Resources on Ministry

What financial aid is available to churches and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 crisis? As part of the economic response to the COVID-19 crisis, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)... Continue...

In this season of COVID-19, we have entered the uncharted waters of doing church online. And, to be honest, the phrase “doing church online” is a bit of a misnomer. The church is a community of redeemed people who regularly gather together... Continue...

I asked two California pastors currently serving through local “shelter-in-place” regulations to share what their reality is like as they lead through the COVID-19 crisis. Pastor DJ Jenkins with Anthology Church of Studio City in Los Angeles, and Pastor Alan... Continue...

We are all shaped by the events that we live through. I was born in 1998; I’ve never known a pre-9/11 world. I felt my parents go through the 2008 financial crisis. I graduated high school in the national turmoil... Continue...

Our community was just making progress in recovery efforts from a recent tornado when threats from the coronavirus re-ordered our lives again. Our daily rhythms changed quickly, but neither a tornado nor a virus has changed our gospel mission. In... Continue...

How are churches responding to the COVID-19 epidemic? How is this crisis affecting services, groups, and ministry to the community, especially vulnerable populations? While we know that each church is unique and each community’s needs are different, we know we... Continue...

Luther’s Small Catechism, in its explanation of the 5th commandment, reads, “We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need.” My... Continue...

What issues are most concerning pastors in America? To answer that question, Barna Research conducted online interviews with 547 Protestant senior pastors and asked them about possible challenges facing both their own congregations and the broader church in the U.S.... Continue...

It was 2005. I was a farm boy who found himself pastoring a church in the center of a major city. I had no idea what I was doing. Another pastor I knew had just returned from a church planting conference at which he heard some guy speak... Continue...

Katie McCoy shares how pastors and leaders can better utilize women's giftings throughout the church.  Continue...