Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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belief system

You’re a Theologian…but Are You a Good One?

The stakes are too high for us to continue operating as if we are not theologians—we must care for our theology, nurture our theology, and watch our theology to ensure that it is good!

5 Qualities Pastors Should Want in Their Church Staffs

Some things are no-brainers when evaluating your church staff: Spiritual maturity (person of prayer, biblical knowledge, compassion, etc…) Loyalty Commitment to your church’s mission...
16 Often Unknown Roles of a Pastor

16 Often Unknown Roles of a Pastor

"I’d like to come see you this afternoon, Pastor. Since it’s not Sunday I’m assuming you’re free."
Clearing Your Conscience (Acts 24:16)

Clearing Your Conscience (Acts 24:16)

To serve well in the church, and shine light on the state, we must know we’ve done right to maintain a vibrant witness.
5 Ways Leaders See the World Differently

5 Ways Leaders See the World Differently

Most of us fear the world around us, assuming it’s full of landmines and threats. But leaders see the world as being full of opportunities and ready to be explored and experienced.
Scheduling for Success

Scheduling for Success

Over the course of my working years, I’ve run the gamut of various jobs. In the world of 9-5 jobs, I’ve stocked shelves, worked...
bullying How Do Churches End Up with Domineering Bullies for Pastors?

How Do Churches End Up With Domineering Bullies for Pastors?

No matter how dazzling in the eyes of men, loveless pastors vanish into nothingness in the sight of God.
study theology The Case for Open Borders in Theological Study

The Case for Open Borders in Theological Study

Why did it take so long for women to broach the world of theological study? Especially when God specifically said it's not good for man to be alone?
7 Reasons People Attend Your Church More Than 2-3 Times A Year

7 Reasons People Attend Your Church More Than 2-3 Times A Year

The top three attended Sundays each year are: Easter Christmas Mother’s Day Your experience may be a little different, but this is the norm for...
10 Inexpensive Ways to Develop People on Your Team

10 Inexpensive Ways to Develop People on Your Team

It’s important, therefore, to find ways to develop even with stressed budgets.
8 Reasons Some Church Members Are Mean

8 Reasons Some Church Members Are Mean

Based on interviews and surveys over the years, here are just some of the reasons church members can be mean.
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What If the Foundation of Discernment Is Hope and Not Suspicion?

The gift of discernment has now become synonymous with the “gift” of being a jerk.
Our Identity Is Not in Their Performance

Our Identity Is Not in Their Performance

My identity is fixed in Christ. My performance and their performance can never change that.
Getting on the Crossroad

Getting on the Crossroad

I firmly believe it’s time for men to step up to the unique challenges facing our world today. We are facing profound moral, ethical, domestic...
God Told Me I Was to Come to Your Church Staff–and Other Crazy Stuff Like That

God Told Me I Was to Come to Your Church Staff—and Other Crazy Stuff...

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world…” (I John 4:1)
how to say no

You Must Disappoint Someone: How to Say No to Good Things

Do you know how to say no to good things? Why do you spend your time doing what you do? Why do you say...
phygital

The Future of the Church is Phygital

"Phygital" reflects the growing necessity for the seamless flow between the physical and the digital. This new phenomenon in the retail world has considerable application for the church.
A Personal Warning—Don’t Be the Senior Leader Unless...

A Personal Warning—Don’t Be the Senior Leader Unless…

Here’s a warning I want to give to those who are currently not in a senior leadership position, but think they may want to...
rhetorical jesus

5 Amazing Rhetorical Questions to Preach to Yourself

The questions Paul asks and the answers he provides profoundly confront the doubts we can have about the nature of God’s love.
Biblical Stewardship

5 Biblical Stewardship Strategies Every Church Should Make

Everyone wants to use good biblical stewardship strategies. Americans are giving more to charity now than ever before. $410 Billion in 2017, a 5%...
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