How Do I Earn A Living Now?

May 31, 2010 by

FIRST: You probably never expected to find yourself here, unemployed by church termination or resigned with a case of – “I never thought the ministry was like this.” You are not alone. If you have read our web site you know 1,000 to 1,500 church leaders a month, every month, step away from their posts. On this page we hope to give you some very basic advice. Since so many of you will read this material in different states of emotional turmoil, the value of the material will vary for each person. EDUCATION Never say never! Yes, you may now be middle aged with teens, and debts. But it may not be too late to go back to school! For some of you, it may not work out, but for others many Government programs...

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Trusting Father’s Love

Sep 30, 2009 by

Father, I honestly don’t feel very free right now. I hurt from rejection and disillusion. I never thought the church would wound me this bad. I know you love me, but I feel trapped in my own pain.   Father, help me to rest in Jesus spirit. Help me to feel and experience your unconditional love. Let me not get caught up in the trap of trying to earn your love. I have come to understand it is only at those times I truly trust in your love that I am free. Any time I doubt or feel that you have rejected me like people do, and I am back to human struggling. At those times, please Holy Spirit, remind me that Father’s love is unconditional. I can do nothing to make Him love...

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Help Us With Your Love, Father

Sep 30, 2009 by

Father in heaven, the most high. Father we thank you for the many different ways you show us your unconditional love. Yes, it is true that at times we doubt, and at times we feel you are withholding your love, but deep in our hearts and spirit we know that is not true. We really do know that in the final reality you are the only one that will not withhold love. Your care and concern for us goes far beyond our understanding, and we want your love to touch us in the most tangible ways.   Help us Jesus to feel Father’s love. Help us to see it with our eyes, and sense His love with our spirit. As this week progresses, we look for your love in each and every day. Help...

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No One Seems To Care, Lord!

Sep 1, 2009 by

No One Seems To Care, Lord! I have tried, and tried to inspire zeal into the church, but many are consumed with their politics, cell phones, money issues, and sports commitments. You, Lord, seem to fit in only if they have time for you – or need for you at the moment.  Why is the present generation so distracted by toys and worldliness? Help us, Lord. The church needs you to step in and stir the pot! We need you to help all of us to seek your face with all our being.  Come Lord Jesus, come. And please help all of us who are weeping over the decline of your people in this modern age. Thank you, Jesus....

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One Man’s Story

Jan 30, 2009 by

“Midway this life we’re bound upon, I woke to find myself in a dark wood, where the right road was wholly lost and gone.” The Divine Comedy-Canto I- Dante Dante’s words ring true to me when I remember my experience with burnout. At the time I was the Pastor at the same Baptist church for over twenty years. My wife and I have three sons who were all teens back then. I had several pressures at this time. The church had grown in numbers as had the Christian day school on campus. This led to a major building program to renovate and expand the small 200 year old building we called home. It was decided to get a loan for the entire project, big bucks. The growth of the ministry was in some measure...

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