Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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4 Things That Matter Most in Holiday Giving Campaigns

4 Things That Matter Most in Holiday Giving Campaigns

People don’t give to meet needs. They give to fulfill a vision. People give when a big dream captures their imagination.
22 Signs of a Great Speech That Sadly Changes No One's Life

22 Signs of a Great Speech That Sadly Changes No One’s Life

We all want to know how to give a good speech. But what if we give a good speech that changes no one's life?
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Young Leaders: Who Will Replace Eugene Peterson and Other Giants We’ve Lost?

In the last few years, not only have we lost Eugene Peterson, but also Billy Graham and Dallas Willard among other famous preachers.
5 Lessons Church Leaders Can Learn From The “All-Day Breakfast” Trend

5 Lessons Church Leaders Can Learn From the “All-Day Breakfast” Trend

When considering the all-day breakfast trend, I see at least five clear lessons that you and I can apply to our churches.
god is love Love Is Not God: A. W. Tozer on How Equating Love with God Is a Major Mistake

Love Is Not God: A.W. Tozer on How Equating Love With God Is a...

God is love, we’re told in 1 John 4:16, so in some senses it is a defining quality of God. However, this does not minimize His other qualities, and therein lies the problem.
How The Twitter Age Changes The Way People Think

How the Twitter Age Changes the Way People Think

Although the Twitter and social media enterprise possesses dangers, it also presents a plethora of opportunities for the church, ministry entities and individuals.
6 Dangers of Self-Appointed Leaders

6 Dangers of Self-Appointed Leaders

People who appoint themselves to leadership positions are headed down a path of bad leadership.
5 Foundations to Build a Strong Volunteer Culture

5 Foundations to Build a Strong Volunteer Culture

People want to volunteer and be a part of what they love and are passionate about.
What's the Purpose of Pastors?

What’s the Purpose of Pastors?

Pastor as shepherd, pastor as priest or pastor as CEO? Tim Challies takes a look at each of these pastor job descriptions to give us a better idea what the role of pastor should entail.
Research Reveals Realities of Being a Pastor’s Spouse

Research Reveals Realities of Being a Pastor’s Spouse

As the writer of Hebrews clearly articulated, it is not profitable to the people in a congregation if the pastor serves without joy, so it is great gain for the church and the pastor when ministry positively impacts the pastor’s spouse and family.
6 Dads You Should Seek Out in Your Church

6 Dads You Should Seek Out in Your Church

These six types of dads present at your church need some extra help in the parenting department. But who knows, God could end up using them to build your church.
5 Exercises in Theological Humility

5 Exercises in Theological Humility

If we defend every theological nuance with a chapter and a verse but do not have love, we are clanging cymbals in an already noisy world.
10 Thoughts on Christians and Halloween

10 Thoughts on Christians and Halloween

I have studied spiritual warfare for many years, so you might assume that I strongly encourage believers to avoid anything related to Halloween.
Things to Know–and Not to Know–About Bible Prophecy

Things to Know—and Not to Know—About Bible Prophecy

I submit there are no experts on Bible prophecy.
Does God’s Vision Really Only Flow Through the Senior Pastor?

Does God’s Vision Really Only Flow Through the Senior Pastor?

I have experience working with senior pastors who believe they are the only people who can hear the voice of God when it comes to shaping the vision and ministry strategy of a church.
Doubting Thomas Doubting the Traditional Take on Thomas

Doubting the Traditional Take on Thomas

Thomas doubted the testimony of his peers, and really, who could blame him?
7 Other Weekend Metrics Church Leaders Should Study Regularly

7 Other Weekend Metrics Church Leaders Should Study Regularly

Here are seven other areas that you can regularly study to help you understand what’s taking place in your ministry.
6 Marks of a Faithful Ministry

6 Marks of a Faithful Ministry

I spent some time studying Paul’s charge to the elders/pastors in Ephesus (see Acts 20) and saw him lay out a series of marks of a faithful Christian ministry.
The Church Model Doesn’t Matter (As Long As You Stick With It)

The Church Model Doesn’t Matter (as Long as You Stick With It)

You know which church model is the best one? The one you can stick with.
The Antifragile Pastor

The Antifragile Pastor

Our faith actually gets better from hardships. So does a person's ability to pastor.
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