Category: Character

Questions for growing – How are You with Your Calling?

Bill Wick gives us an extensive, pastor/leader questionnaire to move us to greater effectiveness as we help others follow the Lord.

Know Where to Find a Pastoral Job after COVID-19

The list of collateral damage caused by COVID-19 is long. Among the items on that list are the pastors who were looking for a job before the pandemic hit. Now, they are caught in job-search limbo, lingering between churches or between a seminary and… Continue Reading “Know Where to Find a Pastoral Job after COVID-19”

A Subtle Radical Shift: Home Group

Several years ago, our Life Group/Bible Study group happened upon a helpful and heartening new way to do “Bible Study.” We are not sure how it developed but we have all benefitted greatly from this new way of meeting. We meet once a week… Continue Reading “A Subtle Radical Shift: Home Group”

Self and Staff Management

keys for intentional living and staff supervision

Credentialing: the foundation for ministry’s marathon

Credentialing is the starting point of the ministry marathon. Your Bible training, whether it’s seminary or Gateway Theological Institute or another has equipped you well. The hours of lectures, shelves of books and numerous papers have prepared you for a life of vocational ministry.… Continue Reading “Credentialing: the foundation for ministry’s marathon”

Credentialing – Foundation for your ministry marathon

Credentialing is the starting point of the ministry marathon. Your Bible training, whether it’s seminary or Gateway Theological Institute or another has equipped you well. The hours of lectures, shelves of books and numerous papers have prepared you for a life of vocational ministry.… Continue Reading “Credentialing – Foundation for your ministry marathon”

A Very Broad Mantle

By Kelly Larson (Bishop Creek Community Church, CA) It was nearly a decade ago that my mentor Wally Norling and his wife Betty came to Bishop to be part of my installation at Bishop Creek Community Church, so I was very happy to be at… Continue Reading “A Very Broad Mantle”

And He Sent a Wolf

By Pastor Kelly Larson (Bishop Creek Community Church, CA) All in all, it had been a pretty good run, at least as far as church ministry goes. My wife and I had been at Bishop Creek Community Church, in a beautiful area of central… Continue Reading “And He Sent a Wolf”

Not So Fast!

By Pastors Kelly Larson (Bishop Creek Community Church, CA) Let’s say your church has been progressing nicely. Attendance is growing, and the community is flourishing. In the midst of this growth, your team decides that an additional staff person should be brought in to… Continue Reading “Not So Fast!”

Feed the Sheep that Come

By Pastor Kelly Larson (Bishop Creek Community Church, CA) Serving a church in a geographically remote small town presents no small amount of challenges. Perhaps the most obvious challenge is the simple number of people available for any given church event. When my family… Continue Reading “Feed the Sheep that Come”