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How’s Your House?

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By Jennifer Street At the end of this summer we will pass the 3 year anniversary of the 500 year flood that has forever changed the lives and landscapes of Texas.  I thought it might be helpful to share some thoughts and reflections on recovery. It is my privilege to work with Care for Pastor’s team and I am honored to be able to share these thoughts with you. The day Hurricane Harvey arrived was the second day of my…

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4 Ways to Refresh When Your Soul is Weary

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By Dan Reiland Early in March, the prevailing thought was that we’d all be back in buildings for church services by May. Very few expected the COVID pandemic to go this long. It’s now May, and only a handful of churches have reopened at very limited percentages of their normal seating capacity. Some churches are working on plans for reopening in June, still limiting their seating, and many will not reopen till July or August. One of the major existing…

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7 Ways to Create Unity in a Church

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By Ron Edmondson I once consulted with a church struggling to move forward. The pastor had been there a couple years, had a great vision and was supported by most everyone, there were adequate resources, the community needed a healthy church (as all do), but they never could get any traction. In working with the church, I quickly assessed they had a unity problem. The church had two dominant factions – mostly split over a denominational issue. I felt like…

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Mental Health and the Church

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Mental illness has been a highly controversial topic in the Christian community for quite some time. When I was attending Seminary for my Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling, there was a continuous debate between the school of theology and the school of education about mental health and what we should believe.  When attending, I was often caught in conversations about mental illness and was led to consider by many that mental illness was solely a spiritual issue and that there…

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Why Waiting on God Matters Right Now

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Pastors are often placed in the position of having to wait on God. This is especially true during this pandemic. Think of the number to times in the past month you have had to wait on God. You are waiting for Him to guide you in plans to reopen the church. You are waiting for answers prayer, mending of relationships, changing of hearts, healing of brokenness, restoring of health, and God’s moving in the congregation. Why is it so difficult…

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