Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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10 Tips for Avoiding the Pitfalls of Plagiarism

Sermon preparation never has to involve plagiarism. Here are 10 tips for avoiding it.

Pastors Need The Rest of God, Too

The world is dying for the rest of God.  I certainly was.  I became a Sabbath-keeper the hard way:  either that, or die.  Not die literally—at least,...

Giving Thanks from a Wheelchair

Giving thanks. This is the one time of year where everyone takes time out, even if only for a moment, right before they dive...

Facing Your Giants in the Pastorate

Max, what advice do you have for pastors who are facing giants in leading their church?   Well, first of all I would remind pastors that...

Double Your Church

You can double your church in five years or less by equipping small groups to double every two years or less. Small groups can be...

Squaring Off with Bible Illiteracy: 7 Bricks for a Solid Foundation

My grandfather was quite a character. Born in 1906, he spent his entire life on the same Midwest farm. In fact, he died in...

10 Reasons to Preach Prophecy

Many pastors and teachers today avoid preaching end time prophecy. There are undoubtedly many reasons for this. There are many different views about the...

The Humor of Jesus

Does Jesus make ever you laugh? Consider the joy of Jesus in this article.

Is There Such a Thing as a Complegalitarian?

Pastor Discusses Complegalitarian

Using Math to Preach

Here are a few Bible-related questions to ponder: What is significant about the year Methuselah died? (And why does it matter?) What was the wine worth...

A Self-Feeding Program for Leaders—and Their Churches

Wayne Cordeiro suggests leaders depend on the Divine Mentor and not the church to "feed" them.

Pastors’ Strategies for Mobilizing Men to Pray

If men are going to effectively fight on their knees, they will need pastors who take spiritual warfare and strategic prayer personally and seriously.

Reversing the Marriage Implosion

My 24-year old daughter recently participated in a wedding that many merely dream about: the Ritz-Carlton, beautifully manicured acreage, surrounding waterscapes, celebrative music filling...

The Case for the Hour-Long Church Service

For some Christian leaders, an hour-long service can be viewed as too short, if not restrictive. For the people we are trying to reach, however, an hour may seem long, if not excessive.

The Expectation to Do Member Visitation

Aubrey Malphurs challenges the assumption that the pastor must do visitations and pastoral care as a primary responsibility.

The Anatomy of a Pastor Takedown

Saddleback's Kenny Luck laments the loss of another church leader to Satan's influence.

The Hardest Church Member I Ever Loved

Veteran pastor-to-pastors Joe McKeever tells a story of hard-won love that will touch a chord with pastors.
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