There are certain attitudes, postures, and behaviors that capture God's attention. He stops the course of time and history and bends low to the affairs of men.
Job satisfaction—to say nothing of missional effectiveness—results from knowing your pastoral leadership style and thriving in it. Do you know where you fit into the mission?
As a leader, you have experienced your fair share of subtle, secondary leadership problem pandemics. Which is the worst?
If ministry volunteers aren’t validated in the ministry you lead, then they will look for another place where they are.
How can we live with a conscience that is pacified by the blood of Christ? Christians, be persuaded to practice these steps to find rest.
While it may seem as though subtweeting is a more chartable approach to navigating the world of social media, there are a variety of serious dangers attached to it.
If we had a long term vision I think we would see how important it is to grow leaders from within rather than constantly trying to pick fruit off of other people’s trees.
The wilderness experience pushes us to the edge of despair and giving up. We feel our limits, insufficiency and inability to deliver ourselves.
If you want accountability, you’ve got to take that responsibility on yourself.
I wanted to invite others to join me for a proverbial warm beverage and heartfelt conversation. With those things in mind, I decided that I would preach with a table and chair ongoing.
There are 59 “ one another ” statements in the New Testament. That’s right, 59. That’s just under 60 exhortations in Scripture to actually “do” something toward another person.
Every true believer is being led by the Spirit of God. We are led away from our sin and into paths of righteousness. This is what it means to be led by the Spirit of God.
One third of all Americans are sleep deprived. I imagine pastors exceed that percentage. Take this sleep deprived quiz. Mentally check below the statements that apply to you.
I recently visited a church who prides themselves in always doing their praise sets after the sermon. Unless it's a praise and worship sermon, here's why the order matters.
When we talk about hope in everyday language we are really talking about our insecurities: who knows how things will really work out? Biblically, however, abiding hope is one of our greatest needs.
The way you treat your spouse reveals their value to you. We naturally prioritize and praise what we value. Our kids see this.
There are many things that will try to interfere with team commitment: frustration, boredom, weariness, doubt, opportunities, distractions, and the like.
The Internet has sometimes exposed pastor's kids to painful internal church conflict. More than one pastor has faced opposition spread through the Internet and social media. No matter how hard pastors try to shield their families, it’s almost impossible to protect PK's completely.
Every pastor no doubt begins the ministry with the ideal in mind. He will spend his life doing what God called him to do. His days will be spent reading his Bible, praying, telling people about Jesus, and ministering to his church and community.
Four years after the Washington National Cathedral removed windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the windows will be filled with work by artist Kerry James Marshall related to racial justice.
"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."