Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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disobedience

The Dangers of Disobedience

Disobedience has consequences. Raising our four children I often think of the hymn, “Trust and Obey.” The refrain says, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey.”
passive aggressive

The Secret Sin Behind Passive Aggressive Behavior

"Identify the promises they make to us, recognize these false promises as lies and then trust the superior promises of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit."
pastoral care

Your Pastor Wants This More Than a Pastoral Care Committee

Pastoral care committees are great, but what if I told you there is something besides care baskets and pastor appreciation speeches that will keep your pastor going year after year?
do the right thing

Do the Right Thing and Expect to Be Surprised

The men and women around Jesus at his death knew to do the right thing...and they were surprised. The three women, with a common purpose, DID NOT choose to WAIT around. We can learn from them to do the right thing.
How Spurgeon Scheduled His Week

How Charles Spurgeon Scheduled His Week

"I wish it could be said of us that we wasted neither an hour of our time, nor an hour of other people’s time."
happy marriage

A Holy Marriage Is a Happy Marriage … Here’s Why

It's a bold statement to say that a holy marriage is a happy marriage. Read this article to find out why. Gary Thomas, bestselling author and international speaker lays the foundation for a holy and happy marriage.
stopped growing

What to Do When You’ve Stopped Growing

Ever feel like you’re stuck? Like you've stopped growing? You’re not alone! If you try to lead at all, you are definitely going to go through seasons where you feel like you’ve plateaued.
how to talk to your kids about sex

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex at Every Age

Have you been dreading “The Talk” with your kids? You know the one I’m talking about. The talk about “the birds and the bees” which actually has nothing at all to do with birds or bees. Let’s call it what it is. We’re talking about SEX. Curious about how to talk to your kids about sex?
claim victory

Claim Victory to Help You in the Fight Against Sin

When you claim victory, it will help you in the fight no matter where you are in your Christian journey. Suppose in your old life...
tempted

Pastors Are Tempted by These 7 DEADLY Diseases of Pastoral Ministry

Pastors, have you been infected by any of these ministry diseases?
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17 Ways Pastors Can Hit the Refresh Button

Every pastor who still wants to be in the ministry five years from now needs to take a day or two off each quarter...
smaller churches

Why Smaller Churches Are Making a Comeback

Smaller churches are poised to make a comeback. I’m serious. I see too many signs and indicators to believe otherwise. For certain, I know the bad...
productive hours

The 4 Most Productive Hours of My Week

I received an undergrad degree in industrial and systems engineering. IE's, as they are called, are sometimes referred to as efficiency experts. Whether that's true...
hearing from God

5 Ways You Can Start Hearing From God

Have you ever wanted God to speak to you?
nehemiah

How to Lead the 5 Most Difficult People

As a church leader, I’m confident you love and care about people, but if you have been leading for more than one week, you...
lies Christians believe

7 Lies Christians Believe About Sex

"Today, I see sex as a beautiful, powerful gift from God. But getting to this point wasn’t easy."
non-growing church

8 Faulty Assumptions of a Non-Growing Church

Most churches are not growing. Not every non-growing church gives evidence of the following faulty assumptions; nevertheless, many do, and these assumptions help us...
life is good

How Life Is Good, Even When It Isn’t

In the United States, we celebrate Independence Day—the 4th of July.  Culturally speaking, it is the ideal summer holiday. Friends, sunshine, and fireworks commemorate...
preaching convictions

8 Preaching Convictions: What Do You Firmly Believe?

Our preaching convictions will come through when we preach, when we prepare, and when we prioritize our week. con·vic·tion /kənˈvikSH(ə)n/ 2. a firmly held belief or opinion....
Bible study

The Ridiculous Emphasis Christians Place on Bible Study

"Most Christians today assume that to be a Christian means to have a personal relationship with the Bible instead of the risen Jesus."
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$1 Million Grant Provides Free Resources So You Can ‘Bless Your...

Want ideas for how to support your pastor? Recognizing that many church leaders “face significant financial challenges,” the new “Bless Your Pastor” campaign aims to raise awareness about those needs and assist church members in meeting them.

New Podcasts

Craig Gross Has High Praise for the Spiritual Use of Cannabis

“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.