Music for the "Old Country Church"

By Les O'Dell
What happens when churches, especially small rural congregations, find themselves without musical leadership? Perhaps no one feels comfortable leading songs, or maybe musicians… read more

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

By J. Clif Christopher
A few years ago I was talking with a top Wal-Mart executive. I voiced to him that I felt they needed a new store at a certain location because the present one was not as cool… read more

Advice for Young Pastors

By Ron Edmondson
I love the opportunities I have to invest in young pastors. I'm encouraged by what I see in this generation of pastors entering church work. They want to learn and grow from older … read more

The Sabbath Effect

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Jonathan Ormes, retired NASA scientist, and I made plans to meet while I was on my way to lead a women's retreat on the topic of sabbath and the environment. I wanted to talk with … read more

Handling Worship Distractions

By Shane Raynor
Are you easily distracted during Sunday worship? People who have ADHD or those who find it hard to focus in a school or work setting will often have similar struggles during… read more

Downsizing for Growth

By Mark Heiss
I have been a part of two new church building projects, and one expansion, but never a church "downsizing." Until now. The idea for downsizing our worship space emerged after… read more

Managing Expectations: The Importance of the Weakest Link

By Maurilio Amorim
Managing expectations is critical in every organization. But it is especially important in the service-oriented businesses where one's last experience can ruin years of a strong… read more

Screens in Worship: Top 10 Questions

By Len Wilson
No matter what happens at seminars and conferences on images in worship, when it comes to Q&A time, it's always the same basic set of questions. These are the basic concepts… read more

Graduation Worship

By John O. Gooch
Graduation from either high school or college is a significant event in the lives of youth and young adults. Congregations want to recognize them on their graduation, but don't… read more

He Chose a Womb

By Erin Davis
Motherhood seems to be made up of a million small things. We hold our tiny babies. We fold their little clothes. We lose their tiny shoes in our mini vans and their teensy weensy… read more

The Unaware Leader: 10 Symptoms

By Ron Edmondson
A couple years ago there was a consistent problem in one of our areas of ministry. It was something which I would have quickly addressed, but no one brought it to my attention… read more

The Gift Moms Really Need

By Tracey Bianchi
More than flowers or a card, what moms really need at Mother's Day and year-round is space to nurture themselves and friendships with other women. Ministry Matters recently… read more
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