Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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Six Characteristics of the Pastor Who Deserves to Be Followed

Churches that are actually making devoted followers of Christ out of the raw material of lost people have pastors who are expected to actually lead. And these are pastors who deserve to be followed.
5 Reasons Pastors Ought to Pray for Slow Growth

5 Reasons Pastors Ought to Pray for Slow Growth

Many of us want a big church, but pastors ought to pray for slow growth. We should check our hearts, battle pride, and give thought to the value of slow, steady growth as opposed to rapid, overwhelming growth.
The Real Cultural Core Issue: Disconnection

The Real Cultural Core Issue: Disconnection

This post about disconnection was originally posted to my Facebook profile the day after the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio...Two mass shootings in twenty four hours. We’re severely broken.
6 Things the Church Should Learn From Chick-Fil-A

6 Things the Church Should Learn From Chick-Fil-A

It’s not about keeping people in their shame; it’s about empowering them with the power of the Holy Spirit for a better tomorrow—a better opportunity. This is just one of the things the church can learn from Chick-fil-A.
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How Tim Tebow Stewards His Time

The goal of Night to Shine is to bring faith, hope and love to brighten the day for these individuals. Tim Tebow has an unusual platform and takes advantage of his celebrity status to help make this program such a success.
9 Ways Great Leaders Communicate

9 Ways Great Leaders Communicate

Great leaders are great communicators. Neuroscientist Andrew Newberg's writes in his book Words Can Change your Brain that there are 12 key neuroscience based communication practices. I've included nine here with some brief comments.
Introverted Pastor, This Might Hurt—But You Need to Hear It

Introverted Pastor, This Might Hurt—But You Need to Hear It

I have a strong word of encouragement to the introverted pastor. Be extroverted on Sunday. You can do it.
No Man Fails on Purpose

No Man Fails on Purpose

A recent story shared by one of our female staff members is a vivid reminder of why men’s discipleship is critical work. And it centers on one searing truth: No man fails on purpose.
For the Sake of the Call

For the Sake of the Call

I have become more reflective and thoughtful about the process that God used to lead us and sustain us overseas for so many years. That's why I've written this post about for the sake of the call.
7 Reasons Your Prayer Might Not be Answered

7 Reasons Your Prayer Might Not Be Answered

God is not a cosmic genie who promises to answer every request if we just believe strongly enough in His power.
Leaders Are Bleeders: Pastors Who Want To Quit

Leaders Are Bleeders: Pastors Who Want to Quit

It has been said often the leaders are readers.  This is true.  But unbeknownst to many people entering leadership, they soon learn leaders are also bleeders. And that leads to pastors who want to quit.
20 Bible Verses About Leadership: What Did Jesus Teach?

20 Bible Verses About Leadership: What Did Jesus Teach?

The Lord seems to have the same instructions in His word for all sinners (and that includes those in the LGBT community). May the following seven things begin to move us to thinking and action.
Letter to a Wounded Pastor

Letter to a Wounded Pastor

I know you’re not perfect. I’m sure you’ve made mistakes. I know you're a wounded pastor. But I want to remind you of a few things today. I hope it encourages you.
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10 Times When the Church Is Really Sweet

I know some Sundays (and in fact, some entire ministries) are really rough for some pastors. Church people can be difficult, if not downright unbelieving. They can drain you of your spiritual passion and leadership zeal. On the other hand, church is really sweet many times.
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5 Simple Questions for a Highly Productive Day

Have you ever come to the end of your workday, or even a workweek, and asked yourself, “What did I accomplish?” You certainly did not have a highly productive day. Discover what blocks productivity and what feeds it.
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59 Things NOT to Say to a Preacher

There are a lot of things you can say to a preacher, but here are 59 things NOT to say to a preacher.
Confessions of an Angry Pastor

Confessions of an Angry Man and Pastor

As pastors, it’s not enough for us to manage anger if we're an angry pastor. Recovery is possible. I’m living proof. Confessions of an Angry Man is my redemptive story.
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3 Ways Fasting and Prayer Opens Doors

Every follower of Christ who seeks God with fasting and prayer can experience sudden and surprising open doors of spiritual opportunity, even if those open doors were never apparent before.
Confessing Sin Is Always Awkward, Sometimes Costly, and Absolutely Worth It

Confessing Sin Is Always Awkward, Sometimes Costly, and Absolutely Worth It

Consistent Christian living consists of confessing sin consistently. So how do we get better at this distinctly Christian practice?
8 Reasons Pastors Get Fired

8 Reasons Pastors Get Fired

Over the past several years, I’ve paid more attention to reasons pastors—including some of my acquaintances and former students—have been fired.
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District Under Fire for High School Baptisms

In the latest Tennessee high school football news, a school district is in trouble because two student athletes were baptized on school property after practice on August 7th. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has accused the district of violating the Constitution and has taken action against it.

New Podcasts

Tara Beth Leach: This Is How Your Preaching Can Thwart Consumerism

Tara Beth Leach believes it's all too easy for church to turn into, "Come, consume, and see the show." Tara Beth is an author, speaker and senior pastor, and this week on our podcast, she shares how pastors can counteract consumerism and help their members see themselves as the missional people of God.

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