Many of you are familiar with Bill Hybels and Williow Creek Church in Chicago. In this video Pastor Hybels talks about the importance of pastoral care in the life of a church. Where does pastoral care fit in the life of your church and ministry?
I hope this resource article below will be an encouragement to those of us who lead smaller groups of students or adults. Sometimes having a smaller group enables deeper relationship building and growth in ways that a larger group would never be able to offer. Ultimately I think this resource helps us do what 1 Corinthians 7:17 says from the The Message “Don’t go wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live, Obey, Love and Believe right there!”
Everyone appreciates a little attention and care. Here's a great list of ways to encourage your volunteers whether you're in children's, youth, adult, worship, or sports ministry. How do you invest in your team of volunteers?
I wanted to share just a quick audio clip from Marcos and Katherine in Italy today. I'm hoping this will become a regular way to stay connected and up to date in the weeks and months to come.
Let's pray for Marcos and Katherine this week!
Many of the church leaders I've met find themselves so focused on the needs of others that they neglect to build a healthy community of friends around themselves. If we want to have longevity in ministry and lead in a way that is whole and healthy, it's important that we intentionally bring people around us that will build us up. The resource article below is a reminder of what kind of friends we should intentionally pull around us.