Breast Cancer Awareness month challenges churches, clergy

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  It is a good time for advocacy, support, education, and remembrances of survivors and victims of breast cancer.  For churches serious about ministering to the whole person, this presents a unique challenge and pastoral opportunity. According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every nine people areContinue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness month challenges churches, clergy”

Ministers are professionals that should take ethics seriously

As a minister, I know that gaining a congregation’s trust is one of the single most important tasks in developing a sustainable and healthy ministry.  It usually takes years to gain a church’s trust, and the hard work that it takes often requires experimentation and risk. When it comes to trust, however, ministers face anContinue reading “Ministers are professionals that should take ethics seriously”