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small wins

How Small Wins Can Be the Enemy of Success

Often, the time and effort you spend pursuing small wins would be better spent on working toward the goals that are really going to make a difference.
Hard Work

The Hard Work of Grace

Like a student who received a full ride to Harvard, we need to receive the grace of God for what it is: a calling to a new life, a life in which we join the family business (and work hard!).
pray more

6 Simple Strategies That Help Me Pray More

I have much, much room to grow in prayer, but I hope at least one of these ideas helps you. The cost is simply too great if we church leaders don’t pray much. 
preaching and teaching

Why We Need to Start Preaching and Teaching the Basics of Christianity

The ramifications for preaching and teaching are enormous. False teaching and wrong believing create Christians who aren’t just weak, they’re actually damaging to the cause of Christ.

Podcasts

Dave Ferguson

Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.
Jonathan Dodson

Jonathan Dodson: How To Persevere Through the Heartache of Pastoring

Jonathan Dodson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about challenges including pastoral burnout, the “COVID hangover,” ghosting, and criticism—and how Jesus is faithful through it all.
greg stier

Greg Stier: Why Your Whole Church Needs To Care About Student Ministry

Greg Stier joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the impact youth ministry has had on his life and why student ministry matters to the whole church.
ray ortlund

Ray Ortlund: Why Pastors MUST Fight Pornography

Ray Ortlund joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he is calling his fellow pastors to join him in addressing the pervasive porn use in their midst.
mark moore

Mark Moore: Are These Obstacles Keeping You From Getting To Know Jesus?

Dr. Mark Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how astonishing Jesus really is and how we can pursue getting to know him better.
laura lewis

Laura Lewis: What Women Who Have Had Abortions Need From Your Church

Dr. Laura Lewis joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the needs of women who have had abortions and how churches can help.
adam wyatt

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian Nationalist

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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12 Things A Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.