When we read about “the poor” in the Bible it often feels like we must be talking about someone else. But there are people in your pews who fit "the poor" description. You may even fit the description.
It’s not just church members who have been hurt by the church. Pastors often are hurt by imperfect members.
There are many warnings these days about the Jezebel spirit. Is there such a thing? And what does Scripture have to say about it?
Leading a local church is more complex than ever. It’s still the most rewarding and greatest purpose I can imagine, but the challenges are not for the faint of heart.
As I see it, some churches work to be more friendly—and that’s good. Some move beyond being friendly and move to caring—and that’s better.
Good mental health does not happen by accident. Mentally healthy people make small, daily choices that contribute to their mental health.
There's really only one scenario where you should ever mention a specific sports team from the pulpit, and it's very unlikely this will ever happen at your church.
I’m one of those Bible-believing Baptists who holds to the inerrancy of Scripture. But when I say I believe the Bible is without error I mean that inerrancy applies to the original autographs.
These Christian NFL players and MLB players aren't afraid to share their faith. They explain the significance of baptism in this short video.
I've personally been burned several times by trusting the wrong people with information. It’s wonderful to think a pastor can be totally transparent with everyone, but honestly, especially in some churches, complete transparency will cause you to lose your ministry.
Watch the video to learn more about the history of this song. And then check out the entire lyrics to this powerful song by Placide Cappeau.
To build a culture of God-fearing leadership in your church and support the call to expand the presence of the Gospel throughout the world, look to the Word of God.
The reality is if you had your church list five key elements of a pastor job description, you are only gifted at one or two of them.
Some Christians glory in their identity as a member of the Universal Church, while refusing to plug into any particular local church.
The Lord's Day matters because it's part of the law of God. But it also matters for other reasons, besides observing the law.
Even if your church is primarily filled with young people, from time to time you will be called upon by families to perform a funeral.
My encouragement to you today is to be a discerning reader. That’s going to play out differently for each of you, so I can’t say how exactly, but I want to encourage you to expect more from writers.
It doesn’t have ultimate power, but it also isn’t powerless. Evil is active. And to some extent, you need to be aware of the influence of evil in ministry, your thought life, and your family right now.
The way we lead is replicated by those we lead. The challenges and struggles we have with those we lead are often reflections of our leadership.
Satan likes to sell us false dichotomies. Even when ministers learn how to preach, they sometimes get caught up in these five erroneous ways of thinking about preaching.