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3 Lessons on Change From Nehemiah

I heard someone once say, “Don’t be afraid of change. You might lose something good, but you’ll gain something better.” However, bringing change in a church is often difficult.

The Ending of Seminaries as We’ve Known Them

I’m rooting for seminaries. I’m rooting most of all for the future of the Church and the decisive role theological education – and the preparation for ministry in general – needs to play in that future.

5 Reasons Leaders Stumble and Fall

When we are aware of what causes us to stumble and fall, we can be watchful, accountable, and make better decisions.

Developing a Kingdom Mindset

This brief look at the an encounter between Peter and Jesus might give us some clues about developing a kingdom mindset.

Strong Women are Vital to God’s Purpose in the Church

The real question we need to ask regarding strong women is: Do we want women to be weak? And the answer must forever be, on the basis of Scripture, “May it never be.”

What CNN’s Overuse of ‘Breaking News’ Can Teach Pastors About Sunday Morning Announcements

What makes an announcement worthy of my attention and the valuable real estate it occupies during a Sunday service is its importance and urgency to act upon compared to other items occupying the church calendar.

7 Things To Do When Your Preaching Seemed To Stink Yesterday

If you’ve preached for any time at all, you’ve had these days – days, that is, when you feel like your sermon this past weekend went nowhere. If that’s how you feel today, here are some steps to consider

Critics: Stay Away or Draw Close to Them?

Criticism hurts, especially the non-constructive kind. We tend to stay away from such critics. But is that the wisest choice? Should we draw close...

6 Risky Habits That Can Lead Pastors To Moral Failure

Over the years I’ve helped quite a number of churches, ministries and nonprofits navigate the confusing maze of communicating the news of the moral failure pastor or leader.

7 Things Pastors Should Never Say

Full disclosure: many of these things were learned the hard way because I said many of these things. In fact, I think we have all said things pastors should never say.

Jesus Christ and Him Crucified

The phrase “Jesus Christ and him crucified” explains the difference between Athens ministry and Corinthian ministry.

For Everything There Is a Season

Learning to embrace the season of life that God has brought us into is vital if we are going to be useful in this world.

12 Reasons for Pastors to Have an Ongoing Counseling Relationship With a Competent Clinical Therapist

Like anyone else, pastors can suffer from mental illness and mental health issues, and when they do, they should seek the professional help of a competent Christian clinical therapist. But is there any reason for a pastor to engage the professional services of a clinical therapist if they aren’t suffering from a mental illness or struggling with mental health issues?

7 Keys to Productivity for Pastors

Staying productive is key to being a pastor. With the right tools and strategies, you can save time on communications and administrative work, accomplish your goals, and ultimately, do more to advance the Kingdom of God.

What Is Over-Realized Eschatology?

An “over-realized eschatology” is when someone expects that the eschatological hope of Christianity is already here and now.

8 Reasons the Church Is a Light in a Troubled World

Your spiritual leadership is life-giving, and you are part of a divine mission that brings light in a troubled world. Here are eight ways in which the church is that light to the world.  

5 Truths You Should Know Before Entering Ministry

Here are five things I wish I could go back and tell 22-year-old me before entering ministry. I hope it’s an encouragement and challenge to you!

Why Your Church Should Be Multi-Generational…and Why It’s Not That Easy to Do

Many churches consist of one primary generation, and that’s not the healthiest church. At the same time, though, growing an intentionally multi-generational church is not easy.

R.C. Sproul: The Law of God

We are living in an era in which the law of God is not given much attention either by secularists or by Christians.

How the Daily Examen Can Anchor You in a Distracted Age

It took the Daily Examen of Ignatius to bring me to my knees in thanks for a moment-by-moment deliverance from a main enemy of sustainable faith in our time—distraction.

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

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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