april-yamasakiRev. April Yamasaki is an ordained pastor, editor, and author of On the Way With Jesus, Sacred Pauses, Four Gifts, and other books on Christian living.

She currently serves as resident author with Valley CrossWay Church, editor of the quarterly devotional magazine Rejoice! and often speaks in other churches and settings.

For more information, please visit her author website. To inquire about speaking, please visit her speaker page. Your feedback is also welcome below at any time:

Most Popular Articles on When You Work for the Church

The top five articles on When You Work for the Church are:

1. The Best Articles on Self-Care in the Church

This round-up of articles is regularly consulted by ministry students so there’s a spike in views each semester.

2. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Why I Started This Website

I started this website after hearing too many ugly stories about painful job terminations in churches and other Christian organizations—including the shameful way my husband was treated when his job was terminated by the Christian college where he had served for over 25 years.

3. The Most Hilarious Job Description and How to Update Yours

A great video on how to explain what you do when you’re a pastor, followed by ten practical tips on updating your job description.

4. What Do You Do When Your Job is Terminated?

After over 25 years of faithful service, my professor husband was given a letter of termination by the college president just two and a half weeks before Christmas.  While he was told his job was being terminated for financial reasons, it was to be announced that he was simply retiring early. But my husband refused to sign the non-disclosure agreement and go away quietly. Instead, he advocated for better treatment and for better employment practices.

5. Seven Ways to Keep Sabbath When You Work on Sundays

Reprinted with permission from Alban at Duke Divinity School, originally published as “Seven Ways for Clergy to Keep Sabbath” by Donna Schaper.

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