3 essentials to thriving in ministry

3 essentials to thriving in ministry

Guest blogger: Don Easton. Don is a church planter and Senior Minister at C3 Church Robina, Australia. Having experienced burnout, he considers it a gift that has taught his to thrive in ministry. Learn more about Don and his ministry at doneaston.com. 3 essentials to...
The 3 Rs of listening to the Holy Spirit

The 3 Rs of listening to the Holy Spirit

Whether you are part of a small group, a ministry team, a discipleship relationship or a coaching relationship, you will need to be intentional about listening to the Holy Spirit. That’s how we help others growth: not by telling them what to do but by listening to the...
Supervisory questions

Supervisory questions

In the past on this blog, I have recommended doing supervision sessions with your staff people four times a year, with monthly coaching sessions in between those. But what does a good supervisory session look like? What topics should you cover? How should that staff...
Where do we get out?

Where do we get out?

by guest blogger Jonathan LaBarge As we have a Lord who is found out on the water, your church becomes something of a laboratory for stepping out of the boat. Your experiments live out Peter’s question: “Lord, if it’s you, call me out upon the...
Out of the boat

Out of the boat

by guest blogger Jonathan LaBarge The disciples are straining at the oars. The current, the wind, perhaps even the sea itself seems against them. Darkness cuts off their vision from the confines of the boat (Mt. 14). Where are they going? Could they even make it...
Church revitalization and a spirit of fear

Church revitalization and a spirit of fear

You’ve seen this situation before: A beloved pastor of many years has gone and now there’s a new pastor. The congregation is finding it hard to readjust. Even small changes in direction feel threatening. There is uncertainty about where the church is going. What will...