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
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!
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.
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.
the church’s media ministry gets to serve the local congregation and the surrounding community through living out and sharing the mission: “Through grace we are a church engaging with each other and our world.”
The church newsletter must be carefully planned and executed, and meticulously reviewed and managed. The newsletter must always meet the church’s objectives in a clear, concise, accurate, and interesting manner.
media ministry is an essential part of every church. No matter what your church size or demographics, effective use of media and technology plays an important role in communicating the gospel in a dynamic way.