Senior Editor Beau Underwood interviews Will Dyer, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in August, Georgia, for the first installment of our “Behind the Pulpit” series intended to pull back the curtain on the minister’s life and introduce our readers to how a diverse set
The last eighteen months or so have been difficult for pastors. Already stretched with the day-to-day concerns of running a congregation at a time when organized religion is on the decline, they’ve increasingly found that the divides facing the nation have made their way inside
Pastor Jim McCaffrey shares of learning, at age 36, that he is one the autism spectrum. He explains how this helped him and his family make sense of his behaviors, and how it helped transform his ministry.
In recent years, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has become a highly visible part of our culture, and generalized trauma has emerged as a consistent issue for clergy and churches. The majority of Americans have experienced a significant trauma in their lives and are dealing with
Columnist Ken Satterfield reflects on how churches could be impacted by the world – in a good way. And perhaps by showing the diversity of the world, churches will be better equipped to go out into that world and minister.
Every church has adjusted some aspects of ministry since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. But some congregations are already turning from the question of how to shift from the current moment toward changes for the long-term future.