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Bivocational ministry is emerging as a necessity for many churches and denominations, but most theological institutions still focus on full-time church ministry and mostly ignore other ministry models. […] Read More

Even as the world seems to grow darker with time, rest assured that the bright lights of the next Baptist generation are shining. They see the world with honest eyes and as it can be. […] Read More

Whether your church has always had a bivocational minister or is shifting from full-time to part-time, these guidelines will help make your pastor successful so your church can thrive. […] Read More

The #MeToo movement has prompted more U.S. Protestant clergy to address sexual abuse in their churches, a new LifeWay Research report says. […] Read More

In an increasingly stressful environment for ministers, what will it take to help them stay strong and joyful? Two steps will ensure your pastor remains a healthy and spiritually grounded leader. […] Read More

The priesthood of all believers is a vital tenet of the faith and often misunderstood. Simply put, it means every believer in the community is a full-time minister of the gospel, set apart for ministry. […] Read More

When fundamentalism and evangelism intersect, their purpose and calling are to convert every person they meet to their right beliefs, which can play out in dangerous ways. […] Read More

Too many pastors succumb to the pressures of pastoral ministry. Some take their own lives; others engage in self-harming behaviors. The church must recognize its vital role in ministering to the minister. […] Read More

Many pastors work as if they are indispensable, and their families and their health suffer. If they burn out, they will be of no value to their ministries or the Lord. […] Read More

When it comes to seeking a church to join, nearly half of U.S. Protestant churchgoers seek a congregation in which people share their political views, a report says. […] Read More