Coping with Anxiety

by Lawrence LaPierre
An Episcopal priest friend in California said one day in a sermon that Jesus had three commandments: “Love God, love your neighbor, and don't worry.” I was surprised… read more

Retirement Repositioning

by Brian K. Bauknight
Throughout my adult life and ministry, I have been a hopeful and mostly positive person. In fact, “encouragement” shows up as one of my spiritual gifts for leadership… read more

A Long Obedience: Self-Care for the Journey of Ministry

by James A. Harnish
The essential thing “in heaven and earth” is… that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the… read more

It's Who You Are, Not What You Do

by Dyton L. Owen
Every time you turn around, there is a new book or another seminar about leadership. Many of these books and seminars are very good and offer much wisdom and guidance. At other… read more

Pastor as Theologian: Nurturing Our Minds

by Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Ph.D.
Pastoral ministry is a deeply theological endeavor through which pastors help persons link their everyday stories with the Story of God. As part of this central ministry function, … read more

Pastors Develop their Leadership through Spiritual Growth, Research Finds: RESEARCH

by Circuit Rider
A recent survey reveals United Methodist clergy focus most of their leadership development efforts on their own personal spirituality. Asked how much time they spend each week on… read more
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