"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness."
"Faithfulness to Christ requires a holy sense of self-forgetfulness."
"I was disgusted by the amount and tone of the coverage."
We live in a day of overload and overcommitment. Because of that, some now speak of TIME POVERTY: our inability to stop, to slow down, to process, reflect and sabbath.
"Charles Spurgeon is arguably one of the greatest preachers in the history of Christianity."
"Here are some free or discounted retreat opportunities for pastors."
Don’t forget the pastor’s family. They have felt the greatest amount of betrayal.
"Churches with pre-set small groups can reach some people, but they won’t reach all."
"Church leaders who don’t understand cultural change end up answering questions no one is asking."
"People want to reproduce leaders, but few think they know how."
"The best leaders desire to empower, not hinder."
Vision is rallying people to a better future. Vision is helping people see what you see already.
Pastors are under relentless pressure to be ‘on’ all the time. As a result, it’s way too easy to shade the truth in ministry.
"Momentum is fueled by vision and activated by faith."
"Leadership should be stewarded with character, consistency, preparation, wisdom, clarity and conviction."
"It’s a familiar narrative these days: pastors disqualified from ministry due to moral failure."
You are not him...
"Do not think that your work does not matter."
"Preaching the funeral of someone you do not know may seem daunting, but it does not have to be."
Now, God wants you to succeed in ministry.