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The Welcoming Prayer As A Spiritual Practice For The COVID-19 Crisis

These are indeed extraordinary times we are living through. The COVID-19 Crisis and the constant media coverage has created an air of anxiety we all are breathing. And, our bodies are carrying this stress and palpable sense of dread whether we realize it or not. The Welcoming Prayer is a contemplative practice that can help sustain you through these uncertain... Continue Reading

Everybody Needs a Caregiver

Not surprisingly, when Gallup polled Americans and asked them to think about the best teacher they ever had, the most common word they used to describe them was “caring.” What students need at their core is caring. As a wise teacher once said, “at the end of the day, they won’t remember all we taught them, but they will remember... Continue Reading

Top 10 Free Resources In 2019

Below are links to the Top 10 Free Resources in 2019. To view all 75 Sacred Structures Free Resources click HERE. Happy New Year! Church Or Ministry SWOT Analysis Worksheet  New Ministry Proposal Template  Measure What Matters – 100 Meaningful Church Metrics  Ministerial Staff Annual Evaluation Template  Administrative Staff Annual Evaluation Template  Church Staff Annual Goal Template  25 Questions Every... Continue Reading

Top 10 Posts In 2019

Below are links to the Top 10 most popular Sacred Structures posts in 2019. Check in next week for the Top 10 Free Resources in 2019. Merry Christmas!  Can You Recognize Narcissism When You See It?  How Can Church Leaders Remain Accountable?  Church Leader, Your Congregation Expects You To Make These Decisions  Focus On The Future: How To Foster Staff... Continue Reading

What Does The Bible Say About Oneness?

In the article, What Is Oneness With God? , we explored the historical Christian meaning of the term oneness with God. In this article we explore further what Scripture says about oneness. Jesus expressed oneness in his prayer “That all may be one as you, Father, are in me and I am in you” (John 17:21). When Jesus talks about... Continue Reading

Why The Church Needs Highly Sensitive People

In our last post we examined important facts about highly sensitive people. This week we share how sensitivity is not a weakness, but rather a strength and why the church and the world desperately needs more highly sensitive people. How Highly Sensitive People Advance The Work of the Church Highly sensitive people are the artists and creators of the world.... Continue Reading

Top 10 Posts For 2018 Part 2

Below are links to the second five of the Top 10 most popular Sacred Structures posts for 2018. Happy New Year! 6. The Sabbath Diamond – How To Observe The Sabbath When Sunday Is A Work Day 7. The Development Diamond – Four Ways To Develop Your Church’s Staff 8. Every Church Needs A Pastor Interpreter 9. How Mighty Churches... Continue Reading

Top 10 Posts For 2018 Part 1

Below are links to the first five of the Top 10 most popular Sacred Structures posts for 2018. Check in next week for the second five. Merry Christmas! The Church Can Be A Wicked Temptress Church Staffing Levels – Getting It Right 10 Guiding Principles For Church Staff Restructuring 6 Practical Ways To Help Poor Performing Staff Church Staff: Is... Continue Reading

2017 Top 10 Posts Part 2

Below are the second five of the Top 10 Sacred Structures posts for 2017. Enjoy! Don’t Mistake Church Climate for Church Culture Church Culture As Community, Cause, And Corporation 25 Questions Every Pastor Search Committee Should Ask A Self-Development Structure In Hebrew Scripture 15 Approaches To Reach The Next Generations

2017 Top Ten Posts Part 1

Below are links to the first five of the Top 10 most popular Sacred Structures posts for 2017. Check in next week for the second five. Enjoy! ME Power and WE Power: Two Sources of Power in the Church My Greatest Leadership Lesson: I Am The Problem Your Inner Spiritual Life How To Respond To Everyone’s Saying  Transform Your Church... Continue Reading

Spiritual and Organizational Church Leadership Health Assessment

Understandably, the minister’s education and training focuses for the most part on developing biblical knowledge and spiritual leadership skills and attributes. Yet, within weeks, if not days, of arriving at their first job in the local church the minister learns they need another set of leadership skills and attributes……those of an organizational leader. In Acts 6 we see this need... Continue Reading