Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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The Mercy You Are Missing

The Mercy You Are Missing

What if we are missing a side to mercy that would be huge for us and for others?
Why Pastors Need a Mentor and How to Find One

Why Pastors Need Mentors and How to Find One

One proven way you can continue to grow as a Christian, spouse, parent, friend and church leader is through mentoring.
10 Internal Signs of a Leadership Ego Problem

10 Internal Signs of a Leadership Ego Problem

Some people are openly arrogant. Even if they don’t always recognize it, others quickly see it in them. I hope, though, that church leaders would not be among that number.
preach micah 3 Reasons You Should Preach Through Micah

3 Reasons You Should Preach Through Micah

There are so many great reasons to preach this book to your congregation, but allow me to offer you three.
3 Components In My Daily Time With God

3 Things I Taught My Children About Daily Time With God

I believe one of the most essential parts of Christian discipleship is teaching people how to have a time with God daily.
Could Your Growing Ministry Be Responsible for Your Shrinking Passion?

Could Your Growing Ministry Be Responsible for Your Shrinking Passion?

What do you do when your pastoring passion is shrinking?
Five Reasons More Churches are Moving From Vertical Growth to Horizontal Growth

Trends in Churches: Five Reasons More Churches Are Moving From Vertical Growth to Horizontal...

Two of the most dramatic trends in churches the past decade are declines in attendance frequency and the move to horizontal growth.
Why Bereans Would Have Notepads in Their Pews Instead of Bibles

Why Bereans Would Have Notepads in Their Pews Instead of Bibles

“Good Bereans examine what is said by the Scriptures.” Yes, absolutely. But good Bereans cannot examine without first eagerly receiving.
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7 Suggestions for a Pastor and Spouse to Find True Friends

True friendships are worth the investment it takes to build them.
5 Brain Benefits From Creating Routines

5 Brain Benefits From Creating Routines

Among other benefits, a work routine will free up working space in your pre-frontal cortex so that you can think and concentrate better on new tasks and relationships.
Let's Not Forget We're Here to Serve

Leadership Roles: Let’s Not Forget We’re Here to Serve

So often we we forget that Christians are here to serve. In fact, those in leadership roles in the church are called to serve MORE.
10 Lies of the Enemy That Church Leaders Believe

10 Lies of the Enemy That Church Leaders Believe

In my years of studying spiritual warfare, I’ve spent a lot of time talking with pastors about their own battles. Often, those battles are...
6 Questions That Will Help Your Next Sermon Reach Everyone

6 Questions That Will Help Your Next Sermon Reach Everyone

Confronting these assumptions about people will help you move closer to your sermon reaching everyone in the room.
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It’s Been One Year Since the Passing of America’s Pastor

Today marks one year since Billy Graham went to be with the Lord. As America's Pastor, his death was a significant milestone in the life of the U.S. and the church. Where were you when Billy Graham died?
Why Church Membership Is Important

Why Church Membership Is Important

The aim of the church is to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ by pursuing people to believe in Jesus and turn to Him for salvation.
The Pendulum Swing Syndorme When Churches Get a New Pastor: 5 Key Questions

The Pendulum Swing Syndrome When Churches Get a New Pastor: 5 Key Questions

Too often churches choose new pastors largely based upon the perceived weaknesses of the previous pastor.
5 Illusions That Will Lead You Straight Into Having an Affair

5 Illusions That Will Lead You Straight Into Having an Affair

Heed these dire warnings before falling off the cliff of a sexual sin.
4 Possible Reasons Team Members “Over-Quote the Leader”

4 Possible Reasons Team Members “Over-Quote the Leader”

Why do people over-quote the leader? It happens all the time, and there are at least four possible reasons why people feel the need to do this.
8 Signs Your Church Is Actually Reaching Unchurched People

8 Signs Your Church Is Actually Reaching Unchurched People

So are you really reaching unchurched people at your church? How would you know…for real? 8 Signs Your Church Is Actually Reaching Unchurched People Just because...
Does It Matter How the Preacher Dresses?

Does It Matter How the Preacher Dresses?

"I urge preachers to turn up the dial a notch."
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Court Victory: Pastors Can Keep Housing Allowance

The housing allowance for church ministers, which represents an estimated tax savings of $700 million yearly, is safe—for now.

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Justin and Scott discuss the need for pastors to embrace their humanity and they believe spiritual disciplines can help them do that.