When Your Place of Worship Becomes Your Place of Work:  5 Tensions we see when we work in a church and how to help your staff navigate them as a pastor’s wife

When Your Place of Worship Becomes Your Place of Work: 5 Tensions we see when we work in a church and how to help your staff navigate them as a pastor’s wife

There was a time when we were the only staff, besides a part time admin. How I longed to have a team of others that were passionate and gifted to reach the community that God had put us in. Now, many years later, we are blessed to work with a large team. And truly,...
WHAT PASTOR’S/MINISTRY WIVES CAN LEARN FROM SKYDIVING

WHAT PASTOR’S/MINISTRY WIVES CAN LEARN FROM SKYDIVING

Once in a while you just need a little fun. Our lives can get a bit intense and I can get in this “way too serious too much of the time” place a bit too often. I’ve been told I’m “intense” and I’m not sure they meant the good intense like a great roller coaster, but...
LEAVING A CHURCH WELL AS A PASTOR’S WIFE – Even if I didn’t choose to

LEAVING A CHURCH WELL AS A PASTOR’S WIFE – Even if I didn’t choose to

Sometimes we choose it. Sometimes it seems that others choose it for us. Regardless of how the leaving begins, it is seldom easy and often filled with tricky conversations, heartache and loss. It’s like the bittersweet ending to a book. It was the week before we’d...
DISCOVERING YOUR GIFTS IN COMMUNITY as a ministry/pastors’ wife

DISCOVERING YOUR GIFTS IN COMMUNITY as a ministry/pastors’ wife

“I just feel overwhelmed. There are so many needs. So many people hurting. So many jobs that need done just to keep our church’s head above water. I can’t possible take care of all this. And am I supposed to?” “It feels like, between my husband and I, that we are...