Least Likely

If there was a high school yearbook category for “Least Likely to End Up a Youth Pastor,” Dan Miller may have been the top candidate.  Dan grew up in a loosely charismatic family and floated around in different churches through his early teens. By mid-high school, he quickly went downhill and was fully enraptured by the world. All of your …

The Intersection of Ministry and Mental Health

Bethany Miller talks with mother-daughter team, Margie Brubaker and Charlanne Wolff. Both Margie and Charlanne are professional Christian counselors who bring a unique perspective as a pastor’s wife and daughter. In this conversation, they discuss depression and anxiety and how that can affect ministry. Download the resource list from this Digital Lab. To find out more about Digital Labs, visit …

Dealing with Abuse in Ministry: A Digital Lab

The trauma of abuse, in any form, can be devastating for victims, both when it occurs and into the future due to the emotional scars that remain. However, there is hope in Christ for all people, including those who have suffered the trauma of abuse. In this Digital Lab, Bethany Miller talks with Caryn Amandola, a pastor’s wife and intern …

Singleness and Dating: A Digital Lab

Eric Miller (director of ministry operations at CE National) and his wife Bethany (development and marketing director at Habitat for Humanity-Frederick County, Maryland) hosted a conversation with Eric and Vanessa Smith on the topic of singleness and dating while in ministry. Eric Smith is the youth and discipleship pastor at Grace Church in Lanham, Maryland, and his wife Vanessa is …

Balancing Ministry & Family Part 2: a Digital Lab

Being in ministry can be a difficult lifestyle- add kids to the mix and things can really get tricky. How do families balance being in full-time ministry while raising kids? Eric Miller, director of operations at CE National, recently discussed this topic with Sean and Melissa Spoelstra. Sean is the campus pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Pickerington, Ohio and …

The Joy Filled Soul: a Digital Lab

Bethany Miller, wife of Eric Miller (director of ministry operations at CE National) sat down with Janine Lansing to discuss the topic of joy. Janine, wife of Tim Lansing (Urban Hope Los Angeles director), recently wrote and published a book entitled the Joy Filled Soul.  Janine said sometimes Christians believe the lie that we need a dramatic testimony or salvation …

Joys and Challenges of Being a Pastor's Wife

Bethany Miller, Megan Johnson, and Carly Nicodemus talk about the ups and downs of being wives of pastors. Visit buildmomentum.org/blog to find out more…  Joy and Challenges of Being a Pastor’s Wife Megan Johnson Megan serves alongside her husband, Adam, at Journey Church in Warrington, Pennsylvania. They’ve been at Journey Church for five years. Prior to this, Adam was …

Self Care for Student Ministry Staff

Eric Miller, CE National’s director of ministry operations and Scott Feather, pastor of Gateway Church in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, spoke candidly on how to care for yourself while you care for others in ministry. In this CE Digital Lab, the two men discussed spiritual disciplines, guarding your heart from temptation, feeding yourself spiritually, and balancing ministry and family with other priorities. …

Temptation in the Midst of Isolation (Video)

Is it possible to avoid temptations when you’re stuck at home and bored? When you’re away from your community sins can grow or come to the surface like dabbling in pornography, masturbation, sexting, gluttony, apathy, gossip and more. Come find help from Pastors David Nicodemus and Mark Artrip in acknowledging these weaknesses and learn ways to overcome especially when you’re …

How Students are Facing Worry and Anxiety: A Student Panel (Video)

For many students, Coronavirus has made difficulties that students already have worse. Sheltering in place has brought isolation and the potential for increased worry, anxiety, depression, and even suicide. We’ve gathered together a group of students to talk about how they’re dealing with the pressures they’re facing now and anticipate dealing with in the future. Panelist: Logan Tredway, Sarah Neu, …