Rebecca Ninke

Lessons from the Pandemic

By Rebecca Ninke July 2, 2020

Many of us have lost friends and loved ones as a result of COVID-19. So many people have had their..

Learning from Each Other Across Difference

By Rebecca Ninke June 9, 2020

When I was a high school kid growing up in South Dakota, a term on a state-wide youth board got me..

Celebrating Seniors This Surreal Graduation Season

By Rebecca Ninke May 14, 2020

High school seniors, let’s not mince words: this sucks. You’re grieving getting to experience the..

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..

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