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Articles for Pastors

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Decisions 7 of the Toughest Decisions I Had to Make as a Pastor

7 of the Toughest Decisions I Had to Make as a Pastor

Thinking back on some of the toughest decisions I had to make over the years, some don’t seem so tough now, but they were at the time I had to make them.
5 Simple But Effective Ways of Dealing With The Naysayers In Your Ministry

5 Simple but Effective Ways of Dealing With the Naysayers in Your Ministry

There's something about a ministry that is advancing God's kingdom that brings out the Debbie downers and the negatives Neds in droves.
11 Tensions to Manage in Ministry

11 Tensions to Manage in Ministry

More often than not, I have found that many areas of ministry that seem like conflicts to be solved are actually tensions to be managed.
sensing jesus: Sensing That This Isn't Fair

Sensing That This Isn’t Fair

Whether we are moms, CEOs or in full-time Christian ministry, we compare ourselves to one another. And, undoubtedly, we consider ourselves the harder worker, the better performer, the one who deserves a bit more.
Dangerous Person: Do You Know the Most Dangerous Person in Your Church?

Do You Know the Most Dangerous Person in Your Church?

In addition to leading and teaching, pastors are called to protect or guard the flock.
Church Governance The Growing Church Series | Reflections on Church Governance

The Growing Church Series | Reflections on Church Governance

Church governance matters. It matters not just from a biblical-faithfulness perspective but also from a fruitfulness-growth perspective.
i should die Some Churches Should Die & Be Reborn

Some Churches Should Die & Be Reborn

As shocking as this may be, the death of a church might be the best thing that could happen for the sake of the gospel within a given community.
church movements Movements Come and Go, the Church Remains

Movements Come and Go, the Church Remains

If you have any interest in the history of Christian music, are puzzled as to how the Newsboys are still in existence 52 years after their inception, or wonder why most Christian music sounds pretty much the same, read the book.
3 Books That Will Improve Your Prayer Life Immediately

3 Books That Will Improve Your Prayer Life Immediately

Every believer knows prayer can move mountains, draw us closer to Christ, help us live the Christian life more effectively, connect us to answers from Heaven, and so much more. Yet, most of us also readily admit we don’t pray enough and often struggle to pray in faith.
halim suh Preachers to Listen to (Who You May Not Have Heard of)

Preachers to Listen to (Who You May Not Have Heard of)

One of the things we ought to be doing as preachers is to be listening to other preachers.
Painful Mistakes 4 Painful Mistakes Multisite Churches Make Early On

4 Painful Mistakes Multisite Churches Make Early On

A number of church leaders are struggling to resolve problems that have arisen from going multisite.
Francis Chan

Francis Chan Calls Every Church to Repentance in This Exclusive Interview

Francis Chan says just two things matter. Could it be this simple and this hard to see God do an amazing work in the church today?
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7 Major Warning Signs When Hiring Staff

Hiring someone to join your staff is one of the coolest things ever, and simultaneously can scare you spitless.
worth of a woman

The Worth of a Woman

One timeless issue we have been facing is the worth of a woman, the way women are viewed and treated, especially by men in the church.
church leaders

3 Places to Find New Church Leaders

Sometimes a struggling church needs to find new leaders, empower them with authority, and spread the load of responsibility.
likely Five Reasons a Wave of Revitalization is Likely

Five Reasons a Wave of Revitalization Is Likely

Of the 300,000 churches in need of revitalization, 100,000 will revitalize organically or internally, and another 100,000 will be revitalized through replanting.
misused spiritual authority

Tamar Listens to Psalm 61: A Reflection on the Impact of Misused Spiritual Authority

Misused spiritual authority can blind us to those in need. In 2 Samuel, David is praying for his life and throne, which are at risk because his actions (or inaction). He misses his daughter’s trauma and pain, which were no fault of her own.
ministry move

Discerning Your Next Ministry Move

It is normal to wonder if you are ready to make a ministry move. Here are a few things to consider first.
Why Every Church Should Address Depression and Anxiety

Why Every Church Should Address Depression and Anxiety

"I never tried to take my own life in my younger years, but I frequently found myself googling painless ways to commit suicide, and really had no remorse once finding what I was looking for."
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4 of My Proudest Memories of Being a Pastor

It’s amazing, however, when I realize I was a pastor for 16 years. It seemed to pass so quickly.
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