Tullian Tchividjian has started a new church in Florida. While some of the church’s attendees say his return to leadership is a sign of God’s grace, one of the women Tchividjian had an affair with says there was abuse involved in their relationship and she does not believe he is truly repentant.
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It has been said often the leaders are readers. This is true. But unbeknownst to many people entering leadership, they soon learn leaders are also bleeders. And that leads to pastors who want to quit.
The Lord seems to have the same instructions in His word for all sinners (and that includes those in the LGBT community). May the following seven things begin to move us to thinking and action.
I know some Sundays (and in fact, some entire ministries) are really rough for some pastors. Church people can be difficult, if not downright unbelieving. They can drain you of your spiritual passion and leadership zeal. On the other hand, church is really sweet many times.
Have you ever come to the end of your workday, or even a workweek, and asked yourself, “What did I accomplish?” You certainly did not have a highly productive day. Discover what blocks productivity and what feeds it.
JD Greear says, “Church-defining issues are the gospel, and we can disagree on secondary matters even with unity in primary ones.” At times this might seem impossible, but this week on our podcast, JD shares how to prioritize the gospel over any other issue...even politics.
Tim Lucas says, “Jesus calls Himself the living water, and so we really believe church should be refreshing.” Tim is the pastor of Liquid Church in NJ, and on this week's podcast, he shares how he sees the Holy Spirit moving in his ministry and across the nation.
Rachael Denhollander says, “There is so much beauty in a gospel-filled response to abuse.” This week on our podcast, Rachael shares how pastors can avoid doing further harm to sexual abuse survivors and instead point them to the hope found in Jesus.
“Every follower of Jesus is a masterpiece work of God with a general calling and a unique calling," says Todd Wilson. This week on our podcast, Todd explains how calling often becomes an idol for Christians and why churches need to move away from a "programmatic" growth strategy.
“I think Christians sit on the sidelines of a lot of conversations," says Craig Gross. Craig's latest venture is a Christian cannabis website, and this week on our podcast, he talks about his personal journey with using marijuana and why it's important for Christians not to be afraid of this topic.
"Churches need to develop a very specific evangelism strategy and a very specific evangelism training program," says Garry Poole. This week, Garry shares with us about why churches in the U.S. are struggling with evangelism and what pastors can do about it.
"I believe that God wants us to have a life that’s actually balanced," says Jimmy Dodd. But drawing healthy boundaries is a challenge. On this week's podcast, Jimmy shares with us out of his extensive experience of being a pastor himself, as well as ministering to other pastors across the world.