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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.

Rest ... an Essential Part of Christmas

If there’s one lesson I’ve learned after years of ministry it’s that being busy and being effective don’t always go hand in hand. Many times, I can be busy doing ministry, but don’t feel like anything I’m doing is really working. Other times, I can focus on just a couple of activities and feel like I’m getting tremendous traction.

Rest in the Midst of a Busy Season

Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone, but especially for church leaders. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, along with planning various events and outreach activities, it can be difficult to actually enjoy the season. If we truly want to enjoy the holidays, we must be intentional about building in time for rest. Today, I want to highlight three different areas we should focus on ...

Margin in Your Life

Over the past week, we’ve been discussing some practical ways to create more margin in our lives as kids’ ministry leaders. Today, I wanted to take some time to share a simple formula to consider.

The Importance of Margin

My first thought when I hear the words margin is a piece of notebook paper—maybe that’s because I have a 13-year-old at home. Early in her school years, my daughter was taught to write within the margins. There was a defined space in which words could live on her paper.

One Thing Every Healthy Leader Needs

There’s one thing we need if we want to grow and develop into the kind of leader God wants us to become … margin. The Sabbath isn’t a recommendation. God designed us to intentionally slow down, clear our minds, and rest.