Ravi Zacharias and Francis Chan believe that if church leaders are going to help the next generation build a genuine faith, it’s crucial they prioritize expository preaching. At the same time, it is just as essential for leaders to communicate truth in love and with compassion.
Every week I have the opportunity to record a podcast, Making Disciples with Robby Gallaty, with Pastor Robby. When we record, we spend a...
I love my pastor, but I must admit, I don’t often express that I do. Shame on me. Allow me to take a few moments to articulate some of the reasons why I appreciate my pastor so much.
Replacing a long-term leader is rarely easy. Especially, if you're the one replacing the person everyone is used to.
Most pastors are amazing. I am honored to serve them, and my appreciation for pastors grows every day. For example, I recently conducted a social...
In Acts 12, we find an important scene of a persecuted church and a praying church. It was the persecution that precipitated the prayer—and what happens in this record of church history is vitally important regarding the practice of prayer within our local church today.
Part of the wisdom of the Enneagram is that it can give us some insight on prayer. If you know your Enneagram personality type, here's how you can use that information in your prayer life!
True discernment means not only distinguishing the right from the wrong; it means distinguishing the primary from the secondary.
Everyone is broken. It’s a fact of life that’s not only clear from the pages of the Bible but also from the practical reality of...
If you preach Zephaniah to your congregation, what will they hear?
I raised my son Joseph on a steady diet of Bob Dylan. I wasn’t too surprised, therefore, when Joseph became a fan of the...
A woman’s insight, over and above her competency, intelligence and pedagogical skills, reinforces the value in her perspective on the scriptures.
A pastor in Texas has challenged cohabiting couples to choose one of three options: break up, get married, or date without living together. The church is willing to pay for the weddings of those who want to get married or pay one month’s rent for those who decide not to marry.
In an effort to promote mental health awareness among church leaders, Kayla Stoecklein, widow of Pastor Andrew Stoecklein, shares her advice on how ministry leaders can take proactive steps against mental illness.
Pam and I are not parents, so I’m always hesitant to write about parenting. Nevertheless, I want you to know what I hear anecdotally...
Sometimes being a patriot means we haven't examined the spiritual formations of our love of country.
The stakes are too high for us to continue operating as if we are not theologians—we must care for our theology, nurture our theology, and watch our theology to ensure that it is good!
Some things are no-brainers when evaluating your church staff: Spiritual maturity (person of prayer, biblical knowledge, compassion, etc…) Loyalty Commitment to your church’s mission...
A pastor wears many hats. The fact is that, when pastors are not preaching, they take on many roles that most church members are aware of.
To serve well in the church, and shine light on the state, we must know we’ve done right to maintain a vibrant witness.