Pastoral ministry is primarily about shepherding and caring for people.
Older veterans likely see standing for Memorial Day as paying tribute to those left behind, but many of us experience guilt for stealing from those we love.
We are not in ministry to share our own spiritual insights or to coach others with practical tips for living. We are called to preach Christ and him crucified.
Be sure that a transition to a plurality of elders unites the congregation under God’s Word instead of dividing the congregation over opinions.
Leadership in the church is so important that we should be prepared to go to great lengths to see future leaders of the church trained.
Size can challenge our effectiveness, but God is more concerned with our obedience.
A personal reflection from the Billy Graham School dean
Faithful doctrinal teaching always starts with the text, not a system.
Ministry leaders are often pressed for time, but we must make time to read. The reward is worth the work.
As we rise with him, even our personalities are redeemed and regenerated and renewed and reformatted.
Billy Graham’s faith was authentic, on and off the crusade stage.
In the #MeToo Era, many pastors live as though God will not hold them accountable for the souls of women in their church.
Isolation is not good for a pastor, his wife and family, or the church he serves.
It’s not like the internal call comes from God and the external comes from man. No, God works through people in both cases.
Pastor, meditate on these texts to nourish your faithfulness and silence your anxiety.
If you go into church planting looking for fame or adventure, you probably won’t find either.
Hopefully we will never need these guidelines, but our churches must be prepared for the worst case scenarios.
3 marks of true Christian friendship