Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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Top 34 Pastor Conferences for 2019 in the U.S.

Top 34 Pastor Conferences for 2019 in the U.S.

We put together this list of the top 33 pastor conferences for 2019 in the United States so you, pastor and church leader, can get the training, refreshment, and encouragement you so deserve in 2019.
5 Factors That Should Move Your Church to Add Another Weekend Service

5 Factors That Should Move Your Church to Add Another Weekend Service

Wrestling with the right timeline to add a new service is an important process for your church as you balance the growth taking place against the amount of work required to service that growth.
3 Ways to Stretch Your Preaching Next Year

3 Ways to Stretch Your Preaching Next Year

In a word, to stretch your preaching requires this one thing: intentionality.
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The Manger and the Cross: Unlikely Bookends

Like bookends facing opposite directions, yet an undeniable pair, consider the relationship between the manger and the cross of Christ.
What Are The Most Important Elements To Consider When Preparing a Sermon?

What Are the Most Important Elements to Consider When Preparing a Sermon?

I’m sure there are plenty of preachers who have fallen into a trap of being stuck instead of being unleashed to reach their audience for Christ.
Christianity and paganism

Do the Gospels Borrow From Pagan Myths?

Even in ancient times, critics of Christianity noticed some parallels between Christian beliefs and pre-Christian myths. What is the relationship between Christianity and paganism?
New Year's sermon

5 Ideas for Your New Year’s Sermon

Your New Year's sermon sets the tone for the year. What do you want to say to your congregation?
When a Pastor's Friend Leaves The Church

When a Pastor’s Friend Leaves the Church

The greatest pain for me took place when one of my good friends and his family decided to leave the church.
Looking for the Eternal Christmas to Come

Looking for the Eternal Christmas to Come

The prayer of my heart this Christmas is that people would understand that Jesus is the person they were made by and made for.
10 Thank Yous to My Pastor’s Wife

10 Thank Yous to My Pastor’s Wife

"Thank you for being my biggest encouragement and never making the church wonder where your support is."
Is Your Church Ready for 2019

Church Planning – Is Your Church Ready for 2019

God wants your church to thrive. It’s His church! No one cares more than He does. Don’t race ahead with your plans without asking God what He wants specifically for your church.
Remembering the Righteousness of Joseph

Remembering the Righteousness of Joseph

Joseph was a righteous man. It took a lot of courage to do what he did.
#DearPastor: When Lauren Daigle Meets Jonathan Edwards

#DearPastor: When Lauren Daigle Meets Jonathan Edwards

Dear Pastor, why does Jonathan Edwards get a pass for his stance on slavery while Lauren Daigle doesn't seem to be getting one for her stance on homosexuality?
5 Surprising Truths About the Enneagram and Your Leadership Potential

5 Surprising Truths About the Enneagram and Your Leadership Potential

The enneagram is a helpful tool, but the true potential you have as a leader is not determined by your gifting but by your health.
3 Reasons to Preach Through Daniel

3 Reasons to Preach Through Daniel

The book of Daniel is more than a hero tale that inspires us to live a courageous life for God amid hard circumstances.

Pastors Share the Strangest Criticism They’ve Received

Pastor, how often do people criticize you? Thom Rainer recently asked pastors to share the strangest criticism they've ever received. The responses he got range from offensive to petty to downright hilarious.
Top 10 Books Written by Women That I Read in 2018

Top 10 Books Written by Women That I Read in 2018

These female theologians and authors are doing some very good work! These are the best books I read in 2018.
pastor depression

Here’s What It’s Like Being a Church Leader and Depressed

Have you ever thought about pastor depression? As I weigh my church leadership experiences in the context of living with depression, I think it has actually been a net gain. Let me tell you why.

Don’t Let Your Insecurities Get the Best of You

I’ve gotta be honest with you for a second. Insecurities try to get the best of me in life, relationships and ministry. I’m my...
Advent: One Like a Son of the Gods

Advent: One Like a Son of the Gods

When you think of Christmas, the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego defying Nebuchadnezzar doesn't usually come to mind.
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Pastor John Secrest of the Harvest Naples campus says he was not consulted in the decision to allow James MacDonald to preach at the Naples campus during his "indefinite sabbatical" and that he does not support the decision.

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“There’s never been a life lived that didn’t have regrets. There’s never been a life lived that didn’t fail on some level or another," Brent Crowe says. In our conversation, Brent encourages leaders to shift their paradigm on regret and failure.