Podcast – Melissa Fallen: Lost & Found

Today, Kathrin sits down with Dr. Melissa Fallen to talk about that space between hope and hopelessness in the aftermath of loss. Melissa is the Pastor of Glen Allen Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia, and author of Lost and Found: From Losing Your Pulpit to Finding...
Money Matters Financial Workshops

Money Matters Financial Workshops

Three one-Day Financial Workshops for Clergy “Both Ministering to Ministers and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia are committed to clergy and congregational health and vitality. That’s why we are partnering to provide this one-day workshop called Money...
En-Courage-Ment

En-Courage-Ment

By Kathrin Gabriel-Jones, MTM Volunteer Encouragement Coach, CPC, ELI-MP. En-Courage-Ment As a word, Encouragement conveys the sentiment of “you can do it!” or “you got this!” or even “go, man, go!” In ministry, encouragement seems ubiquitous in the language we extend...
Revolving Clergy Harms Religion

Revolving Clergy Harms Religion

By Gerald L. Zelizer, Contributing Writer, USA TODAY, 2-21-02. The Rev. Charles Chandler felt so blindsided when he was forced out of his church eight years ago that he established the Ministering to Ministers Foundation, which provides emergency funds, housing and...
FORGIVENESS IS SOMETHING YOU DO FOR YOURSELF

FORGIVENESS IS SOMETHING YOU DO FOR YOURSELF

By Fisher Humphreys Jesus forgave his enemies. While hanging on the cross, he prayed that God would forgivethose who had crucified him. Jesus also called his followers to forgive their enemies. Every time we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we ask God to “Forgive us our...
Forced Terminations and Ethics

Forced Terminations and Ethics

By Everett Goodwin Ethics are often a victim of forced pastoral terminations and for that matter, the continuing conflicts in church life which lead to such traumatic moments. Nearly every minister who has suffered an involuntary termination or a ‘near...

Forced Termination Affects Everyone

By Roger Lovette A pastor’s wife tells of a recurring dream. It was a stormy night. The rain was coming down hard. She was in the front seat of their car. Her husband was driving. Their two children were in the back asleep. Suddenly the car spins out of control,...