The Difference Between Joy and Happiness

We seek happiness even though joy is within reach. This is why we (especially pastors) need to know the difference between joy and happiness.

4 Critical Roles of Church Administration

Church administration is the place where the church demonstrates the gospel message and priorities. Church administration is where the church walks the walk in a way that supports the gospel talk.

What To Do if You Struggle With Making Decisions

Over the years, one of the biggest mistakes I’ve encountered with leaders is the inability to commit—or put another way, the inability to make a decision.

Have You Come To Know Jesus as Your Savior and Lord and Best Friend?

Biblical Christianity is fundamentally not simply a religion about Christ, but a relationship with Christ. If we get it right about Jesus, we can afford to get some minor things wrong. But if we get it wrong about Jesus, it won’t matter in the end what else we get right.

Pastors, Trust in the Providence of God

Pastor, are you trusting in the providence of God in your life and ministry? Providence is God’s guidance and protection in our lives and ministries.

The Ten Boom House: Trusting God’s Will

Horrified by the German onslaught against the Jewish people of her country, Corrie ten Boom (along with her family) began to hide within their home those most threatened by arrest.

The Most Overlooked Part of Funerals and Church Services

Nothing tells the tale on us more than the place we give to prayer, whether personally or in the worship services or at funerals or church services.Funeral prayer is one big example.

Prioritize Like a Pro: The One Question Every Leader Should Ask

While working with a leader, I asked him to list all the things he could do, wanted to do, felt he should do, and felt others expected him to do. That’s a pretty long list. Then I asked him to filter the list through one question.

The Goal of Spiritual Practices

Spiritual practices are the ways that we connect with God and relate to God. But spiritual practices also do something else; they are how we become more present to God, others, and ourselves.

Women As Image Bearers – God-Called and God-Gifted

When it comes to the value, dignity, significance, and uniqueness of the imprint of the image of God, men and women are equals.

Do We Understand Stewardship as God’s Ownership?

Whenever I am asked about the most basic principles of stewardship, my answer always begins with God’s ownership.

10 Ways I Attempt To Be a Leader of Leaders

I try to be a leader of leaders. I love, welcome, and appreciate followers. But as much as possible, I want to lead people who are going to lead.

7 Keys to Productivity for Pastors

Staying productive is key to being a pastor. With the right tools and strategies, you can save time on communications and administrative work, accomplish your goals, and ultimately, do more to advance the Kingdom of God.

7 Church Hiring Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands

I firmly believe that if you take these recruiting tips and apply them—and avoid the hiring pitfalls—you will literally save more than $100K in the long run.

How One Word Changes Your Perspective in a Season of Difficulty

Here is a difficult question to ask ourselves during painful seasons where our biggest question is "why?": Would knowing the "why" really help us?

Pastor: 8 Ways To Refresh Your Soul

I have served as a pastor for over 35 years. It can be tough and pastors must care for their souls. Consider these 8 ways to refresh your soul.

The Day Everything Changed for Me

As I walked the aisle with my grandpa, I could feel the sanctuary full of Baptist eyes on me. Pastor Claud Pettit waited at the front of the stage as the organ music played. When we reached the front, he asked me why I had come forward. I told him I wanted to get baptized.

Pastor, Your Church Needs You To Rest and Take a Vacation

True rest is found only in God’s salvation. In the Old Testament, we have the promise of rest from God. In the New Testament, we learn how to enter this rest—only through Jesus.

The Church Is More Than a Content Producer

If you really want your church to have a “full recovery,” at some point you will have to remove the crutches. While producing helpful online content for church members is valuable, it can also be a hindrance to real relationships that churches need.

What Is Your Personal Canon?

Discovering your personal canon is actually an excercise in self-discovery. You should try it. #Scripture

Pastor Robert Jeffress Praises God for His Protection After First Baptist...

“I’m grateful that the church is not bricks and mortar or wood, it’s people,” Robert Jeffress told a local news station as First Baptist Dallas' historic sanctuary was being engulfed by flames.

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.