Being a workaholic may not be your reason for striving to do all the ministry. I’ve spoken with other pastors who have openly admitted that their motivation for hoarding all the ministry responsibility stemmed from pride. Others mentioned it provided them a sense of job security. There are several reasons for why leaders choose to do everything on their own.
"Relentlessly communicate the importance of being connected."
I’m troubled by what’s happening in my denomination. I was born and raised in a Southern Baptist Church. I’ve been a Southern Baptist all my life. I’ve watched our denomination go through the Conservative Resurgence and a return to the inerrancy of Scripture. Yet, there are issues that can’t be ignored and problems that won’t seemingly go away.
I was astounded to find that half of the respondents to a survey admitted struggling with a lack of physical attraction toward their spouse.
Jesus is not coming back to a prayerless Church, but to one that is operating in close partnership with Him in intercession for the end-time harvest
We gave each of our members attending a loaf of bread and asked them to give the bread to someone in their neighborhood or community.
Idolatry is a dangerous thing. Sadly, too many Christians are guilty of it.
It's a privilege to plant seeds for missions into this young person's heart. What should you tell him?
At some point, if you are sincere about your Christian faith, you are going to have a conversation with someone about it. Or are you?
A recent Barna survey asked Christian women what their biggest sin struggle is, and the top two answers were disorganization and inefficiency.
OK, this blog is a confession. I’m not good at saying “no.” Consequently, I sometimes struggle with a heavily-booked calendar and an overwhelmed spirit.
The sad reality is that many Christians are unfit because they are undisciplined.
Big-attendance days, like Easter and Christmas, are important for the growth of a church. You get to meet a lot of guests and then follow up with them after they visit. You also get a visual picture of what your church can look like a year down the road on an average Sunday.
We may not consider ourselves superstitious, but humanity is fearful to the core, and what is superstition but an attempt to harness our fears into orderly submission?
Author Pete Scazerro says Christians should be more in touch with their emotions.
Frankly, once upon a time, those pictures of poverty and suffering would make me cry. Sadly, however, and for too long, I was suffering from something known as compassion fatigue, and it’s a real thing.
God doesn’t like lying. Let me take it a step further: God hates lying. Proverbs 6 lists seven things God hates, and it’s worth noting that two of them refer to dishonesty.
When you are out in front and taking new territory, missteps are part of the journey. If you aren’t making mistakes, you probably aren’t leading.
Over the years I have had the privilege of knowing, working with and serving under some great Christian leaders. These leaders were not always the flashiest but they all carried a certain gravitas that everyone could sense.
The box office hit "I Can Only Imagine" is headed to the small screen. The film will release digitally on June 5 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 12.