Communicating Your Ministry Ideals to Family Members

When my husband and I first moved overseas to begin our work as full time Christian ministers, a lot of […]

by Rachel Ankers Aug 16
Building Your Ministry Team: Evaluation

In my 20+ years of leadership experience, mostly in a cross-cultural setting, I did many things right.  I developed the […]

by Rachel Ankers Aug 14
The Value of an Inter-Generational Church

Our churches are filled with all kinds of people from every walk of life.  Young and old, God has gifted […]

by Rachel Ankers Aug 9
Creating Opportunities to Connect This Fall

With fall approaching and the beginning of a new school year just a couple of weeks away, many families are […]

by Rachel Ankers Aug 3
Building Your Ministry Team: Finding the Right Fit

I spent 20 years serving overseas in a developing country.  Arriving in country at age 24, it was there that […]

by Rachel Ankers Jul 30
Even Church Leaders Need a Little Help Sometimes

Sitting on the cold tile floor of my bathroom, tears streaming down my face, I cried out to God for […]

by Rachel Ankers Jul 24
Keys to Success in Cross-Cultural Work – Understanding Your Role

Role clarity is important in many aspects of life.  Whether in our vocation, in our community, or in our families, […]

by Rachel Ankers Jul 17
Keys to Success in Cross-Cultural Work – Be a Learner

Working and ministering in a cross-cultural setting is extremely common today.  Yes, people often travel overseas to work in Global […]

by Rachel Ankers Jul 13
10 Ways to Pray for the United States this Fourth of July

We are in the midst of the heat of summer, and the Fourth of July is around the corner. Certainly […]

by Rachel Ankers Jun 28
Time Management for Church Leaders – Making Time for People

In this second part to our four-part series, we address one of the top priorities those in ministry must have: […]

by Rachel Ankers Jun 6
To VBS and Beyond: 4 Principles for VBS Follow Up

All of you remember the now famous words of Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story.”  Sometimes when you think about VBS, you […]

by Rachel Ankers May 21
Finding Your Fit

The right fit.  We all desire it.  With our friends.  With our jobs.  With our clothes.  In many areas of […]

by Rachel Ankers May 17