Most of my memories from childhood involve waiting around an empty church. Since I was too young to be left at home, I would often be dragged there to sit around, probably playing Pokémon on the original grey brick Gameboy, while my dad prepared for a service or event.
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Luke Campbellhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngLuke Campbell2022-05-02 17:13:032022-05-02 17:13:03What pastors’ kids need from their parents
Do you ever have one of those days that moves along really well? You’ve had a great night’s sleep. Things are going according to how you expected. The kids got up and ready for school without a fuss. Everyone made it out the door with a smile on their face. You get to work and open your email to find a note of encouragement: “Hey Pastor, just want you to know that I’m thankful for you and praying for you today.”
We are now almost two years into a global pandemic. To say that vocational leaders are tired and discouraged would be a colossal understatement. On the front end of it, most seemed to quickly acknowledge, “This isn’t going to be a sprint, we’re going to have to lace up for a marathon.” And pastors did just that.
I’m what many in the church refer to as a “pastor’s wife.” I haven’t always been one. I gained this title or label almost nine years ago when my husband, David, accepted his first pastoral position as associate pastor of our church. Up until then, we both had careers but were very involved in lay ministry together.
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Vicki Hooperhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngVicki Hooper2022-02-02 20:10:332022-02-02 20:10:33Building a thriving marriage in the midst of ministry
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Marshall Eizengahttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngMarshall Eizenga2022-01-04 17:38:062022-01-04 17:38:06Pastor, own your calendar or someone else will!
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Pauline Doerksenhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngPauline Doerksen2021-12-01 18:36:162021-12-01 18:36:16What I learned from a Christmas tree
We hope that you have seen and heard the news that we welcomed a new president here at Focus on the Family Canada this summer. If you missed seeing Jean-Paul Beran’s story in one of our emails or in our October magazine, you can click here to get to know him and his family.
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http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Wendy Kittlitzhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngWendy Kittlitz2021-10-06 19:41:352021-10-06 19:41:35Appreciating clergy for a job well done
Have you ever heard anyone use the saying “that’s just the tip of the iceberg”? I’m sure we all have and maybe we have said it ourselves. Whenever I hear someone refer to the tip of the iceberg my mind goes to the historical story of the Titanic. The iceberg that was seen was literally only the “tip of the iceberg.” It was the part of the iceberg that was unseen that sunk the supersized ship that was said to be unsinkable.
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Sam Doerksenhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngSam Doerksen2021-08-26 20:45:282021-08-26 21:18:53The tip of the iceberg: Being mindful of what’s below the surface
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Wendy Kittlitzhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngWendy Kittlitz2021-07-27 20:32:222022-03-02 21:17:27The gift of hospitality