A Service of Anointing

by Ministry Matters
1 Samuel 16:1-13 helps a congregation see a biblical precedent for anointing leaders and encourages people to look beyond the outer appearance to recognize one in whom God is at … read more

Word and Water

by William H. Willimon
Once upon a time I went out to a small rural church to baptize a twelve-year-old boy whom a pastor had been instructing in the faith. I was happy to oblige until the pastor said… 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… 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 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

Helping Moms Connect

by Tracey Bianchi
Tracey Bianchi, author of Mom Connection: Creating Vibrant Relationships in the Midst of Motherhood talks about how churches can minister to women by helping moms find support and … read more
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