Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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5 Simple Ways to Assess the Effectiveness of Your Leadership

5 Simple Ways to Assess the Effectiveness of Your Leadership

One of the most difficult aspects of leadership is to know how you’re doing as a leader. Add a little insecurity into the mix, and...
3 Elements Every Team Member Needs From Their Leader to Thrive

3 Elements Every Team Member Needs From Their Leader to Thrive

When leaders provide their teams with what they need they’ll accomplish more than what you’ve asked.
Why I Don’t See Tithing as the Pinnacle of Christian Virtue, OR as Something Legalistic

Why I Don’t See Tithing as the Pinnacle of Christian Virtue, OR as Something...

May you not be obsessed with tithing, or feel self-righteous about tithing, or be under bondage to tithing, or attack tithing as evil.

“I Should Have Been Doing Most of What I Did as a Student Pastor”

I followed a living legend in Kenton Beshore when I became senior pastor of Mariners Church six months ago. I have enjoyed learning from...
What If the Foundation of Discernment Is Hope and Not Suspicion?

What If the Foundation of Discernment Is Hope and Not Suspicion?

The gift of discernment has now become synonymous with the “gift” of being a jerk.
The Most Important Decision I’ve Ever Made as a Pastor

The Most Important Decision I’ve Ever Made as a Pastor

I’ve never once regretted the decision to trust completely in the Bible’s divine origin or infallibility.
4 Signs Decision Fatigue Is Degrading Your Decisions

4 Signs Decision Fatigue Is Degrading Your Decisions

As you look at the number of decisions you are making, to what degree does decision fatigue affect you?

Church Growth and Change: The Only Place and Time Your Job Won’t Be Changing

In January Elon Musk sent an email to employees letting them know of the challenging days ahead for Tesla. In the midst of a year...
Why the Gospel Teaches the Opposite of Religion

Gospel and Religion: Why the Gospel Teaches the Opposite of Religion

Religion can turn you into a really bad person. Believe it or not, Bill Maher, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and the Apostle Paul agree...
getting a raise

Asking for a Raise … 10 Tips Your Executive Pastor Wants You to Know

Don’t Say These 5 Things When Asking Your Executive Pastor for a Raise
God's grace blessing and warning

Why You Should Teach God’s Grace as Both a Blessing and a Warning

If all you preach is God’s blessing without the warnings, then your congregation is only hearing half of the truth.

45 Wedding Reception Ideas for a Christian Marriage

You have an opportunity to honor God and shine the light of Jesus in your reception--just as you did in your wedding.

Every Age, Same Page: Discipling the Whole Church

The whole church needs to emphasize the Great Commission: make disciples. Programs, processes, events, and budgets ought to result in effective disciplemaking. Find out more about discipling the whole church.
Longevity in Ministry: How to Stay as Long as God Wants!

Longevity in Ministry: How to Stay as Long as God Wants!

Moses taught every one who would come after him how to persevere and endure.
4 Ways Martin Luther Encourages Pastors to Pray

4 Ways Martin Luther Encourages Pastors to Pray

As a fellow pastor, Luther provides a treasure of wisdom and insight on prayer. Here are just a few of the many jewels.
Overwhelmed leaders

Sound, Biblical Advice for Stressed, Stretched, Overwhelmed Leaders

There must have been a time when Moses was overwhelmed with responsibility. He may not have recognized it at the time, but if he...
What Is Lent and How Should I Observe It?

What Is Lent and How Should I Observe It?

I walked through my first Lent in 2004. I had been raised and later ministered in a church that didn’t observe Lent. While Lent was all new to me, it is not new at all for most Christians in history or in the world today.
We Cant Add Another Service! We Wont Know Everyone

We Can’t Add Another Service! We Won’t Know Everyone

Most pastors and other church leaders have heard this objection at one point or another. It might be a point of contention when the...
I Believe in a Relevant Church

I Believe in a Relevant Church

Unlike many of my peers, why do I believe the church is relevant?
A Guide to (un)Fruitful Ministry

A Guide to (un)Fruitful Ministry

The ministry that expects God’s grace and hears the cry of the weak becomes a ministry of fruitfulness.
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