Category: Church Matters

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The Revival of Bi-vocational Ministry

In today’s rapidly changing world, the concept of bi-vocational ministry is becoming increasingly pertinent, especially within the context of the escalating cost of living, notably in regions like California. Data [...]
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The Beauty of Bi-Vocational Ministry

I don’t often think of myself as a bi-vocational pastor, but I suppose I am, given the fact that I am a Professor of Church History at California Baptist University [...]
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ARE YOU EXHAUSTED?

Exhaustion stands at the forefront as the leading cause of burnout among pastors.  The American Psychological Association’s David Ballard, PsyD, describes job burnout as “an extended period of time where [...]
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The Healthy Pastor Challenge

Pastors do what they do for the love of God and the love of those they shepherd. The pastor’s role is a calling by God. Across our California State Convention, [...]
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The Secret Sauce of Success

Mastering weight loss, fears, forgiveness, debt, parenting, singleness, retirement, marriage, or employment while simultaneously trying to trust God when it is difficult to trace Him can be daunting tasks in [...]
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12 MAXIMS OF CHANGE

You might currently be in the process of enacting some form of change, and if you’re being truthful with yourself, the thought of retreating has crossed your mind more than [...]
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Connecting is Key

Earlier this year I read an article from Carey Nieuwhof discussing six reasons pastors leave the ministry. Stress and isolation were the top two. Stress and isolation, if left unchecked, [...]
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Overcoming Two Hurdles in Discipleship

点击这里阅读中文版 Over the last few years of engaging with the topic of mentorship (or discipleship, since the topic here is Christian mentorship), I have come to the conclusion that there [...]
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