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.
Jesus’s glory will not fade. Spend your life glorifying him, not yourself.
Pastors must never tire of preaching Jesus. Pastors do not preach the words of men. They do not preach themselves. They do not preach their own wisdom or man-made techniques. They preach Christ and Him crucified.
Ministry is hospitality, and hospitality that is more than an event. It is simply the Christian way of life.
I wanted to help our older generation pass down these precious gems to the next generation. I also wanted the next generation to be able to take ownership of these hymns.
Relationships are deeper and richer when our ultimate confidence is in Christ and not one another.
Brother pastor, if you haven’t read deeply and widely in the Baptist history canon, put these giants atop your reading list.
I will not suggest how many weeks of vacation you should be given by your church. Instead, I intend to answer this question a bit differently.
It’s not pleasant but if we don’t talk about dying churches, we will act like there are no problems.
I cannot improve on Paul’s words to a young elder named Timothy but based on Paul’s writings I offer five lines of encouragement for you.
The ultimate goal of church discipline is to obey the Lord.
You can either leave ministry because of them, or you can deal with them.
It is a constant juggling match that most pastors feel they fail at most of the time.
“Don’t preach them into heaven. Don’t preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.”