Being married in ministry offers its own sets of blessings and challenges. But the challenges can be vastly reduced by using a few tips for marriage and ministry. My husband David and I have been married for nearly 24 years, and the whole time we have had kids. We’re a blended family. Our oldest is from my husband’s first marriage who I adopted when we got married. Our middle daughter we adopted out of foster care. Our youngest is ours together. Since we said “I do” it has always been busy, and we all know that life and ministry can be chaotic and challenging.
“You’re never going to make it in leadership if you keep being kind.” Several years ago, this statement was expressed to me on the way out of a meeting. I had just handled an intense situation differently than my peer would have. What was expressed between the lines was: kindness is weakness. This interaction made
We all have talents and skills. Some of us are musicians, artists, bakers, cooks, handy with tools, and more. We all have strengths and gifts. Some of us can teach with clarity and authority, lead worship with joy and passion, provide administrative support with vision and order, and more. We ALL have a voice. To
Start Simple When meeting someone new, start by simply saying “Hi.” Introduce yourself. A conversation must start somewhere and a simple hello and introduction is a good place. Sometimes people stand awkwardly in a group hoping someone will simply give them a kind word or a friendly smile. Be that person. Once names are exchanged,
This post was written by ministry leader, Brian Dollar, a guest writer for INCM. As I travel around the country, speaking to kids’ pastors and volunteers, I hear some of them say, “My senior pastor doesn’t get me,” “I’d love to do some big things for our kids’ ministry, but my pastor doesn’t share my