If you want to be in leadership, get comfortable with change. It’s part of the experience of every leader. The best leaders get accustomed to leading change.
"Jesus models for us a letting go of control, earthly power and reputation."
"Our Spiritual Formations team has created a great tool to help us “audit” our most precious resource—our time."
A sermon for any person’s memorial service needs to be based upon a biblical foundation.
"Christians in America are aliens and we’ve always been."
"Here are a few thoughts on 10 passages that I dearly love."
Never confuse being efficient with being effective.
For pastors, though, Mondays can be days of heavy burden based on a weekend of ministry. Here are some things that might be on your pastor’s mind today:
"Sunday is great day because it reminds us that Jesus rose from the dead. Yet, it’s also a draining day."
Here are 10 fiction classics (nine novels and a play) selected from this list of 101 books, along with brief descriptions of why I believe that reading each one of these could be transformative.
"Preparing content is critical, but so is preparing how you will deliver the content."
Few preachers have the ability to preach over 30 minutes and keep their congregation engaged the entire time.
"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."