Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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Eight Differences Between Church Giving and Church Dues

Eight Differences Between Church Giving and Church Dues

It is amazing to hear how church members view their tithes and offerings to their local churches. Though it’s cliché to say, the attitudes of their hearts reflect the nature of their contributions to the church.
11 Meeting Killers and How to Kill those Killers

11 Meeting Killers and How to Kill Those Killers

You've probably sat through more than your fair share of ineffective meetings. Here's how to kill those meeting killers.
Prayer Power In The Church

Prayer Power in the Church

The great people of the earth today are the people who pray! I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor those who explain prayer; but I mean those who actually take the time to pray.
7 Signs the Insecure Leader on the Team...Is You

7 Signs the Insecure Leader on the Team…Is You

If you live insecure, you’ll die insecure. You don’t outlive insecurity. You outgrow it.
21 Reasons God May Allow More Than You Can Bear

21 Reasons God May Allow More Than You Can Bear

God has wise purposes even in our most difficult seasons. Here are 21 reasons God may allow more than you can bear.
How Does a Marriage Survive The Loss of a Child

How Does a Marriage Survive the Loss of a Child

The worst tragedy a married couple could ever face is the loss of a child. There’s no pain deeper, and the intense grief can spiral into a cyclone of negative emotions that often tear the marriage apart in the aftermath of the tragedy.
7 Reminders When Pastors Disappoint Us

7 Reminders When Pastors Disappoint Us

The truth is pastors are held more responsible in the eyes of God for how we lead in the church. This means they can disappoint us. Often.
Seeing Scripture in a fresh way reminds me of how Long's Peak always captures my attention. From the author of the new Fresh Eyes series from David C. Cook.

The Other Side of the Mountain: Seeing Scripture in a Fresh Way

Seeing Scripture in a fresh way reminds me of how Long's Peak always captures my attention.
Reaching the lost 7 Reasons Most Churches Are Not Reaching The Lost In Their Own Backyards

7 Reasons Most Churches Are Not Reaching the Lost in Their Own Backyards

Through prayer, hard work and a relentless Gospel focus we experienced strong growth primarily due to new believers being added to our church roles.
5 Things To Consider As You Schedule Your 2018 Christmas Eve Services

5 Things to Consider as You Schedule Your 2018 Christmas Eve Services

Let me highlight some key considerations for your team to wrestle with to help you pick the right Christmas Eve 2018 service times.
6 Essential Strategies When Counseling Others

6 Essential Strategies When Counseling Others

I constantly remind myself that while I desire to be liked, the Bible is the source by which I provide all counseling. It is not just a filter by which I pass all my theories and thoughts.
Sometimes it just feels like Satan’s winning the spiritual warfare game. He's not.

8 Things to Remember When It Feels Like the Devil’s Winning

Sometimes it just feels like Satan’s winning the spiritual warfare game. He's not.
Anne Graham Lotz expressed her gratitude for all the support and prayers from around the world as she deals with a breast cancer diagnosis. Anne will undergo surgery September 18.

Anne Graham Lotz: I Am Prepared for This Fight

Anne Graham Lotz expressed her gratitude for all the support and prayers from around the world as she deals with a breast cancer diagnosis. Anne will undergo surgery September 18.
Are You Married to an Introvert?

Are You Married to an Introvert?

If you (an extrovert) are married to an introvert like I am, you need to know a couple of things.
Sometimes when the pastor's wife is dealing with depression, she suffers alone. This is one pastor's wife's story that will shed light on this issue.

When the Pastor’s Wife Suffers in Silent Depression

I was overwhelmed with my life and felt like I was failing in everything I did.
Mark Batterson: 17 tips for high-impact leaders

Mark Batterson: 17 Tips for High-Impact Leaders

Too often, we allow our budget to determine our vision instead of allowing vision to determine our budget.
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My Security Training Didn’t Prepare Me For This…But My Ministry Training Did

The first Sunday I served on the security team at church I had an interesting encounter. Late-comers were straggling through the lobby as usual when...
6 Ways to Prevent Vision Drift in Your Church

6 Ways to Prevent Vision Drift in Your Church

Your main job as a leader is to remind your congregation continually of your church’s vision. Everything else you can delegate. You can’t delegate vision.
How Following Leaders You Admire Is Messing You Up

How Following Leaders You Admire Is Messing You Up

So those top leaders to follow that you admire who you think have no struggles? They have them.
Suicide, Depression, and Pastors: One Way Church Members Can Help

Suicide, Depression and Pastors: One Way Church Members Can Help

Most pastors are not suicidal. But most pastors do struggle. Call it pastoral depression or pastoral anxiety. Whatever you call it, there is something you can do to help.
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