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.
Family ministries has often been seen as a “program” that is periodically used in the lineup of church days and special events. It will never live up to its “ministry” label if it never outgrows its “program/event” boundaries.
An elder at 21? In my mind, elders were older individuals with many years of experience, and I did not have the years or the experience!
Week after week pastors all over the country stand before audiences of teenagers—at the chapel services of their local academy, at summer camps, at high school Bible retreats, you name it! — and these adolescent audiences are looking for the pastor to speak about what matters to them.
Being unprepared and failing to respond can be deadly. As active shooter and other emergency situations continue to occur, we need to be ready. Holding an annual safety drill educates your church members on how to react proactively in dangerous situations to protect lives instead of being paralyzed by fear.
Unlike teachers in the classroom, or lawyers in a firm, or those in the medical profession, pastors primarily work within the framework of a volunteer organization. Each of these categories serve in the context of “services rendered.” Pastors do not…
The General Conference Ministerial Association is excited to announce that Ivan L. Williams Sr., NAD Ministerial Association Director, has accepted the invitation to co-host the Ministry in Motion television program alongside Anthony Kent.