Isolation is not good for a pastor, his wife and family, or the church he serves.
As pastors, we must lovingly guide those whom God has placed under our care to steward their privilege of church membership well.
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When a pastor remains at the same church for a long time, the church flourishes. So does the pastor.
It’s not like the internal call comes from God and the external comes from man. No, God works through people in both cases.
To belong to a community is to be at its disposal, to have given over all you have to be used for whatever your community needs.
Nothing in seminary can quite get the young pastor completely ready for everything he will face in his first year.
Should I pause my expository preaching on holidays?
Not all church decline is bad.
Pastor, meditate on these texts to nourish your faithfulness and silence your anxiety.
Hopefully we will never need these guidelines, but our churches must be prepared for the worst case scenarios.
Every time I teach a church membership class, I try to answer these six questions guests and new members often have.
Spiritual Warfare and Pastoral Ministry
Praise God that it pleased him to work through ordinary men like Luther and Calvin to unleash afresh an extraordinary gospel to work in all its grace-driven power in my life and in the lives of countless millions of other believers and pastors through the century.
New pastors quickly find out that the church on the ground is different, messier, and more complicated than the church you envisioned in your head.
Ministry wives, you’re going to make mistakes, but the perfect and holy God provides his strength through my weaknesses, which far outweighs any pastor’s-wife-concocted perfection or friendship scheme that I can devise.
5 strategies for dealing with members who disrupt church unity.
When people visit a church they’re going to decide within the first 10 minutes whether or not they’ll ever come back.