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Articles for Pastors

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What Is the Church?

What Is the Church And why are the reforming markers of the church (preaching and ordinances) so crucial for understanding what the church is? The church...

How I Found My Pastoral Priorities

In my first several years of pastoral ministry, I asked myself “What should I be doing?” more often than I can count.
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Jesus Didn’t Look Down on the Workplace—Neither Should We

What marketplace ministry can teach us about the Kingdom and what the Kingdom can teach marketplace ministry.
Six Reasons Your New Member Class Is Not Effective

Six Reasons Your New Member Class Is Not Effective

An effective new member class is a gift. It provides front-end assimilation. It gets people involved in ministry. It moves them to groups and to wise stewardship.
Discipleship The Lord Takes His Churches to the Woodshed

The Lord Takes His Churches to the Woodshed – Seven Churches of Asia Minor

While it’s true that the Lord chastens whom He loves, it is not true that those who receive the chastening appreciate it the way they should.
8 Signs You're Leading on the Defensive

8 Signs You’re Leading on the Defensive

Check these markers of leading on the defensive, and see if any characterize you.
5 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2019

5 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2019

Leaders who pretend nothing needs to change end up being the blacksmith in the era of the automobile, Sears in the age of Amazon, or Kodak in an Instagram culture.
Does Your Giving Say “Leftovers” or “Lord”?

Does Your Giving Say “Leftovers” or “Lord”?

You see, when it comes to our money, we all operate in two major categories: a “first and best” category and a “good enough” category.
Viral Verses Read Wrong

Viral Verses Read Wrong

The reason most viral verses are going viral has little to do with the actual meaning of the verse itself.
Preaching To The Spiritually Enslaved

Preaching to the Spiritually Enslaved

We are called to preach the same message with the same purpose. All around us—in the streets where we walk and very often sitting in the pews as we preach—are people who are slaves to Satan, self and sin.
The 6 Biggest Misconceptions About the Bible (and God)

The 6 Biggest Misconceptions About the Bible (and God)

Here are 6 of the biggest misconceptions about the Bible, which form a lasting (and false) impression about God.
I'm a Complementarian and I Read Books by Women

I’m a Complementarian and I Read Books by Women Writers

Can men learn from women writers? Tim Challies thinks so, and he doesn't believe that viewpoint is at odds with his adherence to complementarianism.
Don't Miss the Entrepreneurial Lessons That Only a Small Church Can Teach

Don’t Miss the Entrepreneurial Lessons That Only a Small Church Can Teach

If you are pastoring a small church, I want to encourage and challenge you with one simple plea: Don’t spend so much time trying to become big that you miss what you can only learn when you’re small.
interpreting scripture What You Need to Know About Interpreting Prophetic Scripture

What You Need to Know About Interpreting Prophetic Scripture

Every Christian should be equipped with the knowledge of prophetic Scriptures, and we need the guardians of the faith to pass along this knowledge.
Unlikely Champions of the Bible

Unlikely Champions of the Bible

When you think of heroes of the Bible, these names might not come to mind readily.
How God Gives You His Vision for Your Church

How God Gives You His Vision for Your Church

You start with leadership. Everything rises and falls on leadership. I see churches in great locations that struggle because of bad leadership.
7 Excuses for Not Doing What God has Called Us To Do

7 Excuses for Not Doing What God Called Us to Do

When we make excuses to avoid God's calling, there is oftentimes something deeper than disobedience happening.
10 Reasons Why I Am Thankful to Be a Pastor

10 Reasons Why I Am Thankful to Be a Pastor

There is no sugar-coating the fact that pastoral work comes with a fair amount of heartbreak and stress. But this pastor says he wouldn't have it any other way.
How to Listen Like a Counselor

How to Listen Like a Counselor

There is more to being a good listener than simply being quiet as the other person talks. A counselor explains what it takes to help the one talking.
A Letter to the Inactive Church Member

A Letter to the Inactive Church Member

How should a leader handle someone in church membership who is inactive? Is there a biblical response to inactivity?
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