Shepherding the Shepherd

It’s so important for pastors to be poured into by others, whether through peer relationships or mentorship. This article explores the significance of pastoral support, drawing insights from both biblical principles and contemporary challenges faced by pastors.

Terra McDaniel: Rediscovering Lament—Making Space for Grief

Terra McDaniel and Jason Daye explore some of the ways that we, as pastors and ministry leaders, inadvertently make grieving more difficult, both for ourselves and for those we serve.

John Hopper: Skepticism, Conflict & Intolerance—How To Share Jesus in Divisive Times

John Hopper and Jason Daye explore some of the misconceptions we need to dismiss and some of the principles we need to embrace if we are to effectively share the love and hope of Jesus with others.

5 Ways Pastors Can Eat Right

Here are five practical ways pastors can eat right, ensuring they nourish both their bodies and their souls in the midst of their busy schedules.

Ronnie Olivier: Finding God When All Seems Hopeless

Jason Daye and Ronnie Olivier, who served 27 summers in the notorious Louisiana State Penitentiary known as Angola, explore how we can find Jesus, even in the midst of the most hopeless situations.

Crucial Vacations

To take a vacation can feel like an impossible dream. But your church needs you to prioritize your well-being. So let’s talk about why vacations and rest are vital for pastors.

Finding Sabbath in the Storm

In the whirlwind of pastoral duties, finding moments of rest can seem like an impossible task. Here are some tips for finding sabbath rest in the midst of the storms of ministry.

5 Ways To Measure Your Pastoral Progress

As we stand on the cusp of a new year, let’s explore five practical ways to gauge the growth of your pastoral care over the past year.

Beyond the Numbers

Placing one’s identity in the success of church attendance is a dangerous path for pastors to tread. While numbers have their place, they should not overshadow the true essence of pastoral ministry.

Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue is a very real challenge in your ministry. But by following these three biblical steps, you can combat it and continue to serve your congregation with love and grace.

Boosting Staff Morale This Christmas

Here are some wallet-friendly, work-related ways to lift your church staff's spirits and give them the boost they need during this festive season.

Jimmy Dodd: Planning a Ministry Sabbatical? Helpful Tips and Mistakes To Avoid

Jimmy Dodd shares from his own experiences about how he prepared for sabbatical, what he encountered during his sabbatical, and some mistakes that he wants to encourage others to avoid.

The Physical and Spiritual Sides of Ministry

What makes a healthy pastor? Let’s dive into a topic that’s often overlooked but can make a world of a difference in your ministry journey.

Curtis Zackery: Finding Rest for Your Soul

Curtis Zackery ("CZ") and Jason Daye look at digging beneath the surface level of Sabbath and discovering the design that God has for each of us to experience true soul rest and refreshment in our lives.

Elijah the Prophet: What We Can Learn From His Mental Health

Many spiritual leaders in the Bible struggled to obtain victory while serving faithfully. The story of Elijah the Prophet is just one case study model for ministry. Many pastors and church leaders can learn a valuable lesson on self-care and God’s provision to take care of His own.

Pastoral Transitions

Pastoral transitions are undoubtedly significant milestones in the life of a church community. Whether you are an outgoing or an incoming pastor, the emotional toll can be overwhelming.

Evan Owens: Recognizing Trauma and Ministering Well

Evan Owens shares with Jason Daye some hope-filled insights into how ministry leaders can find healing from their own trauma and embrace the fullness of Christ in their life and ministries.

Cultivating Staff Gratitude

As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, it is crucial for ministry teams to be intentional about cultivating a spirit of gratitude among their staff.

Ellen Dykas: Healing After Unfaithfulness in Marriage

Ellen Dykas and Jason Daye look at the healing journey for those who have experienced betrayal in their marriages.

Practicing Simplicity

When we talk about simplicity, who better to turn to than Jesus himself? The Son of God, whose very life and teachings are the bedrock of our faith, modeled a beautifully simple yet incredibly impactful ministry.

Remains of Pastor’s Wife and Friend Identified; OK County GOP Chair...

News surfaced this week that Tifany Machel Adams is the GOP chair for Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Adams is one of four suspects charged with kidnapping and murdering pastor's wife Jilian Kelley and Kelley's friend Veronica Butler.

Rebecca McLaughlin on Whether Christians Can Agree To Disagree About Same-Sex...

Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how church leaders can respond to common arguments that use the Bible to affirm same-sex relationships, the “why” behind God’s design for marriage, and the “beautiful and glorious vision” Christianity has for friendship.