Every serious pastor labors under a heavy weight. This is not belly-aching or an embellishment, but rather this is the reality of being a pastor.
These habits are not unique to long-tenured pastors. But they do seem to be most consistent among those pastors who have been at one church for at least ten years.
Seminarians study and write papers. But when it comes to being ready for ministry, one qualification usually remains the most elusive: experience.
The pages of Scripture overflow with the doctrine of uncomfortable grace.
Every number is a person, with a face and a soul—but we must remember that we are not pastoring assembly lines.
The Lord’s Supper is not a private meal that individuals share with Jesus. It is a communal meal for all of Christ’s people to worship together.
All faithful pastors regularly feel pressed to their limits. Here’s how to thrive in your weakness.
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.
God calls the pastor to be first and foremost a theologian.
Be sure that a transition to a plurality of elders unites the congregation under God’s Word instead of dividing the congregation over opinions.
Size can challenge our effectiveness, but God is more concerned with our obedience.
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