Turnaround: How dying churches can find new life

by Bob Smietana, Religion News Service
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7 Helpful Skills for Pastors Leading Growing Churches

by Ron Edmondson
I came close to titling these “essential” skills, but I knew that was unfair. God can and does work through all different types of people. But, he has appointed some… read more

How Do You Cultivate Lay Leadership?

by Timothy Siburg
You might often hear the term "lay leadership" every once and awhile in church and ministry areas of thought. Many people describe this differently. The description that I prefer… read more

Sometimes We Get It Right: The Aldersgate Covenant

by David F. Watson
Last weekend I attended the Aldersgate Covenant meeting at the Church of the Resurrection. At this gathering, I think I finally learned what holy conferencing should be. We… read more

The Growing Season

by Dave Barnhart
Today, people eat locally for a variety of reasons: to support local growers, to choose healthier options, or to reduce their impact on the environment. These are all lifestyle… read more

Why Get Up at All: Part 1

by Ed Zinkiewicz
Why do you get up in the morning? I thought it might be important to paint a backdrop for the topics and concerns I write about on Ministry Matters. This is the first of a three… read more
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