3 Essentials for Creating a Culture of Listening in Your Pastoral Leadership

3 Essentials for Creating a Culture of Listening in Your Pastoral Leadership

In any ministry setting conflict resolution, unity, and the ability to lead forward is a must. A church cannot only get through these situations but they can learn to use them to produce and grow in congregational health and discipleship. However, in order to do so a culture of listening has to be created in the church. In this article, I offer three essentials for creating a culture of listening in your pastoral ministry.

5 Reasons Why Theological Training for Indigenous Pastors is Vital

5 Reasons Why Theological Training for Indigenous Pastors is Vital

I recently took a 10-day trip to South Asia. This post is a reflection, of sorts, of my trip but with a specific aim or goal. I believe it is imperative for every pastor and minister in the church to receive theological training. And this certainly includes those in foreign contexts. Here I offer you five reasons why from my most recent personal experiences.

5 Principles to Remember if the Leadership of the Church  Does Not Accept You as Pastor

5 Principles to Remember if the Leadership of the Church Does Not Accept You as Pastor

Even if the congregation overwhelming affirms your call to be their pastor, integrating as a new leader into an existing staff and lay leadership can be challenging. More than likely, they previously were the work force for a different leader. However, I do believe you can survive the transition. In this article, I list five truths to remember that can guide you through this process.

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