Pastors

7 Ways Leaders can Navigate the Pain of Rejection

7 Ways Leaders Can Navigate the Pain of Rejection

Rejection potentially carries a long lasting impact on our souls. Don’t take it lightly. Deal with it sooner that later.
Does God Really Love Everyone?

Is It Biblical to Say God Loves Everyone?

Does the Bible say God loves everyone?
The Drug Dealer of Choice for Anxious Pastors

The Drug Dealer of Choice for Anxious Pastors

"We’d like relief from the symptoms, but not to be led through the pain of being touched and transformed by Holy Love at the point of our deepest wounds."
God Can Use the Things We Think are Foolish

The Time Kim Meeder Heard the Holy Spirit Tell Her How to Sign a...

Everyone is fighting some kind of battle or at least knows someone who is fighting.
The Roller Coaster Effect of Ministry

The Roller Coaster Effect of Ministry

"Here is one of the most extreme ups and downs that we discover in the Scriptures. One minute Paul is getting stoned; the next minute, God is using him to make new disciples."
3 Starting Points To Grow Prayer In Your Church

3 Starting Points to Grow Prayer in Your Church

As leaders—pastors, elders, small group leaders, prayer leaders—we need to challenge people to pray.
10 Roadblocks to Church Revitalization

10 Roadblocks to Church Revitalization

Please pause for a moment. Please prayerfully consider the words you are about to read.
What Is a Pastor to Do When a Church Kicks Him Out?

What Is a Pastor to Do When a Church Kicks Him Out?

When a fired preacher walks away bitter, that does concern me.
LGBT+

Becoming Better Missionaries to LGBT+ People (what I’ve learned after 11 years of ministry)

By shifting from a teacher-teller to a listener-learner posture, our ministry has learned from nearly 4,000 LGBT+ people what it is like to grow up gay or transgender.
10 Things Pastors Should Be Cautious About Saying

10 Things Pastors Should Be Cautious About Saying

“It’ll never happen to me.” “It” is a moral failure, and I’ve never met a fallen pastor who expected it to happen. Assuming it won’t happen is a first step toward disaster.
Why Go to Seminary? Here’s Ten Reasons

Why Go to Seminary? Here Are Ten Reasons

"When you are done with seminary you will be someone else."
There Is Nothing Ordinary About Ordinary Time

There Is Nothing Ordinary About Ordinary Time

The church across the world has now been through Advent, Lent, Easter and Pentecost... But alas, the calendar changes once more: We enter into ordinary time.
Is It Okay to Give My Time Instead of My Money?

Is It Okay to Give My Time Instead of My Money?

Would it be okay to replace the tithe with service to your church instead?
6 Ways to Know If You've Been Called By God

6 Ways to Know If You’ve Been Called By God

None of us are second-class believers.
Sadie Robertson

Sadie Robertson: Time Doesn’t Heal Wounds—Jesus Does

Time was never created to heal because only Jesus can truly heal us.
Is Jesus Unique?

Jesus ISN’T Unique

What actually makes the “non-uniqueness” of Jesus wonderfully unique is that though He is asking everything from you, He is also giving up everything to you.
Why Every Young Pastor Needs an Old Mentor

Why Every Young Pastor Needs an Old Mentor

Every young pastor needs an old mentor. I know that’s not a new thought. I press the point because it’s hard to overstate the value of wisdom from someone 50 years older than you.
If I Have Enough Faith, Will God Heal Me?

If I Have Enough Faith, Will God Heal Me?

"When I was first diagnosed, I and others did ask God to heal me. After a while, when God chose not to answer our prayers that way, I stopped asking."
7 Smart Moves for New Church Staff

7 Smart Moves for New Church Staff

Everyone wants to do well in their new job; here are seven key actions to help you be successful.
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