In the preacher and former UMC bishop’s memoir, he reflects on his vocation and how God’s calling him changed his life.
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Billy Graham’s method was as important as his message, historian Grant Wacker writes in his new book.
Maria Liu Wong, dean of City Seminary, works on a project outside the City Seminary gallery in New York City. Artists wrap objects with crocheted and knitted patches -- a method called "yarn bombing." The yarn-bombed trees are dedicated to Manuel “Manny” Ortiz, a mentor of the author. Photo by Daniel John/CSNY
His longtime friend Manuel “Manny” Ortiz showed the director of City Seminary of New York the importance of not just leadership but friendship for the future of the urban church.
As we enter a new chapter in the life of the church, an author and professor works to answer the question: "How do we help those who no longer need a God encounter the living God in their lives?"
The Rev. Gina M. Stewart speaks to her congregation in Memphis. Photo courtesy of Christ Missionary Baptist Church
Moving the needle for women means amplifying their voices, highlighting their gifts and advocating for them, says a pastor and nationally known preacher.
Participants in the RISE Together Mentorship Network 2018 Launch and Leadership Conference, “The Power of Our Voices,” participate in the closing program. Photo by Katilau Mbindyo
When women of color gather in cohorts, their experiences and stories are centered and affirmed, says the executive director of the RISE Together Mentorship Network.
Pastors operate in highly complex social systems, and even with formal authority may not feel empowered to lead change. The key to building their sense of agency is to build trust among stakeholders and cultivate habits of care.
Like runners, ministers benefit when they learn healthy habits that allow them to pause and experience restoration from concerns and fatigue and be refilled by the spirit of God. Bigstock/Dean Drobot
Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving
Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop additional competencies can fill the gap, writes a minister who is director of ministry outreach at Pepperdine University.
To acquire the resilience necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world, pastors need people, practices and purpose, says the director of the Resilient Leaders Project.
An Episcopal “clergypreneur” innovates a new model of pastoral care in which congregations run their own churches and contract with her for services such as worship, Christian education and leadership formation.