Paul’s process for dealing with elders accused of a sin lines up with what Jesus says must be done for any brother that is accused of a sin.
In a new series of YouTube videos, U.K. ministry Speak Life tells the story of Amy and Ryan Green, who created the video game "That Dragon, Cancer" to memorialize their son who died from a brain tumor at age five.
In 1998, I proposed to my wife. In order to propose I wanted to get the blessing of her father for the marriage. This...
I was once asked to help a church process how to get younger people to attend. After we discussed some change recommendations, a man...
Easter is a busy time for churches. It is easy to make mistakes when you feel overwhelmed with all the extra work and preparation.
Your persona on Sunday morning is not the whole of who you are, but it’s often the main way in which church members form perceptions about you. Use the time strategically to become a more approachable pastor.
Great leaders conceal nothing and are readily willing to share their motives so that others can know the deepest level of their integrity.
Speaking at The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference, Trip Lee challenged the audience that "name it and claim it" is not a biblical approach to faith and healing. Rather, we should bring our requests to God in humility, recognizing who it is we are approaching.
I’ve seen so many potentially great leaders waste opportunities because they were waiting for the perfect scenario before they began to develop as a leader.
Here are five pieces of evidence that the Holy Spirit has control of your life.
We want to embrace the resurrection, but Jesus calls us to the Cross, too.
There are moments in a ministry or organization that form the culture. Moments where there is clarity of belief or direction. Moments where memories are made. Moments where people are invited to internalize and commit to what is most important.
Here are some ways to achieve clarity in your preaching.
If you do ministry long enough, you can learn from others what NOT to do—particularly when those choices led to trouble. Here are some of the problematic choices I’ve seen pastors and church staff members make.
You can’t preach for a decision unless you’re willing to stand on the Word of God and humbly yet forcibly challenge people.
With more than three decades in ministry now, I’m convinced there are no shortcuts in ministry that will help you in the long run.
Here are some reasons many of us admire and perhaps envy (just a tad) the bi-vocational pastor….
I am using the phrase “inactive members” to refer to those church members who have not shown up for any church service or event in several months.
I must admit. I’ve never had a one night stand. But, I have offered them in a way over the years to the church.
Here is a strange trend that may affect your church finances: While more than half of all churches are in some form of attendance decline, a segment of these declining churches experiences either stability in giving or an increase in giving at the same time people are leaving.