Entries by Linda Kurtz

Pastorpreneur: The Business of Serving God’s People

For someone who spent a lot of time reminding parishioners that they could live out their callings as doctors, teachers, and businesspeople, I sure was having a hard time acknowledging that it wasn’t a bad thing that I was now an entrepreneur running a successful business. Why did I feel the need to avoid words like “products” when that is exactly what we sell?

Confessions of a Free-Range Pastor

Two years ago this month, I left the solo position at the lovely small church, and struck out on my own as a writer, speaker, and conference leader. As I pause and take stock of that decision, I think about what has been gained and lost in terms of my pastoral identity.

Ministry: I Think We Need a Bigger Box

The blog series that NEXT Church will publish this month is full of diverse stories of committed ministers serving God in a multitude of beautiful and unexpected ways. Reading these stories has stretched and inspired me, and made me excited for the church and the future of ministry. I hope these stories stretch and inspire you as well.