Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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Church Leader development 10 Ways To Develop as a Church Leader

10 Ways to Develop as a Church Leader

A church leader expends great effort and energy in developing other disciples. We do so on a micro level of individual discipling and training. We do it on a macro level of developing a churchwide system for moving people from unbelief to globally-engaged disciples.
pastor concerns 8 Concerns That Church Members Seldom Tell Pastors

8 Concerns That Church Members Seldom Tell Pastors

There are some concerns that are harder to bring up than others. Things like: We're concerned about your marriage.
Daniel Grothe

Daniel Grothe: The Church Has Lost a Holy Hero in Eugene Peterson

Pastor Daniel Grothe shares his experience being mentored by Eugene Peterson, a man he saw as a faithful, unhurried minister who was content to live in obscurity.
Stop Complicating Ministry: The Smaller The Church, The Simpler We Need To Keep It

Stop Complicating Ministry: The Smaller the Church, the Simpler We Need to Keep It

Simplifying things almost always is, no matter what size church you serve, but especially if the church is small (whatever number you consider a small church to be).
How The Gospel Frees Us To Rub Our Noses in the Quiddity of Things

How the Gospel Frees Us to Rub Our Noses in the Quiddity of Things

The first step to real gospel joy is real gospel brokenness. We cannot get to real happiness in God until we get to real despair of our sin.
immature Christian 3 Characteristics of Childish Christians in Your Church

3 Characteristics of Childish Christians in Your Church

Because we grow over time and at different paces, churches will always have immature Christians in them.
3 Church Communication Lessons

3 Church Communication Lessons

Move beyond sharing content about your ministry to making disciples through your ministry.
Gen Z Colleges Are Changing for Generation Z... And So Should You

Colleges Are Changing for Generation Z…and So Should You

Colleges are making these changes to embrace Gen Z. The church should do the same.
morning routine Questions Leaders Should ask Themselves Every Morning

7 Questions Leaders Should Ask Themselves Every Morning

Insightful leaders understand that mornings are the most important part of the day. What does your morning routine say about your leadership?
Reading through Eugene Peterson quotes will give your faith a shot in the arm. The author of the Message Bible and a handful of other books certainly knew how to communicate deep spiritual truths thoughtfully.

The Indelible Legacy of Eugene Peterson, In Quotes

Reading through Eugene Peterson quotes will give your faith a shot in the arm. The author of the Message Bible and a handful of other books certainly knew how to communicate deep spiritual truths thoughtfully.
Pastor, Do You Exercise and Work on Your Physical Fitness

Pastor, Do You Exercise and Work on Your Physical Fitness

There seems to be a major disconnect among us regarding the importance of our physical condition.
senior leader 7 Things Senior Leaders Love That Everyone Else Hates

7 Things Senior Leaders Love That Everyone Else Hates

The senior leader at your church is gung-ho over a project...but he or she is the only one excited about it.
They Criticized the Pastor. So, Being a Great Champion for God, He Resigned.

They Criticized the Pastor. So, Being a Great Champion for God, He Resigned.

Pastor and church leaders: You do not want to live and work where there is an absence of criticism.
kids ministry

4 Reasons You Should Consider Teaching or Volunteering in Kids Ministry

Last weekend I was not scheduled to teach in our adult services at Mariners Church so I volunteered to teach Sunday morning in our...
theology 50 Shades of Theological Gray

50 Shades of Theological Gray

As Christians, for some unknown reason, we have decided that we must have a clear position on every issue and situation. Our theology reflects this.
One of the Most Destructive Statements a Church Member Can Make

One of the Most Destructive Statements a Church Member Can Make

“You know who pays the bills at the church.”
8 Assumptions Pastors Can't Make In A Post-Christian Culture

8 Assumptions Pastors Can’t Make in a Post-Christian Culture

If you want to see what a predominantly Christian culture looks like, take a trip through the Bible Belt. But do it soon. Even the Bible Belt is becoming increasingly post-Christian.
slow down Why You Need to Walk Slowly Through the Pews

Why You Need to Walk Slowly Through the Pews

I’ve worked with churches where I saw staff members hurrying around past people. One was a frantic children’s minister. The other was a worship leader with other things on his mind. My advice: "Slow down!"
small churches What Changes with a Move from a Church of 50 to a Church of 150

What Changes With a Move From a Church of 50 to a Church of...

All churches have leadership challenges, regardless of size. Small churches are not easier to lead than large churches. Large churches are not easier to grow than small churches. But they are different.
Self-Leadership Without Self-Absorption

Self-Leadership Without Self-Absorption

How do we improve our self without becoming consumed by self (self-absorbed)?
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