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Articles for Pastors

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You Must Disappoint Someone: How to Say No to Good Things

You Must Disappoint Someone: How to Say No to Good Things

Why do you spend your time doing what you do? Why do you say yes to doing some things and no to doing other...
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The Future of the Church is Phygital

"Phygital" reflects the growing necessity for the seamless flow between the physical and the digital. This new phenomenon in the retail world has considerable application for the church.
A Personal Warning—Don’t Be the Senior Leader Unless...

A Personal Warning—Don’t Be the Senior Leader Unless…

Here’s a warning I want to give to those who are currently not in a senior leadership position, but think they may want to...
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5 Amazing Rhetorical Questions to Preach to Yourself

The questions Paul asks and the answers he provides profoundly confront the doubts we can have about the nature of God’s love.
Biblical Stewardship

5 Biblical Stewardship Strategies Every Church Should Make

Everyone wants to use good biblical stewardship strategies. Americans are giving more to charity now than ever before. $410 Billion in 2017, a 5%...
3 Reasons We Ought to Corporately Lament

3 Reasons We Ought to Corporately Lament

Lament demonstrates a concern for our neighbors even if the issue doesn’t directly affect everyone.
stewardship doctrine Christian, Take Care of Your Body

Christian, Take Care of Your Body

Too many of us make an exception for self-control in the area of physical health.
Sermons Don't Make Disciples

Sermons Don’t Make Disciples

The key to discipleship is not a process or a proclamation. The key to discipleship is a disciple.

15 Different Types of Pastoral Leaders

Few of us who are pastors excel in—or even enjoy—every aspect of pastoral ministry. Most of us have a few areas we greatly enjoy, a...
Not All Anger Is Wrong and Jesus Wasn't Nice

Not All Anger Is Wrong and Jesus Wasn’t Nice

Could there be any better reason to treasure love’s first virtue, the virtue of patience?
The Worst Kind of Censorship

The Worst Kind of Censorship

The more we focus on our own hearts and motives, the less we will sinfully judge others in the body of Christ.
Pastoral Plagiarism: 10 Do's and Don'ts

Pastoral Plagiarism: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Good communicators borrow material all the time. But how do you know when you've crossed a line? If you're looking through articles on plagiarism trying to find out how should you communicate your sources of ideas and inspiration, read on to learn more.
Preachers and Sneakers: These Pastors Paid How Much for These Shoes?

Preachers and Sneakers: These Pastors Paid How Much for These Shoes?

A lot of people are shocked. Some are outraged. How can these pastors wear such expensive sneakers?
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How Were People Saved in the Old Testament?

I often get the question, “How were people saved in the Old Testament?” To answer this question, I usually follow the Apostle Paul’s logic...
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10 Sure Marks of Humility

The Christian has the joy of seeing the Holy Spirit put pride to death and bring to life the beauty of humility. Here are some of the key traits of a humble person.
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How to Have a Difficult Conversation: 3 Practices

When learning how to manage people, one of the best lessons is knowing how to have difficult conversations with the people on your team. Here are 3 practices that will help you.
How to Grow and Serve Effectively According to Timothy and Paul

How to Grow and Serve Effectively According to Timothy and Paul

As leaders we cannot successfully walk through ministry alone. We must be connected to people who are ahead of us in the journey, people...
Do People Tell You Not to Read 'Those Books'?

Do People Tell You Not to Read ‘Those Books’?

I urge pastors to take an hour occasionally to sit in the periodicals section of their public library and browse all those magazines no one has never heard of.
Essentials of a Great Ministry Resume

Essentials of a Great Ministry Resume

There are definitely a few dos and don’ts. I’ve listed below some essentials of a great ministry resume.
Scripture Memory Wasn’t for Me

Scripture Memory Wasn’t for Me

The memorable discovery was not that I, with my bad memory, surprisingly could memorize big chunks of Scripture, but that doing so yielded joy. The exercise, the discipline, of reciting and repeating forced me to meditate on Scripture in ways I hadn’t done before.
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