Dear Journal: Sure Has Been Lots of Change

It is nice to be home in the USA, but things sure are different now. CHANGE in our Church! Going to worship at our sending church was something I had so looked forward to doing. Wow! I didn’t feel like I knew very many people. So many of our friends that prayed with us and […]

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5 Tips to Kick Start your Ministry Career Transition

About 25 years ago, a popular topic in ministry circles centered on Kings (marketplace leaders) and Priests (vocational ministers). One of the hottest discussions I recall was that Kings did not know how to talk to Priests and vice versa. They each spoke a language of their own and didn’t understand what was being spoken […]

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Pastor Job Change in a Plummeting Market

Online data indicates that about 1500 pastors are leaving the ministry each month. When I first saw those statistics I was shocked at the number. However, once we look more deeply into the data it is not as shocking as it first seemed. The Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches indicates that there are at […]

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Balance and Alignment: Pastors need this too!

Balance and Alignment are essential preventive maintenance for our cars. It is clear that potholes and bumps in the roads knock our cars out of alignment and wear out our tires quickly if we don’t correct the misalignment. Lesson: if you don’t do the maintenance, you find out the meaning of the famous FRAM oil […]

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Pastoral Transition from Associate to Senior Pastor Role

Here’s an area we seldom would think of as a difficult transition. That is a big mistake. Like most change, it pays to know where you want to go and what steps are necessary to arrive fully equipped and prepared. More often than not, associate pastors stay busy with the ministry they are doing, and […]

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Pastoral Transition from Associate to Senior Pastor Role

Here’s an area we seldom would think of as a difficult transition. That is a big mistake. Like most change, it pays to know where you want to go and what steps are necessary to arrive fully equipped and prepared. More often than not, associate pastors stay busy with the ministry they are doing, and […]

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