I told her that she should expect resistance, prejudice, and to be challenged unfairly. That by God’s grace and by God’s grace alone, she would have the chance to live out her calling.And then I asked her if she believed God had indeed called her to lead in the church. The “state of the church” is also a state of grace—a state of deep awe and understanding of the grace of God and its mysterious and sometimes unexplainable work in our lives.World Changers Church-New York hosts over 6,000 worshippers each week, the website says.Four satellite churches are located in Georgia along with others in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Washington, Cleveland, Dallas and Houston.
I looked Sandra in the eye and told her that her decision was a hard one, that it would be so much easier to pursue a different path.In December 1999, 100 Fulton County police officers were scolded by the county's ethics board for accepting $ 1,000 apiece from Dollar, who said he wanted to recognise their service, the newspaper reported at the time.I am especially grateful to have the opportunity to hear from pastors’ wives since much of my focus is on pastors.And thanks to Chris Adams for doing the survey and to Amy Jordan for assembling the data. She wrote this funny script in her response: Husband: “Honey, I got you a job today.” Wife: “Really? I have plenty to do here running the household and raising the kids. Me stay home with the kids so you could fully dedicate yourself to the ministry.” Husband: “Yeah, yeah. But I really need you take this job for me.” Wife: “Well, okay, just tell me what to do and when it needs to be done by, and I will do everything I can to make it happen.” Husband: “Well, right now there are no specific responsibilities. Things are always tight around here on a pastor’s salary.
The Slingshot Group asked a great question in response to the study: What do we tell our daughters when they feel God calling them to become a pastor or ministry leader?