Category Archives: Church Leadership

Easier vs. Better

“It’s easier if I do it myself,” I responded to a volunteer. It was a Sunday afternoon and we were preparing for our youth group Super Bowl party that evening. I had run to the grocery store and picked up drinks, stopped by the restaurant to pick up wings, and gathered all of the meal...
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Sabbath Rest

Contributor - Heather Quiroz- Staff Consultant with Ministry Architects and Youth Ministry Director at First Baptist Church Aledo Irritable.  Angry. Exhausted. Tired. Defeated. This was me not long ago, and no, I wasn’t pregnant.  I was burnt out.  I was at my wits' end.  I had been running a million miles per hour, “doing ministry for Jesus.”...
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Getting to the Greater Things

Contributor - David W. Carroll - Lead Consultant with Ministry Architects, one of the country’s leading ministry consulting firms.  He retired in June after 34 years of pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church. By stroke of good fortune, and I’m sure the grace of God, I was afforded the opportunity of a November beach trip.  Mind...
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The Gift of Non-Anxious Presence

Contributor - Steve McConnell, Senior Pastor and Staff Consultant with Ministry Architects The Gift of Non-Anxious Presence There is a story told of a ship and crew in peril on the sea. In the engine room the men were being tossed back and forth, and with each pitch in the sea...
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