not careful. And those three words are …
When churches partner with community organizations to serve their people, ministry is synergized for great success.
What do you do when your six-year-old wants to be baptized? One dad tells his story--
Dakota Conference communication director Jacquie Biloff interviews Dakota pastors who serve as civilian chaplains for law enforcement, prisons and hospitals.
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.
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.
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?
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