For Those in Ministry

Great Advice for Pastors and Their Families

­ The advice most given from pastors is “Be sure to select a day for your Sabbath and keep it.” I tend to agree that taking a day of rest is good for many reasons. Sure, to avoid burnout. But I think, too, that it is the best thing you can do for your wife… Continue reading Great Advice for Pastors and Their Families

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

Book Review : Wounded By God’s People

We tend to think that God’s servants are protected against being wounded, but that is just not true. As a matter of fact, I would venture to say that most ministers of the Word are hurt at least once in their ministry. I so appreciate Anne for being vulnerable and opening up to us about her own… Continue reading Book Review : Wounded By God’s People

For Those in Ministry

Effective Discipleship for Teens

 This is my sister, Kandy Chimento. Years ago, she developed a wonderful discipleship program for teen girls. It was an amazing program and I have asked her to share a little about it. Kandy Chimento has been in ministry with her husband since before their marriage nearly 30 years ago.  They have been blessed to… Continue reading Effective Discipleship for Teens

For Those in Ministry

Sundays in the Park

Five Minute Friday, prompt … PARK. Every minister knows the frustration of keeping attendance up during the summer. Preparing and offering a full service in the summer is frustrating in the least, especially on those holiday weekends. Here’s an idea that was a big hit for us. Sundays in the Park When we served as pastor… Continue reading Sundays in the Park

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

Circle of Friends – Finding Friends When in the Ministry

When one is in ministry,  developing true friendships can be difficult. One can be hesitant to trust people within the church to have more than a platonic relationship. I have often found it best to find close friends through groups or clubs outside of the church, a place that you aren’t “the pastor’s wife” or the… Continue reading Circle of Friends – Finding Friends When in the Ministry

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

When Circumstances Cast You Into a Horrible Pit

Circumstances beyond our control can be frequent for ministers. And what I am hearing lately is that all too often these circumstances are causing ministers to either burn-out or be asked to resign. Nan Jones has been there with her husband four times. I just finished reading her book and will be sharing my thoughts next… Continue reading When Circumstances Cast You Into a Horrible Pit

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

The Peril’s of a Pastor’s Wife ~ Book Review

The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife by Nan Jones The Perils of A Pastor’s Wife will speak to your deepest wounds and help you find God’s Presence through it all. Sweet Sister—somewhere, somehow, somebody knows. You are not alone. This post contains affiliate links   How did I find this book? In order to do some… Continue reading The Peril’s of a Pastor’s Wife ~ Book Review

Fibromyalgia · For Those in Ministry

WHAT HELP IS THERE FOR THE CARETAKER WITH HEALTH ISSUES?

Back in August, Martha Brady wrote a beautiful post about reaching the caretaker at church. Reaching the Caretaker was a perfect topic for my plan to write this 31-day challenge of a Treasure Trove of Helps for the Minister for the minister.  I asked Martha if she would write more for me and she graciously obliged. Before you… Continue reading WHAT HELP IS THERE FOR THE CARETAKER WITH HEALTH ISSUES?

For Those in Ministry

PKs: How to Help Them Survive You and Your Ministry?

We all wonder how we can help our PKs (Pastor Kids) survive growing up in the parsonage.  In our ministry, we had one very special D.S. that had a heart for  PKs and did so many things to help them survive their parents ministry. I asked him to give us a few pointers today. How… Continue reading PKs: How to Help Them Survive You and Your Ministry?

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

4 Simple and Easy Ways to Get Those Notes in the Mail

There’s nothing better than going to the mailbox, pulling out the mail, and finding an honest to goodness note from someone among the bills. It’s becoming an oddity in this day of social media. But tell the truth, isn’t it a blessing to receive a handwritten note in the mail? To me, it just seems… Continue reading 4 Simple and Easy Ways to Get Those Notes in the Mail