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Looking for a New Ministry Position?

Are you checking out all the sites that list positions? Do you feel unprotected that your present job may be at risk if you reveal you’re even considering a new position elsewhere? Are you looking for a ministry role upon…

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NextGen Ministry, Part 2

By Jeff Jamba How to do NextGen Ministry well when your church is not large enough to have a NextGen or Family Pastor: Okay, hopefully you’ve rallied a team since my previous blog and have 6-8 people who are willing…

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The Real Children’s Ministry Dilemma

Jesus said, “Let the little children come!”  Growing churches understand this and offer ministry for babies, preschool and elementary kids. But what if your church is young or small or you’re slowly gaining momentum toward more kids in your church.…

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Are You Connected?

While I waited in an office today for an appointment I observed a young girl ask the receptionist for the WiFi password.  She too was waiting for her mom to get done at the office. I thought about the reality…

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Seasons of Ministry Balance or Fatigue

Once the fall season kicks into its own rhythm, it's easy to assume there's a moment to relax, enjoy the seasonal changes along with a latte--spiced pumpkin of course. And just then, you realize Christmas isn't too far away. We…

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It’s Summertime and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy

I love summer, the opportunity it brings for golf, beach trips, and late sunsets. Recently I enjoyed an evening outside watching grandsons toss a frisbee as adults shared small talk on a cool Michigan night. Soon to follow was the…

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3 Ways to Support the Lead Pastor in the Summer

It’s mid-July and I remember it well after decades of being a full-time staff pastor. Is your lead pastor away on sabbatical, study leave, or an extended vacation? I can certainly write much about my summer ministry experiences, i.e.: Keeping…

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Exciting, Growing Spaces

We love the excitement that surrounds breaking ground and growing spaces for children’s or student ministries. Today we walked and taped the added space of a church expanding. We dreamed with leaders about the halls, the walls and ceilings, the…

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