A View from the Pew: Bivocational Church Staff

The model of local church staff members having other forms of employment is a trending topic in my life these days.

A View from the Pew: What to Get Your Church Staff for Christmas

While the rest of the world started Christmas preparations on November 1, many Christian churches in the U.S. generally wait until after Thanksgiving to turn their focus of worship to the celebration of Christ’s birth. Whether or not your church has a “Hanging of the Green” service or observes the season of Advent, parishioners often turn their thoughts to showing their appreciation to their church staff with holiday gifts.

Michael Ruffin to join staff of Smyth & Helwys Publishing

Smyth & Helwys Publishing is pleased to announce that Michael L. Ruffin will be joining its staff as a Curriculum Editor on May 1.

A View from the Pew: Making the Most of a Ministerial Transition

An unexpected resignation of a church staff member can feel like a punch to the gut. When a trusted staff member resigns, it’s not unusual to feel an acute sense of loss and even betrayal.