Because of the value of experiencing the CALLED Pastors Family Convention is so high, partners are gathering together with the goal of making it possible for every pastoral family in the North American Division to attend. How do these partnerships affect the pastoral families? Below are a few questions and answers from NAD Ministerial that help break down the anticipated financial arrangements.Read More
Elizabeth Pule tells the story of what it is like to co-pastor a church with her husband, and parent three lively boys. She reminds us that being a pastoral team means the whole family working together with Jesus.Read More
In a time of unparalleled digital connection, finding time for meaningful conversations with those you care for the most becomes challenging.
This second version of the At Home Conversation Starters issue of the CALLED magazine targets both single and married pastors, and chaplains and their spouses. It also features five timely articles and ten short video vignettes, and provides questions to dialogue about with family or colleagues. With a refreshing transparency, the authors have shared their experiences and perspectives, so, we hope that you will be challenged and your understanding and empathy for others in ministry will grow.
This resource can also be used in small or large group discussions. We recommend it for conference workers’ meetings. (One seminary teacher has used part of the July 2015 edition of At Home Conversation Starters 1 in one of his courses.) Feel free to come up with your own ideas and questions, and share them with us. We welcome your feedback!
At Home Conversation Starters is viewed best on your electronic tablet or smartphone. For instructions on how to download the NAD Ministerial Resource app Click this link to subscribe on an Apple powered device, or this link for a Google Play device. PDF Version
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.Read More