Marriage and the Money Crunch

Recession can bring stress to any family. How can we learn to communicate our financial priorities, budget our funds, save for the future and give to […]

The Best Advice We Ever Got

Pastors Barrier and Barteau share real-life experiences that have shaped their ministries.  Crisis management, recovering from failure and processing pain are discussed. Identifying key influencers and […]

Surviving Adolescence

Surviving adolescence is more challenging today because the transition has lengthened. Greater challenges face young adults as they seek to get established.

Help Your Pastor’s Kid

Pastor Roger Barrier and daughter Brianna Barrier Wetherbee discuss managing expectations, dealing with pressure and living in the fishbowl of the parsonage.

Urban Evangelism through Music Ministry

Kevin and Tanisha Hamilton, founders of Southwest Soul Circuit Ministries, describe their passion for evangelism through music. The Hamiltons share their testimonies, their marriage journey and […]

Effective Sermon Preparation

Preparing great sermons requires time, energy, creativity and perseverance. A pastor must be authentic and sensitive to the needs of his congregation.

Help Your Pastor’s Kid Part 2

Pastor Roger Barrier and daughter Brianna Barrier Engeler describe unique stressors on pastor’s children. Pastor’s kids can be helped by their parents when they demonstrate realistic […]

Pastor and Worship Leader Teamwork

Pastors and worship leaders often have to overcome challenges because of different perspectives and approaches to creating an effective service. Many of these obstacles can be overcome […]

Christmas Service Planning

Pastors, worship leaders, creative teams and volunteers should collaborate to produce fresh, worshipful seasonal services. Emotional and spiritual needs of the congregation should be addressed. Planning, […]