When the unity of your church gets challenged, it’s your job to protect that unity. It’s serious business.
One of the keys to a successful organization is also one of the riskiest things for a leader to do.
People want what they want. And with the availability of churches of all stripes and colors—varieties of sizes, architecture, programs, music, preaching, doctrine—no one need stay where they are unhappy. So, they keep moving.
21 pastors share some of their best thoughts for Palm Sunday worship service.
"Sadly, many churches spend more time on Sunday morning doing church announcements than intercessory prayer."
People want to know that their pastor loves and follows Jesus. As a spiritual leader, your faith must be real.
Sermon delivery. It’s an art, a moment, an experiential occasion. But sometimes it can seem like a train wreck.
Do you love your ministry work? If the answer is no, it doesn't necessarily mean you need to find a new line of work. It does mean you need to re-evaluate some things.
Ministry is oftentimes hard, thankless work. As a leader, there are several things you can do to help your team feel supported and successful at their jobs.
We all want to be humble and teachable but criticism stings. Here are some suggestions to help you deal with a bad review.
Detail Distraction: a church illness where there is too much focus on minor issues to the detriment of major issues. For example, routine meetings can become more important than compelling missions.
Integrity, the Bible tells us, is like a load-bearing foundation for life.
Some have a tremendous amount of influence with the people they serve. Others, no matter how hard they try, have limited influence at best. What's the difference?
I tell my church she’s my partner.
The job title and ecclesiological office of pastor is one that encompasses a variety of definitions, often confusing and contradictory ones.
Intimacy doesn’t happen accidentally. You must be intentional to increase intimacy in your marriage.
Not singing sends the wrong signal. Here’s what it could look like...anger...burden...distraction... Worse yet, it comes across as arrogance.
Jesus made heroes out of his closest followers. We know that Jesus was a hero maker by how he allocated his time and energy as a leader.
Pastoral leadership is difficult. It’s a grind. It’s a joy. It’s a blessing. Some days, you fall asleep feeling refreshed. Others, you can’t sleep. All this comes with the role.
There are 63 volumes of sermons from Charles Spurgeon. What can we learn today from the man known as the "Prince of Preachers?"