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Freedom and Influence for the Spouse Not on Staff

There are unique challenges when you are the spouse of a leader on a church staff. Learning how to walk in freedom to only do what God has asked is a lifeline for those who feel unnecessary pressures. And yet there are many opportunities to be a powerful influence in a supporting and leadership role. Both spouses are important, and can be wholeheartedly aligned in a way that works for their family.


The Value of Staying Put

We live in a world that emphasizes short-term commitments and where endurance is not a requirement. Yet the reality is this: We need a core of committed workers who can go the distance. If you’re in a difficult season and obstacles seem to block your vision, consider the value of staying put. Look at these key principles and see what God has in store for you.


The Power of a Prayerful Lifestyle

Living a lifestyle of prayer means that no decision, big or small, is made without asking the Father for His guidance. Living a lifestyle of prayer means we are praying for the salvation of every man, woman, and child we encounter during our day. Living a lifestyle of prayer means we are putting God first in all things, because we have only His purposes on our mind as we live our lives to glorify HIS name.


How to Lead When Your Child Isn’t Thriving

What should you do when you are succeeding as a leader in your church but your own son or daughter isn’t thriving? Casey Gibbons shares her personal home struggles during 20 years of successful ministry. Check out the four hopeful insights she passed along.


Wanna Play Shadow?

When we think of the goal living like Christ (our eighth goal of the 8 Goals of AG Kidmin), we need to compare it to playing the game Shadow. How can we help children imitate an invisible Jesus? How do we show them what Jesus would do—how He would think, and the way He would process the situations in the world? Mark Entzminger demonstrates three approaches to helping kids “live like Christ.”


5 Keys to Leading Your Family Through Ministry Transition

Transitioning from one church to the next is a crucial time for you and your family. Although the season of change may not be easy, it can be blessed. Casey Gibbons and her husband Scotty went through ministry transition after 21 years of pastoral ministry in one of the nation’s largest AG churches. In her article, Casey offers five keys to leading your family through a ministry transition.