What Is The Typical or Average Salary For A Youth Pastor?

What is the average salary of a youth pastor? A Youth Pastor A youth pastor may be one of those under-appreciated, over-worked ministries in the church. When someone says, “Hey, this’ll be harder than a youth lock-in,” you can see their point. A youth pastor is dealing with “hormones on wheels” anywhere from between 6th grade and seniors. It’s not easy at all because most of the youth’s attention span has been shortened by the videogame age where snippet of news and 10 second sound bites come q … [Read more...]

What Is The Typical Or Average Salary For A Church Secretary?

What does the average salary stand at for the church secretary?The Importance of Secretaries A church secretary is the person who is the first contact for almost everyone outside and inside of the church. He or she is often the first person someone makes contact with someone and they are the ones who make the first impression for the church and first impressions are usually lasting ones, and in some cases, the final one. When I worked in an office years ago, when someone needed to know … [Read more...]

7 Tips For Christians Considering Fasting

Fasting is often one of the misunderstood and misapplied areas of Christianity. Everybody seems to have their own ideas about it, own way of interpreting Bible passages on it, and versions of how they should actually practice it as part of their faith. Apart from Christianity, many other faiths implement versions of fasting, too; so, it’s not just confusing within the Christian sphere, it’s confusing for many people. They may grasp the general idea and maybe even practice it, yet might not und … [Read more...]

How To Teach A Child To Memorize Bible Verses?

How can we help children commit to memory certain Bible verses? These same methods might also help adults do the very same thing. In a Song I believe one of the greatest ways to teach Scripture is using song. Songs have a way of imbedding themselves deep within the recesses of the mind. The notes tie in the lyrics or words into the melody and their memories retain it at a much higher rate than just rote memorization or reading and these biblically centered songs are still remembered and sung … [Read more...]

Words From The Heart

“Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things” (James 3:3-5a). How many of us have blurted something out in the heat of the moment and immediately wished we hadn’t said it? It happen … [Read more...]

Parables and Preferred Ignorance

Jesus had been traveling and teaching for some time. Much of His teaching was straightforward, easy to understand, instruction. However, He came to a point in His ministry when He began to teach truths by means of parables; a short storied meant to illustrate a point, or points. Jesus continued teaching those closest to Him in the same clear way He always had; however, He modified the way He taught those outside His inner circle. This change in Jesus’ teaching method puzzled His disciples, “And … [Read more...]