Young pastors enter the ministry expecting the people of the Lord to be healthy, sane, balanced, spiritual, biblically informed and Holy Spirit guided. And then they run into reality.
“If you want to encourage your pastor, here’s how.”
"I wonder what might happen if congregations begin to pray the following prayers for church leaders."
Praying like Spurgeon nourishes the soul, encourages the depressed, motivates the lazy and ushers the humble before the throne of God.
"You can have the most brilliant mentor in the world, even a famous one, but if you aren’t ready to pay the price, dig in, learn and change, it won’t matter."
Good seasons in your organization, business, church, city or anything that affects your life should be celebrated.
How is the unique culture of your church helping you make progress?
Building a platform for the right reasons ultimately comes down to three factors: motivation, goals and accountability.
"Living for Christ is hard."
Does your team have something to look forward to?
This quick survey will help you determine whether you have moved into the crippling behavior of people pleasing.
"A humble Christian can bear the reproach of an enemy and the reproof of a friend."
Sermons are public. Devotional times are personal. The purpose of a sermon is to reveal the mysteries of God to the bride of Christ at a given moment. The purpose of a devotional time is to spur individual growth over time.
"Dr. David Miller at Princeton University’s Faith & Work Initiative reports that fewer than 10 percent of church-goers can remember the last time their pastor preached on the topic of work."
"Whatever I may have learned about life and leadership, I’m supposed to be passing along to others."
Is not the offering a part of worship? Since it is worship, should we not put at least some thought and preparation into it?
So are you an organizational leader, or are you more of a relational leader—a shepherd?
One of the most common reasons programs, ministries or initiatives don’t work in churches is because there just wasn’t room in the first place.
“I just don’t have time to prepare…” Have you ever had that thought?
Instead of attacking Millennials, I want to address some myths and debunk some claims based on data and statistics.