Articles for Pastors

What’s Plaguing Pastors?

What’s Plaguing Pastors?

Television, the Internet and social media have created a perception of the “haves” and “have nots” in ministry.
Truths Pastors Need to Tell Themselves

Truths Pastors Need to Tell Themselves

When I mess up and sin, it’s always because I’ve believed a lie.
5 Traits of a Great Boss

5 Traits of a Great Boss

Over the years, I’ve interviewed hundreds of church staff and asked them what they want in a great boss.
Who Needs an Executive Pastor Anyway?

Who Needs an Executive Pastor Anyway?

An XP should free the senior pastor up to invest time and energy into prayer and overall vision and leadership.
7 Warnings for Aspiring Leaders

7 Warnings for Aspiring Leaders

Ron Edmondson shares real-life lessons to young leaders who want to grow.
You're a Pastor's Wife and Don't Play the Piano???

You’re a Pastor’s Wife and Don’t Play the Piano???

The expectations on her can be enormous. One would think that it was she who was being employed by the church and not her husband.
Questions To Help Discern If You Are Ready to be a Leader

Questions to Help Discern if You Are Ready to Be a Leader

Are you ready to be misunderstood sometimes—actually, many times?
Ask Yourself these 7 Simple Questions to Clarify your Personal Values

Ask Yourself These 7 Simple Questions to Clarify Your Personal Values

Every pastor needs what I call “true north” values, core convictions we refuse to compromise even when external pressures tempt us to do so.
How Insecurity Hurts the Pastor and the Church

How Insecurity Hurts the Pastor and the Church

One of the biggest problems insecurity carries with it is overt competition. Churches try to out-do one another.
Pastors, Don’t Even TRY These 3 Things

Pastors, Don’t Even TRY These 3 Things

There are some lines you should not cross, some fences you need to respect.
5 Characteristics of Church Staff Teams that Break the 1,000 Barrier

5 Characteristics of Church Staff Teams That Break the 1,000 Barrier

A condensed list of the common traits of the ministry teams who are able to break this barrier.
Hurtful Sheep and Bullied Shepherds

Hurtful Sheep and Bullied Shepherds

The sad reality is that sometimes sheep become hurtful and bully the shepherd.
9 Reasons Your Church Needs a Facility Management Professional

9 Reasons Your Church Needs a Facility Management Professional

Facilities represents a large part of any church’s asset base and annual expenses, yet doesn’t usually receive the same attention that other facets of the organization garner.
You Need to Walk Through Brokenness Before You Appreciate Grace

You Need to Walk Through Brokenness Before You Appreciate Grace

Only by going through the pain do we stop focusing on symptoms and begin addressing the root causes.
5 Pastoral Emergencies That Aren’t Emergencies

5 Pastoral Emergencies That Aren’t Emergencies

The challenge in many churches is that more people = more crises.
4 Passionate Desires of a Good Leader’s Heart

4 Passionate Desires of a Good Leader’s Heart

The greatest leaders I know have always seen leadership as relational rather than transactional.
Houston Bay Area Church

Houston Pastor Proves the Local Church Is Uniquely Equipped to Handle Disaster

"A church already has a rescue-mission mindset because our whole mission is to help people understand the gospel and come to Christ and be saved," Houston Pastor Brian Haynes says.
Good Leaders Lead Well at Home

Good Leaders Lead Well at Home

Try not to speak ill of the ministry or the people to my kids.
Enslaved to Porn: Why I Returned Again and Again to Pornography

Enslaved to Porn: Why I Returned Again and Again to Pornography

Something in me wanted to be addicted, wanted the slavery.
TEN WAYS TO BRING JOY TO YOUR PASTOR

10 Ways to Bring Joy to Your Pastor

Some of the affirmations are letters. Many of them have no monetary cost. All of them will be greatly appreciated.
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