Rebecca Ninke

Guiding Families through Grief in a Time of COVID-19

By Rebecca Ninke March 31, 2020

It is a complicated time to be grieving.

After twenty-some years in the pulpit, I thought I had..

Celebrating Holy Week and Easter at Home

By Rebecca Ninke March 25, 2020

These are difficult days. Nothing in our lifetime has given us a paradigm on how to lead churches..

Making Holy Week Family Friendly

By Rebecca Ninke March 10, 2020

A couple years ago, a nearby church had a new pastor. My neighbors attended there and had some..

Effectively addressing conflict in your church

By Rebecca Ninke July 9, 2019

The Schism of a Congregation 

Some years ago, I was asked to preach in a lovely congregation that..

Negotiating salary and benefits

By Rebecca Ninke June 11, 2019

There’s no need for a blog post on negotiating salary… you work for a church, so obviously you..

Slowing down for summer

By Rebecca Ninke May 29, 2019

I have a friend who has been telling a little fib to her children their entire lives:  that church..

Dealing with burnout as a ministry leader

By Rebecca Ninke May 24, 2019

When I started seminary, I was so sure I had answered a call to ministry.  I mean, the phone was..

How to study the Bible

By Rebecca Ninke May 16, 2019

A lot of people pick up the Bible with the intention of reading through it. Start to finish...

Better together: Creating interdenominational relationships

By Rebecca Ninke May 9, 2019

When I was on internship, I had a sermon to push out during the Week of Christian Unity.  I..

Mom guilt vs. pastor guilt

By Rebecca Ninke May 2, 2019

The phone rang in the middle of the night.  It was the local hospital, and someone was dying.

The..

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