Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

Today’s church pastors face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need leadership resources and pastoral resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. is dedicated to providing resources and information for every church pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a senior pastor, executive pastor, teaching pastor, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have pastoral and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Church leaders from every denomination find articles for pastors that they are looking for here at Join millions of pastors who look to us for resources and encouragement for church leadership. Leading your church is not only about preaching and teaching, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

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The Hidden Poverty of Affluence

There is a definite hidden poverty of affluence among people in our world today that we must talk about.
Tim Keller & Simon Sinek Say the Same Thing

Tim Keller & Simon Sinek Say the Same Thing About Church Unity

This type of church unity is a reality that does not exist with regularity and consistency...yet. Our team gets a front row seat to creative, sacrificial expressions of church unity around the world.
5 Ways Thinking 'Work-Life Integration' Has Helped Me

5 Ways Thinking Work-Life Integration Has Helped Me

In recent years some consultants and counselors have encouraged people to stop thinking "work-life balance" and start thinking work-life integration.
Origins of the Nicene Creed

Origins of the Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed is deeply rooted in the text of Scripture. The authors were committed to the authority of Scripture, and sought to mine its depths and express its doctrine carefully. 
The Three Wishes of Jude

The Three Wishes of Jude

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for? Today we discover the three wishes Jude, the half-brother of our Lord, has for his readers.
A Yardstick for Slander

A Yardstick for Slander

A Biblical yardstick is needed for slander otherwise it destroys trust within organizations. It causes the members of an organization become wary of each other.  It harshly cuts down its victim. And finally, the Bible says, slander is ungodly sin, again and again.
When Studying the Bible, Don’t Follow Your Heart

When Studying the Bible, Don’t Follow Your Heart

What does it mean to love God? By asking our hearts to lead our minds, have we willingly purchased a ticket to the roller-coaster ride? Unless we turn things around, placing the mind in charge of the heart, we could be in for a long, wild ride.
The Punches Pastors Never See Coming in Vocational Christian Ministry

The Punches Pastors Never See Coming in Vocational Christian Ministry

Vocational Christian ministry is tough. Every statistic tells us that most pastors don't make it over the long haul. Here are some pitfalls we need to watch out for.
8 Ways to 'Redeem' Your Cell Phone for Ministry Use

8 Ways to ‘Redeem’ Your Cell Phone for Ministry Use

I know I must put my phone down in meetings. I recognize, though, that cell phones are a part of our lives. So, perhaps these suggestions will help us “redeem” our cell phone for ministry.
old testament law

This Is Why the Old Testament Law Still Matters

The Old Testament Law matters to modern Christians. As scholar Kevin Bywater explains, there is a coherence to God's Word that we often miss.

How Reading People Protects Us and Those We Love From Harm

In his new book, Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell explores why so many of our interactions with strangers go wrong and how we aren't good at reading people.
12 Truthful Marriage Vows You Won't Hear at a Wedding

12 Truthful Marriage Vows You Won’t Hear at a Wedding

While I’m not against writing vows Casanova would applaud, I am against vows that are more romantic and emotional than practical and honest. Here are 12 truthful marriage vows you won’t hear at a wedding.
7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Keep Teenagers Listening to Their Sermons

7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Engage Teenagers to Listen to Their Sermons

How do you get teenagers to listen to a sermon? Here are 7 tips to help you with what might seem like an impossible task.
Why Study Ezra?

Why Study Ezra?

Ezra is worth studying because it is a full-color illustration of Yahweh’s sovereignty. Nearly every chapter speaks of the meticulous application of that sovereignty for the purpose of rebuilding Israel.
3 Steps to Understanding a Tricky Passage

3 Steps to Understanding a Tricky Passage

When you encounter a complicated Bible passage, here are three steps to help understanding a tricky passage like this.
lonely and discouraged

When Pastors Get Lonely And Discouraged

When I was studying to go into ministry, one of the professors told us is always best, the professor said, to seek out friendships with people who are not part of our churches. This seemed like a recipe to be lonely and discouraged.
brandt jean

Forgiveness Is A Gift. Don’t Turn It Into A Weapon.

As a pastor, I would love to talk at length about the transcendent beauty of Brandt Jean's moment of forgiveness and the powerful inner strength on display. But in many cases, to do so would be to promote cheap grace.
What to Say When Someone Dies (And What Not to Say)

What to Say When Someone Dies (And What Not to Say)

"Many people struggle with what to say to the grief-stricken."
Time to Rewrite Our Leadership Playbook

2 Corinthians: Time to Rewrite Our Leadership Playbook

I’m blown away by Paul’s honesty in 2 Corinthians. People in Corinth expected leaders to look successful. They didn’t have a category for someone like Paul. Weakness wasn’t in their leadership vocabulary.
expository sermons

Two Kinds of Sermons That Seem Expositional But Really Aren’t

Our experience over decades as both a pastor and faithful church member, having either delivered or listened to thousands of sermons, has led us to the conclusion that much expository sermons does not in fact meet the definition.

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Thousands of Christians from 100 countries took part in the “March of Nations” at this year’s Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, in Jerusalem.

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Christopher Yuan: If We Don’t Redeem Singleness, We’re Not Ready to...

The opposite of every sin struggle, says Christopher Yuan, is holiness. Christopher shares with us why the church must return to a biblical view of singleness and provides other insights into how pastors can help Christians pursue holy sexuality.

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