The Flip Side of the Bivocational Coin

The Flip Side of the Bivocational Coin

The treasurer reported that everything looked good. Giving was slightly exceeding our budgeted needs and financial obligations. Immediately, there were smiles all around the room. Everyone relaxed, happy to know that we didn’t have to worry and stress about our...
The Health Care Crisis in Churches

The Health Care Crisis in Churches

I don’t know when it began, but the move to shift the cost of benefits from churches to ministers has unfolded at an alarming rate. The driver of all of this is rapidly escalating health care cost, namely health insurance. What was once a staple benefit for most...
Confessions of a Middle-Aged Pastor

Confessions of a Middle-Aged Pastor

Thirty seven years ago this past month I was called to my first church staff position at the age of 18.  Thinking about those early beginnings has led me to reminisce about the peculiarity of my calling and my pastoral journey. Now, at age 55, I am a middle-aged...
“Do You C.A.R.E. Enough?”

“Do You C.A.R.E. Enough?”

Since 1944, Hallmark greeting cards have been advertised with the famous tagline, “When you care enough to send the very best.”  Whether encouraging soldiers overseas, cheering up the sick, celebrating the graduate, or expressing your love to the one you’ve chosen to...
Dr. Randy Ashcraft and Dr. Don Harvey to Join CHC

Dr. Randy Ashcraft and Dr. Don Harvey to Join CHC

Two prominent pastors join the Center for Healthy Churches Consulting Network The Center for Healthy Churches is pleased to announce two new additions to its consulting network. The CHC Consulting Network is comprised of men and women who have a proven track record of...