Magnify Your Ministry!

Paul says of his pastoral ministry, “I magnify my office” (Romans 11:13, KJV). Pastor, do you magnify your office?  Paul’s example and instruction is not just for professional church pastors—though it’s especially for them!—it’s for all of Christ’s ambassadors. So let me re-ask the question. Bible teacher, small group leader, marketplace worker, elder, counselor, leader,…

141 – PA: Women in Ministry

Women bring a spiritual depth, relational skill, integrative thinking, and tender-courage that often are lacking in all male leadership groups. Sadly, many women have been disrespected and excluded by Christian men in authority in the Church. Join this crucial conversation as Bill and Kristi unpack what the Bible teaches and how they have experienced the powerful model of shared male and female leadership.

A Prayer for Pastors (And Anyone who Ministers to Others)

What do you feel after you put yourself out there to minister to others? Many people struggle with self-doubt or self-criticism. Pastors may wonder if they preached a good sermon. Small group leaders may question their effectiveness. Counselors and caregivers feel might feel unsure they said the right thing. Anyone who serves others is likely…

140 – PA: Ministry in the Smile of the Father

Most of us in ministry can be tempted to try too hard.  We tend to put too much time, worry, and stress to make people happy. This can get exhausting and turn into burn-out.  Over-preparing is a way that we deal with the anxiety. Join Bill and Kristi as they share a blessing of prayer and affirmation for leaders and share their journey of learning to depend on the Lord in ministry settings. 

139 – PA: Finding Joy When Ministry is Hard

Sometimes when you are in relationship with people and pouring into them, they have the power to hurt you, and it can feel like a betrayal.  During times like this, it’s helpful to share with someone who can give you empathy and objectivity. Bill and Kristi share from their own experiences and their search for true joy during times of trial.

138 – PA: Ministry Begins With Rest

The Bible teaches us to work at resting (Heb. 4:11). What a paradox! In today’s fast-paced, get more done culture, it seems impossible and counter intuitive to rest before working. Join Bill and Kristi as they explore the different rhythms of life and share from their own journey.