The Unexpected

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Life as a pastor’s wife is so hard and especially when we find ourselves in situations that we know we are going to be judged on. I want to share a blog written by a pastor’s wife who has found herself in that tough situation. Last week I was able to minister to a friend whose daughter is pregnant and not married. My advice was pretty simple, “Show grace and unconditional love to Savannah. She needs you now more than…

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Help! I’m Married to My Pastor

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By Patti Johnson People think they know…WE think we know…the life of being married to a pastor…the life of being married to “my” pastor. I am very comfortable with this thought and I try by best to carry it out… “If I don’t see my husband as my pastor as well as my husband, then just WHO is my pastor?” It has been well worth my time to reconcile this and to communicate it to other ministry wives like you…

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Endurance: How to Make the Long Run of Leadership

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By Dan Reiland The primary difference between doing a short-run and a long-run is endurance. COVID is teaching us that no matter how much we want a difficult circumstance to end sooner, it’s going to finish its course. The good news is that COVID will end, but we must still endure the reality that it’s not over yet. Endurance is required. Don’t quit. Endurance is a quality consistently found among great leaders. It is a sister to resilience, as the ability…

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God Uses His Creation for His Purposes

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By Christy Kirtlan Life gets so busy as a wife, mom, church leader, daughter, sister, aunt…. that we often forget to slow down and let God. He will use whatever He chooses, you know. When I was a young girl, my brother taught me to fish in a small pond across the street from our house. My parents started camping on weekends along the Muskingham River near Zanesville, Ohio where I spent hours fishing. We spent a lot of hours,…

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Anatomy of a Church Coup

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By Thom Rainer There is nothing new under the sun, including church coups. The impetus behind this article is the greater frequency of the coups taking place. It is, I guess at least in part, yet another consequence of COVID. They have been around a long time; they are just more frequent now. For certain, no two coups are identical. Any type of examination or anatomy of a coup will always have exceptions and outliers. Our team at Church Answers…

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